Washington, D.C. Opening: Capitale
Think K Street in D.C. is populated with government lobbyists intent on convincing lawmakers to gut financial and environmental regulations to benefit their corporate clients? Well, you’re right, but it’s also becoming a damn fine place to grab a drank and shake ya ass. Classing up the K Street corridor is the new Capitale, an upscale lounge from nightlife empresario Tony Hudgins and partners. It’s whimsical and weird, and has a massive portrait of Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Scott Disick on the wall. What else do you need?
Well, drinks for one. They’ll be served in abundance from a massive 40-foot bar, which also features four 55-inch TV screens that will presumably play Redskins and Nats games, as players from both teams have been spotted here already. The Hogwarts-meets-Hollywood motif extends from the art deco lobby to the Great Hall, where four tall brass columns lean precariously like the Tower of Pisa (or perhaps you’re the one leaning precariously like the Tower of Pisa) and hidden, leather-bound library books give you a decent excuse for being there, you hopeless intellectual. Local rapper and MIA pal Wale might be bending an elbow next to you.
Capitale is located at 1301 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20005. For more information, check out the BlackBook Guides listing.