Editors' pick

Cobalt

Dance Club, Gay/Lesbian, Lounge, Upscale
A no-frills dance club with great house and retro DJs, cabaret acts and shirtless bartenders.
(Dupont Circle)
Dupont Circle (Red Line)
202-232-4416
7/28

Mondays are a Drag (Party)

Watching "RuPaul's Drag Race" every Monday at Cobalt is just the warm-up for the main event. The free "Mondays are a Drag (Party)" starts at 9 p.m. with a viewing party, and drag queens take the stage at 11. Performers vary each week: The queens who get the most applause will be invited to participate the next week. (Unlike Friday and Saturday events at Cobalt, admission is open to everyone 18 and older.)
Monthly

CTRL

DJs spin electropop, indie and remixes of mainstream dance tunes at Cobalt's monthly party. Expect plenty of theme nights and drink specials.