Larry’s Lounge

Image: Flickr/Adam Fagen
MONDAY - THURSDAY: 4 P.M. - 2 A.M. | FRIDAY - SATURDAY: 4 P.M. - 3 A.M. | SUNDAY: 2 P.M. - 2 A.M.
202.483.1483 | WEBSITE

You won’t find Larry’s Lounge listed on any gay bar map of Washington, D.C. Not officially a gay bar, not officially a straight bar, Larry’s is just Larry’s. Its big bay windows, threadbare carpet, worn furniture and drab 1980s décor is actually what makes it so appealing, and so beloved by D.C’s gay community. Larry’s basement room is classic, and the staff will let you do whatever you want down there. Impromptu dancing, CNN watching, romance novel reading—Larry’s doesn’t care. They’ll merely check on you from time-to-time to make sure you’re still alive and to bring you free popcorn.

Known For
  • cheap date
  • bar food
  • outdoor / patio
What to drink
Keep your cocktails simple. They aren’t fancy here. But, whatever they serve you will be served strong. If you enjoy your drinks simple, then you’ll more than get your money’s worth.
Dupont Circle
Dogs are welcome on the patio. Bring 'em by during happy hour.