(Closed) DC, Dupont Circle: Where to have a “welcome” party?

posted 7 years ago in Washington, D.C.
Post # 3
Member
13289 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hm…  any thoughts of asking one of the hotels if they have a space to accomodate you?  You could get your own food/drinks and probably save money that way, too. 

Pizzeria Paradisio is one of my favorite restaurants in Dupont…but the space might become an issue for you since I don’t think they have a good area for groups (I went there with a group of 14 once and it took 2 hours to be seated).

Front Page is always good, as well. 

Wow, you’re right, this is hard.  There are SO many good options that narrowing it down is tough!

Post # 4
Member
3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would also suggest Front Page– it isn’t pricy, but it is nice. I also love James Hoban’s and they will allow you to reserve a room in the back.

Post # 5
Member
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was beat to it, but I was also going to recommend Front Page. 

Post # 6
Member
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Since you said lounge, I was going say Midtown Loft because they have the pool tables and the 10 seater tables, and (as long as you stay in the Loft) it’s very relaxed, but they don’t do food.  My second thought would be Dirty Martini since they do have food.  If you want a restaurant and you’re looking for a quiet spot, I agree that the back of Front Page is good (stay away from the front) but, and I admit I haven’t been there in years, aside from the corner by the bathroom stairs it’s just people eating dinner-not really hanging out.  I’d also recommend Public.  It has lounge/couch seating, bar seating, booth seating, sports bar seating, outdoor seating, food, and it’s 3 floors -their kitchen closes at 10 tho. 

Post # 7
Member
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

How about Eighteenth Street Lounge. It is a small lounge in Dupont that has a good vibe. I regret that I haev not eaten the food so I can not give a big plug for that area.  But it does have what you are looking for. 

http://eighteenthstreetlounge.com/ 

Post # 10
Member
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Darlington House is a great space and has a budget-friendly hors d’ menu – it was too small for our reception, but would be perfect for your event!

Post # 11
Member
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Darlington House is a great space and has a budget-friendly hors d’ menu – it was too small for our reception, but would be perfect for your event!

The topic ‘DC, Dupont Circle: Where to have a “welcome” party?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors