Want to mingle with embassy types or pols? We've typecast the city's night creatures.

By Amy McKeever
February 09, 2016
Jason Varney

The Jet Set

Society ladies and the men who love them favor Georgetown's ENO Wine BarFig & Olive, in CityCenterDC; the jacket-required nightclub Huxley; and POV, atop the W Hotel.

The Power Players

Lobbyists, lawyers, and the elected elite stick to the classics, like the crimson-walled Off the Record bar, downtown; the wood-paneled Round Robin Bar, near the White House; and the seafood standby Johnny's Half Shell, close to Capitol Hill.

The Diplomats

Expats watch soccer at Lucky Bar, in Dupont Circle. Nearby restaurants Mari Vanna (entrées $18–$28) and Barcelona, in Logan Circle (small plates $7–$14), are awash in vodka, Spanish wine, and multi-lingual chatter.