Party out of the office

Starting at the heart of Capitol Hill is Lounge 201, which sits on Massachusetts Avenue, only a block away from Union Station. The restaurant is hip and modern, and its event rooms are perfect for chatting the entire evening with your co-workers.

Lounge 201 specializes in hosting private events or business networking occasions for the holidays. Patrons can also select specific drink and food specials to complement their event. The Lounge is already booked with several parties, beginning the week of Dec. 6th.

201 features three private rooms that are used for different purposes and come with their own unique atmosphere. The Executive Lounge is the perfect place to hold an event from a 30-person birthday to a large corporate event with 300 guests. The Sierra Lounge is an exclusive and secluded VIP room to sit and relax with your friends, while the front bar is a great place to have an informal happy hour. 

“We have hosted numerous events at Lounge 201 and it has always been a positive and smooth process,” said Karen Channon, from business group Success Motivation International. “Matt, Angie and the staff do an outstanding job making each event unique.” 

Another spot to check out is George, a premier venue for holiday parties and special events in the heart of Georgetown. Inside, this bar appropriately takes its inspirations from the Revolutionary War days, styled with polished brass bars, leather seating and historical photographs that add an air of sophistication to the room. 

Note — George is a classy drinking spot that is seamlessly hidden in the courtyard behind Cafe Milano, so keep an eye out, because people tend to miss it.

319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE is the home of Top of the Hill, the upper-level bar of the Pour House. It remains a traditional lounge and venue for private parties and a great place for fabulous martinis, which come in many varieties. If that’s not your thing, they also provide a selection of wines and imported beers to choose from.