Best Place to Get Introduced to Go-Go
6914 4th St. NW, (202) 829-1999
This smallish lounge a short block away from the Takoma Metro station is somewhat of an underground king of the D.C. music scene. With an intimate setting and a great sound system, newbies can feel comfortable grooving from their seats, although getting off your ass and jamming is infectious and always encouraged. Go-go bands, usually veterans with a grown-and-sexy style, play here a few days out of the week—including the reliably on-point Suttle Thoughts which holds down the weekly Friday night slot. Grab a (notoriously stiff) drink from the bar and hit the dance floor.