Since opening in March, U Street Music Hall has distinguished itself with dance nights, no doubt in great part due to part-owner Will Eastman, above (along with business partners Jesse Tittsworth and Brian Miller). The local DJ recently celebrated 10 years of his Bliss dance parties, held previously at the Black Cat. Sadly, since the establishment has a no-photography policy, you won’t have visual evidence for that amazing move you made up — why was it called “The Stapler”?

Dance Fuel: Pho dogs!

» U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St., NW; 202-588-1880. (U St./Cardozo)

» SECOND PLACE: Cafe Citron, 1343 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-530-8844. (Dupont)

» THIRD PLACE: Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo; 301-634-2222. (Bethesda)

» Explore a full list of the year’s winners at the Best of 2010 index.

Photo by Lawrence Luk for Express