Best Old Reliable Gay Bar

Number Nine
1435 P St. NW, (202) 986-0999

Number Nine is that mature, classy friend you have who appreciates stiff whiskey drinks and just wants to have a good time. The two-story lounge splays out like a playground in Logan Circle with full bars on both floors. Its music video playlist is unmatched, featuring ’80s and ’90s artists from Madonna and No Doubt to Britney Spears and La Bouche. (Don’t worry: There’s plenty of Beyoncé, too.) It’s a place to see and be seen, especially on the small patio out front, right across from Whole Foods.