Cobalt

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SUNDAY - THURSDAY: 4 P.M. - 2 A.M. | FRIDAY - SATURDAY: 4 P.M. - 3 A.M.
202.232.4416 | WEBSITE

Cobalt has long been a mainstay on the District’s gay-centric 17th Street Corridor. It’s technically three entities: the appropriately titled Level One, a restaurant; 30 Degrees, the second-floor lounge; and Cobalt, a bar on the third floor. But locals simply call it Cobalt. At times it can feel a bit long in the tooth, but it routinely hosts popular parties and remains a top choice for bottomless (drag) brunch in Dupont Circle. The most popular night is Thursday when the long-running Best Body Contest plays to an overflowing crowd, but Cobalt also holds a popular lesbian party once a month and gogo dancers make regular appearances weekly.

Known For
  • dancing
  • cheap date
  • full menu
What to drink
Whatever the drink special is. Chances are it's cheap.
Neighborhood
Dupont Circle
ProTip
On Sunday afternoons during kickball season, Cobalt hosts post-game flip cup, whose decadence has been described as “something akin to the fall of Rome.”