Gay bars, clubs, saunas and events in Washington D.C

Gay bars and cafes

Green Lantern
1335 Green Court, NW Map
Hard to find, but fun Leather/Levi bar; primarily older men. Shirtless men drink for FREE on Thursdays from 10 p. [...]
mon-thu 16:00–02:00, fri-sat 16:00–03:00, sun 16:00–02:00
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Nellie's Sports Bar
900 U Street, NW Map
Nellie's is becoming a MUST visit gay bar in DC. It is a great place to visit before dancing at Town or going to a concert at the 9:30 Club. [...]
mon 17:00–00:00, tue-thu 17:00–01:00, fri 15:00–03:00, sat 10:30–03:00, sun 10:30–01:00
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The Fireplace - Fireplace
22nd and P Street, NW Map
Two level bar (with a real fireplace). Video bar downstairs; house/hip-hop/rap/R&B divas music upstairs; primarily African-American and those that love them.
mon-thu 13:00–02:00, fri-sat 13:00–03:00, sun 13:00–02:00
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1824 Half Street, SW Map
Drag Shows downstairs and sexy fully naked Go-Go boys upstairs. One of the few places in the United States for fully naked dancing. [...]
thu 21:00–02:00, fri-sat 21:00–03:00
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Gay sauna

Crew Club
1321 14th St, NW Map
Really nice place, a cleanest bath house I've ever been. Friendly staff, but Fridays and weekend are the busiest. [...]
mon-sun 24h
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Gay events

Capital pride - Various locations
Gay pride festival of Washington with the gay pride parade on Saturday and the Pride Festival on Sunday.
16 - 17  May 2020
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Cherry - Various locations
CHERRY is a high-energy weekend dance benefit with many social events and an all-night dance party that is popular with local and visitors alike. [...]
16 - 20  Apr 2020
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DC Black Pride - Various locations
Black LGBT Pride for the US capital.
22 - 25  May 2020
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Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend - Hyatt Regency Washington
400 New Jersey Avenue Map
Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend is one of the hottest leather/fetish events in North America and the world's largest leather club run. [...]
17 - 19  Jan 2020
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