BRIDES Washington DC: Best Bars for a Bar-Hopping Bachelorette

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In a town like Washington, D.C., why stick to just one bar or nightclub for your big night out before your big day? With tons of fun bars to choose from, more and more bachelorettes are turning their D.C. parties into all-night adventures by bar hopping with their besties for their last single night. We've rounded up some of our favorite D.C. spots for the bar-hopping bachelorette.

Dirty Bar
The glam décor and 1920s spirit of Dirty Bar will have you and your ladies singing along to the Moulin Rouge soundtrack in your heads (especially if you're there on Saturday nights for the "Night in Paris" theme). Dripping with wine-colored accents, antique brick, dancing cages, and high, beam-exposed ceilings, this multilevel party space is a great spot for bachelorettes. With state-of-the-art sound systems and musical talent, you can dance (and drink) while listening to today's pop and house hits provided by the hottest DJs. Added bonus: on Friday evenings groups of 6 ladies or more receive a free bottle of champagne!

With 5 fun floors to choose from, Ultrabar serves as a nightclub, bar, and lounge with each versatile level. A long way from the bank it once was and located in the heart of Downtown D.C., this space offers something for everyone. With the Main Floor offering 2200 square feet of party lighting, DJs and bottle service tables, and other levels offering everything from lounge vibes, Spanish rhythms, private spaces, and endless entertainment.

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Cantina Marina
Margaritas and waterfront views? Yes, please! Experience Mexico without ever leaving D.C. at Cantina Maria, located on the Southeast Waterfront. A bit of a hike from the city center (but a quick cab ride away), Cantina Maria's outdoor patio is everything a bachelorette party could want. If your crew is hungry, their famous fish tacos, salads, and entrees are sure to keep everyone fueled for a night of celebrations. Offering an impressive assortment of tequilas and margaritas, specialty cocktails and cold beers, Cantina Marina is the perfect bachelorette destination for summer celebrations.

Beer loving babes, rejoice! "Five casks, 50 drafts, and 500 bottles of beer," is this watering hole's motto. Designed to celebrate and share its love of beer, Churchkey offers seemingly endless selections of brew, as well as wine and spirits. Amongst exposed beams and infrastructure, unique lighting, and dark wooden décor, Churchkey oozes industrial-chic vibes in a fun, modern atmosphere.

Biergarten House

This authentic German biergarten offers "a taste of Bavaria on Capitol Hill." No matter the size of your bachelorette party, there's room for everyone with a 400-patron capacity within this impressive space, despite your first impressions of the small front restaurant. Indoor and outdoor bars as well as a roof deck that overlooks the garden provide versatile spaces, and the extensive drink menu spans drafts, bottles, wines, and beer mixers, including the deliciously refreshing Lager and Sprite. If you're looking for a relaxed and casual space to kick back with your girls, the Biergarten House is a perfect fit.

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