Party Lines: Where to Drink With D.C.'s Power Players
Want to mingle with embassy types or pols? We've typecast the city's night creatures.
The Jet Set
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.
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.