Comfort Inn University Center
11180 Fairfax Blvd
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 591-5900
Fax: (703) 591-3507
11180 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA, US, 22030
- Phone: (703) 591-5900
- Fax: (703) 591-3507
Dance the night away, or just watch others in the spacious Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park in Maryland. Fridays feature square, contra and country dances. On Saturdays hear big band, Cajun, swing and R&B. Sundays are reserved for intermediate and advanced contra and square dancers. With the exception of contra, the public is welcome to watch, join in or take a lesson.
If Georgetown has a local bar, this is it. A neighborhood institution for decades, Mr. Smith's bills itself as the "friendliest saloon in town." Grab a burger or plate of fish and chips in the sunny dining area or out on the terrace. On weekend nights, live R&B bands play upstairs with no cover charge. But the most remarkable entertainment can be found in the basement level after 9p. Here you will find patrons singing along at the piano.
This gay bar in Dupont Circle is a trendy destination, popular for its dark ambiance and hot dance floor. The decor here is eclectic, featuring a wall of TVs. The front windows provide a different kind of entertainment. Adorned with mirrors, the windows allow passersby to check themselves out. DJs keep the dance floor lively most days of the week.
The mood at Nanny O'Brien's is authentically Irish, from the cozy narrow space to the warm social atmosphere, the pub has a neighborhood feel. Best of all, local bands play good folk, bluegrass and Irish music on Wednesday through Saturday evenings. Often, the crowd is invited to join in. There is the standard pub food here, but it seems to have a special, home-cooked flavor. Grilled cheese, rich chowders and Irish stew are favorites. Of course, the traditional Irish dish, corned beef and cabbage, is also served.
Murphy's of DC is an energetic pub that offers a variety of settings, each with its own style. The outdoor patio is always crowded. Inside, a cozy room has a fireplace, bar and comfortable seating and the main area is set up for live music, which is the draw on Thursday through Sunday nights. The menu is full of Irish classics, including fish and chips, meat pies and Irish stew. There are also the standard burgers and sandwiches.
This stylish dance club features Latin music and is popular with a diverse crowd of college students, young professionals and the international set. The huge underground establishment has two bar areas and a raised dance floor. Salsa and other Latin music is featured, International latin sounds on Fridays and Sensationals on Saturdays. Wednesday is ladies night and there is no cover charge for women. Bravo Bravo offers light fare, including sandwiches, salads, pizza, and pasta. The club opens its doors daily at 10 p.m.
Drink, eat, mingle and dance at this Latin club. A bar and restaurant area occupies the first floor of Habana Village, while the second floor offers a quaint dance floor which always packed with people dancing to the latest salsa tunes. The comfortable lounge seating provide a place to kick back and relax your feet between songs. Dance lessons are held every Wednesday through Saturday where patrons can learn to salsa, tango or meringue.
Live reggae and African music complement the West African entrees served at Bukom Cafe restaurant. House specialties include chicken in peanut sauce and pan-fried trout. A popular late-night hangout, Bukom is still going strong long after most other restaurants have closed for the night. This dining and socializing spot is for those who don't mind experimenting with the exotic flavors of African food along with their well concocted cocktails. People belonging to diverse ethnic groups are usually seen here having a good time over drinks and chatting up with the congenial staff.
This is a reliable spot for good music and home-style food. Columbia Station, in the heart of Adams-Morgan, offers live jazz or blues seven nights a week in a pleasant and intimate setting. When the weather is favorable, the patio is an ideal spot for watching the lively neighborhood scene. There is no cover charge, but there is a minimum charge.
Club Heaven and Hell is a long-time favorite with a varied clientele, due to its split personality. The upstairs level of the club is dubbed "Heaven," with angels and other ethereal creatures painted on the walls. A peppy 20-something crowd dances to pop hits under the radiance of strobe lights. Downstairs, in "Hell," a completely different mood dominates. The basement is dingy and vaguely sinister, with demonic images adorning the walls. There is no dancing down here, just a pool table and a bar.
The Chi-Cha Lounge feels more like the home of a good friend than a bar, with its small coffee tables and large, overstuffed, crushed-velvet chairs and sofas. Stop in early to smoke fruit-flavored Arabic tobacco before things get too crowded. The house beverage is a Latin American spiced wine called chi-cha, which comes in red or white. Have a glass of it with one of a dozen tapas. The attentive service means your drinks and light bar fare will be served quickly. Chi-Cha Lounge is open daily 5 pm onwards.
Chief Ike's Mambo Room is all about the serious business of showing patrons a good time. With its wildly varied attractions each night, a wide range of people—from college students to professionals—enjoy drink specials and music. Professional musicians take center stage on Tuesday nights, local DJ legend Stella Neptune spins dance tunes a couple times a week and "Gross National Product", a political satire troupe—entertains the crowd on weekend nights. Chief Ike's Mambo Room is open daily 9 pm onwards.