Shake it up! Roll the dice! Double down, hit twice! Live the the life at Maryland Live Casino! Sure, it’s up the beltway, but it’s worth the trip! Enjoy good music, good food, and grown-up fun! It’s one of the best kept secrets in the area, and it’s open 24/7!
Want to use those boat shoes for what they were actually made for? Learn to sail on the Potomac and impress your next date with Mariner Sailing School. Choose from private or group lessons and learn everything you need to get out in the fresh air and on the water.
Steal away from all of the hustle and bustle of your work week. Hop in and take flight on a hot air balloon ride in Howard County, Maryland. Just a 30 minute drive outside of D.C. can set you free!!
Though it helps to be a member, this club can be found through Cady’s Alley in Georgetown and down the stairs. Created in a European-style, you’ll find an upscale lounge with interesting decor and even more interesting people. Non-members are welcome, though dress is smart casual and you may have a wait and entrance fee, depending on the evening.
A very Russian restaurant featuring infused vodka, ambiance for days, and – for better or worse – live accordion playing.
Cringe from the corniness as you get blitzed on a fake pirate ship sailing around the Potomac.
Every year, professional “speed runners” collect in Northern Virginia to compete in playing or hacking video games as fast as possible while raising millions for charity. All events are streamed live. Perhaps miraculously, sex scandals abound.
Overwhelmingly, ostentatiously, and messily designed in every way, this place takes gaudy Americana to a degree never before seen by human eyes. Themed rooms and secret passages abound. The dining scene here is a lot older, so it’s worth a look, but maybe not a night.
An insanely ornate French lounge with occasional burlesque shows. The food and drink here aren’t worth the effort, but the ambiance is. The usual crowd here is unbearable, so try to go on a slow night.
Exercise your 2nd Amendment rights and be a true patriot. Membership (required) is cheap, and you can rent and swap out everything from $2,000 M1911s to a commie AK-47.