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1624 U St., NW (U Street/Shaw)
(1) 202-234-8400 | www.chichaloungedc.com
AMBIANCEChic Hookah Lounge
HOURSSun.-Thurs.: 5:00pm-2:00am; Fri.-Sat.: 5:00pm-3:00am
RESERVATIONSAccepted but not required
PRICE (BEER; COCKTAILS)USD 4-8; USD 6-11
SIGNATURE DRINKThe Chi-Cha cocktail
FOOD SERVED?Yes - Latin-inspired small plates
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?Yes
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
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.
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