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THE PREMIER L G B T Q + BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY Vol. 11 WASHINGTON DC
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LGBTQ+ Washington DC

Washington, DC is notorious. Politics, sex scandals and fiery protests have given this popular destination for the gay community a bit of an edge. The city’s large LGBTQ+ community, however, has stayed focused on securing equal rights and having a great time while they are at it.

The city’s lively LGBTQ+ nightlife is centered within a couple of neighborhoods, easily accessible by public transportation. Many hotspots are located on P Street and 17th Street in the Dupont Circle area, just a few minutes walk from the Dupont Circle Metro stop. Legendary bars like JR’s and eateries such as Annie’s Steakhouse line 17th Street, and evenings find the sidewalks bustling with LGBTQ+ boys and girls cruising and cavorting. Here you will find glam mixed with button-down conservative types who work on Capitol Hill—and everything in between. In recent years, some LGBTQ+ bars, restaurants and cafés have moved a few blocks east to Logan Circle, where LGBTQs have begun yet another historic gentrification process. Even U Street, one of the many African-American neighborhoods, has seen an influx of LGBTQ+ residents and even bars.

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ABOUT

RESTAURANT GUIDE

1789 Restaurant & Bar

A renovated Federal house sets the scene for refined seasonal American fare.

1226 36th St NW, Washington, DC

18th & U Duplex Diner

Kitschy 50s diner with diverse crowd packs in the who’s who of DC’s gay community.

2004 18th St NW, Washington, DC

Acqua Al 2

The same authentic Tuscan cuisine you would find in its home city of Florence. 236 Main St, Annapolis, MD

Agora DC

Turkish small plates & cocktails served in a trendy, low-lit, brick-walled space with a patio.

1527 17th St NW, Washington, DC

All-Purpose Shaw

Italian-American destination for artisanal pizzas, antipasti & wine.

1250 9th St NW, Washington, DC

Annie’s Paramount Steak House

Iconic gay restaurant in DC’s gayborhood.

1609 17th St NW, Washington, DC

BIBIBOP Asian Grill

Stylish, health-minded self-serve for customized rice bowls inspired by the Korean dish bibimbap.

1516 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar

Rustic spot features traditional French fare downstairs, plus a wine bar upstairs.

1736 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC

BlackSalt

Creative preparations of sustainable seafood served in an upscale tavern with a take-out fish market.

4883 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington, DC

Blue Duck Tavern

New American preparations of locally sourced ingredients served amid handcrafted furnishings.

1201 24th St NW, Washington, DC

Busboys and Poets

Dining, dialogue, diversity. 2021 14th St, NW, Washington, DC

Commissary

Casual restaurant/lounge.

1443 P St NW, Washington, DC

Compass Rose

International flavors infuse the eclectic cuisine at this townhouse eatery with brick walls.

1346 T St NW, Washington, DC

DuPont Italian Kitchen

Friendly, casual Italian restaurant.

1637 17th St NW, Washington, DC

Elizabeth’s Gone Raw

Elegant Federalist townhouse featuring raw-vegan dishes & organic wines.

1341 L St NW Suite 1, Washington, DC

Filomena Ristorante

Pasta made in-house plus hearty Italian classics in an upscale restaurant with over-the-top decor.

1063 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC

Fiola Mare

Sophisticated Italian seafood, plus wine & cocktails, in a luxe, modern setting with river views.

3100 K St NW, Washington, DC

Firefly

Urban neighborhood restaurant. 1310 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC

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RESTAURANT GUIDE

Floriana

Italian restaurant & grill.

1602 17th St NW, Washington, DC

Fox and Hounds Lounge

Casual joint to hang, drink and nosh.

1533 17th St NW, Washington, DC

Georgia Brown’s The Best of DC.

950 15th St NW, Washington, DC

Hank’s Oyster Bar

Modern take on traditional New England Seafood Stand.

1624 Q St NW Suite 100, Washington, DC

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab Surf ‘n’ turf restaurant serving upmarket fare & cocktails in a lavish 2-story space. 750 15th St NW, Washington, DC

Kinship

Unique New American cuisine emphasizing classic and indulgent dishes in chic surroundings.

1015 7th St NW, Washington, DC

Kramers

Bookstore & Cafe/bookstore in the heart of it all.

1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

Lauriol Plaza

Tasty Tex-Mex eats - sophisticated atmosphere.

1835 18th St NW, Washington, DC

Le DeSales

A contemporary take on French cooking in a brasserie with a chic bar.

1725 Desales St NW, Washington, DC

Logan Tavern

Logan Circle hotspot.

1423 P St NW, Washington, DC

Mr. Henry’s Restaurant

Capitol Hill legend. 601 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Seafood dishes with boardwalk decor & a lively upstairs bar & bocce court.

1612 14th St NW, Washington, DC

The Dabney

Mid-Atlantic cuisine at this rustic spot set in a former row house.

122 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, DC

Timber Pizza Company

Pie purveyor with Neapolitan pies & Argentinean bites like empanadas.

809 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC

Tortino Restaurant

Tuscan-style trattoria offering pasta, meat & seafood dishes, plus a happyhour menu.

1228 11th St NW, Washington, DC

Trio Bistro

Long-running neighborhood eatery with a sizable menu of diner-style fare.

1535 17th St NW, Washington, DC

Zaytinya by José Andrés

Food that stimulates conversation. 701 9th St NW, Washington, DC

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EVENTS SCHEDULE

capitalpride.org/events/reign

SEP 30

MONARCH DRAG BRUNCH

Join us at DIK Bar for Drag Brunch every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month!

$35 Ticket includes Entree, a Bottle of Mimosa or 2 Stoli cocktails and the Drag Show! hosted by Logan Stone and featuring a rotating cast of DMV entertainers! Doors at 11:30am!

For more info visit: capitalpride.org/ events/monarch-drag-brunch

OCTOBER

OCT 24-29

FUNNY GIRL

This bittersweet comedy is the story of the indomitable Fanny Brice, a girl from the Lower East Side who dreamed of a life on the stage. Everyone told her she’d never be a star, but then something funny happened—she became one of the most beloved performers in history, shining brighter than the brightest lights of Broadway.

For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices, and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week. Expect to be moved, expect a packed house, expect the unexpected, but above all come with an open mind and ear. For more info visit: busboysandpoets. com/events/th-evt-29138267

NOV 24-30

‘TWAS

THE NIGHT BEFORE…

BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

A thrilling interpretation of the wellknown holiday classic, ‘Twas the Night Before…, as only Cirque du Soleil could conjure it. This joyful show about the virtues of generosity and friendship promises to leave a lasting impression on families this holiday season. ‘Twas the Night Before…, Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever holiday production, is a whirlwind of love, holiday cheer, riotous fun, and adorably endearing characters that will establish a new tradition for

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EVENTS SCHEDULE

tinyurl.com/6jwj2chs

DEC 7

THE JINKX & DELA HOLIDAY SHOW STARRING BENDELACREME & JINKX MONSOON

You better watch out, you better not cry, because “The Queens of Christmas” (EntertainmentWeekly) are coming to Tysons, VA with a brand new edition of the internationally acclaimed The Jinkx & DeLaHoliday Show!

Another holiday season brings another year of fabulous spectacle, whip-smart comedy, brand new songs, and annual favorites. Join the sugary DeLa and spicy Jinkx for an evening the New York Times says is “sure to lift your spirits and make you howl with laughter.”

For more info visit: tinyurl.com/mryff4c4

DEC 15-16

SAM MORRISON: SUGAR DADDY

Following a 13 week run at

featuring hundreds of new vehicles from the world’s top manufacturers. For more info visit: washingtonautoshow.com

FEBRUARY

FEB 16-18

THE CHER SHOW

Superstars come and go. Cher is forever. For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture-breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries and letting nothing and no one stand in her way. THE CHER SHOW is the Tony Award®-winning musical of her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star, and the icon.

For more info visit: tinyurl.com/3favk3vs

MARCH

MAR 20-31

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BAR GUIDE

9:30 Club

Named the # 1 nightclub by Rolling Stone, Billboard and Pollstar, more than any other club in the nation.

815 V St NW, Washington, DC

A League of Her Own

Lively, easygoing lesbian sports bar with a dance floor & event nights.

2317 18th St NW, Washington, DC

DC9 Nightclub

Tri-level hipster hangout with snug basement bar, music stage with dance parties & rooftop deck.

1940 9th St NW, Washington, DC

Duplex Diner

Diner serves American fare from sandwiches & salads to steak & potatoes. Open late-night.

2004 18th St NW, Washington, DC

DuPont Italian Kitchen

Basic Italian dishes are served in this eatery with a patio & bar hosting regular karaoke nights.

1637 17th St NW, Washington, DC

Green Lantern

Gay bar with lounge hosting special events such as live exotic dancers & ‘80s nights.

1335 Green Ct NW, Washington, DC

JR’s Bar

A popular happy hour, show-tune singalongs & other events draw crowds to this neighborhood gay bar.

1519 17th St NW, Washington, DC

Larry’s Lounge

Welcoming gay bar offering a popular happy hour, pub grub & a dog-friendly outdoor patio.

1836 18th St NW, Washington, DC

Number Nine

This upscale, bi-level gay bar offers inventive cocktails on both floors & a video bar upstairs.

1435 P St NW, Washington, DC

Pitchers

Lively, sports-themed gay bar featuring pub grub, themed event nights & a patio area.

2317 18th St NW, Washington, DC

Red Bear Brewing Co

Industrial spot offering brewed on-site beers as well as local cider & other spirits, plus pub grub.

209 M St NE, Washington, DC

Soundcheck

Spacious club with bottle service, hightech sound & DJs spinning hip-hop, house & Latin music.

1420 K St NW, Washington, DC

TallBoy

Craft beers are served by the can or on draft at this funky venue serving grilled cheese & wings.1239 9th St NW, Washington, DC

The Dirty Goose

Chic hangout with a rooftop bar for craft cocktails, signature martinis & a concise American menu.

913 U St NW, Washington, DC

Trade

Narrow, no-nonsense gay bar offering typical drinks, including huge cocktails during happy hour.

1410 14th St NW, Washington, DC

Uproar Lounge & Restaurant

Lively tri-level gay bar offering small plates & sushi in a relaxed atmosphere with a rooftop deck.

639 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC

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LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

ORGANIZATIONS & ATTRACTIONS

Affirmation Gay and Lesbian Mormons

Connect with LGBTQIA+ current and former Latter-day Saints. Friends and family are welcome. affirmation.org

AGLA

Serving NoVA LGBTQ and Allies. agla.org

AHF Healthcare Center

Providing quality primary care services for over thirty years. hivcare.org

2141 K St NW Ste 707, Washington, DC

Andromeda Transcultural Health

Provides quality healthcare through individual or family mental health counseling and HIV/AIDS testing.

1400 Decatur St, Washington, DC

CAGLCC

The Capital Area’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to advocate, promote, and facilitate the success of LGBT businesses and their allies in the Metro DC region.

2000 14th St NW #104, Washington, DC

Food & Friends

Providing food and companionship to people living with HIV/AIDS since 1988.

219 Riggs Rd NE, Washington, DC

Human Rights Campaign

Equal Rights Movement.

1640 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC

Imperial Court of Washington DC

An all volunteer organization, dedicated to serving the community, by raising much needed funds for local charities. imperialcourtdc.org

McLean Community Center

Provides family fun, events and educational programs for residents of McLean, Virginia.

1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA

Reel Affirmations Film Festival

Washington DC’s International LGBTQ+ Film Festival and Monthly Film Series. thedccenter.org/reelaffirmations

The DC Center for the LGBT Community

A community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the Washington DC area. thedccenter.org

2000 14th St NW #105, Washington, DC

Whitman-Walker Clinic

Health and wellness today is so much more than just a doctor’s visit. It’s about being seen and treated for the person you are. whitman-walker.org

1525 14th St NW, Washington, DC

Women’s Collective

A leading women’s health agency in Washington, DC that provides prevention, care, and support services. womenscollective.org

1818 New York Ave NE #229, Washington, DC

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28 BUSINESS DIRECTORY AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT RENTALS AV Creation Group ......................... 10-11 AUTOMOTIVE CARE Wright’s Complete Automotive ......... 23 BOOKS Enchanted Botanicals .......................... 13 CANDLES & INCENSE Enchanted Botanicals .......................... 13 CARPET & TILE Floor Coverings International ............... 9 COMMUNITY CENTER McLean Community Center ................ 25 COUNSELING Virginia Health Counseling ................... 7 DECORATIVES Floor & Decor ........................................ 21 DENTIST Hangval Aesthetics............................... 17 FAMILY LAW Somireddy Law Group ........... Back Cover FLOORING Floor & Decor ........................................ 21 Floor Coverings International ............... 9 GIFTS Enchanted Botanicals .......................... 13 HOME FIXTURES Floor & Decor ........................................ 21 IMMIGRATION LAW Somireddy Law Group ........... Back Cover INSURANCE GEHA ...................................................... 27 INTERIOR DESIGN Julie Geyer Studio ................................ 23 IOT REMOTE MONITORING IMCI Technologies ................................ 27 LAMINATE & VINYL Floor Coverings International ............... 9 MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING Virginia Health Counseling ................... 7 MONTESSORI SCHOOL Takoma Montessori School ................... 3 NON PROFIT Red Cross ............................................... 26 GEHA ...................................................... 27 OFFICE EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER Offix .................................................. 18-19 PAINTING CertaPro ....... Front Cover, Back Inside Cover PERFORMING ARTS Hylton Performing Arts Center ............. 1 PRIVATE SCHOOL Takoma Montessori School ................... 3 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Peake Management Inc ................. 14-15 REAL ESTATE Peake Real Estate Group LLC................ 5 WELLNESS Enchanted Botanicals .......................... 13 WILLS & ESTATES Somireddy Law Group ........... Back Cover WINDOW TREATMENTS Budget Blinds of Chevy Chase / College Park and Georgetown ........... Front Inside Cover Masterworks Window Fashions & Design LLC ........................................... 7
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