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    CHI-CHA LOUNGE

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    Chi-Cha Lounge

    1624 U St., NW (U Street/Shaw)

    Washington, DC

    (1) 202-234-8400 | www.chichaloungedc.com

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    • AMBIANCE

      Chic Hookah Lounge
    • HOURS

      Sun.-Thurs.: 5:00pm-2:00am; Fri.-Sat.: 5:00pm-3:00am
    • RESERVATIONS

      Accepted but not required
    • DOOR POLICY

      Relaxed
    • PRICE (BEER; COCKTAILS)

      USD 4-8; USD 6-11
    • YEAR OPENED

      1997
    • SIGNATURE DRINK

      The Chi-Cha cocktail
    • BAR

      Yes
    • FOOD SERVED?

      Yes - Latin-inspired small plates
    • NOISE

      Medium/Loud
    • OUTDOOR SPACE

      No
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      Yes
    • METRO

      U Street
    Chi-Cha Lounge Washington, DC 3

    VIBE

    A chic, Latin-inspired hookah bar with swanky deep red and orange décor, cushy sofas, and dim, moody lighting. Cute young things and off-duty politicos sway to the Spanish music, nibble on Andean tapas, and sip cocktails around the small, low wooden tables. Come for a fun, glam night out, and stay for the relaxed, sultry vibes.

    WHAT WE WOULD WEAR

    Something slinky and sexy like skinny black pants, a flirty top, and our favorite party heels.

    GO HERE WITH

    Friends; a date

    CROWD

    European expats and embassy staff, artsy U Street types, and chic 30-somethings

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    One step through these doors and you’ll swear you’ve walked into a lounge in Latin America (or even Marrakesh given the hookah hook). The sexy scene is a welcome departure from typical DC nightlife offerings (casual pubs or ear-splitting dance clubs).

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    The small plates are a little overpriced for what they are.

    GOOD TO KNOW

    They have a great happy hour special Monday-Friday from 5:00pm-7:00pm, with USD 4 house cocktails, USD 4 sangria, USD 3 beers, and half-price hookah pipes.

    CLOSEST COMPS

    Bed Tapas and Bar (Beijing); Momo (London), Le Bazar Egyptien (Paris)

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