Cafe Citron Washington DC

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Cafe Citron – Merengue and Margaritas

D.C can seem pretty serious during the day. However, as soon as work lets out, people are down to party and blow off some steam. There are quite a few places to go whether you want to sit and relax over a few beers or party until the sun comes up. Cafe Citron is a place that combines boozing, Latin music, and dancing to make for an amazing night any night of the week.

Cafe Citron is in Dupont Circle and although it looks small, it has 3 floors, plus a VIP room. The bottom floor has live music and people are usually doing Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue. I am completely clueless about any sort of Latin dances, but I got scooped up by a nice gentleman and he showed me how to salsa, so do not be afraid to go to that part of the club!

The second and third floor have Reggaeton and hip-hop mixes, plus free upside down margarita shots that bartenders pour into your mouth at random points in the night. Once the lights come on around 03:00, you are sweaty from dancing, and feel like you burned off all the calories from the mojitos and margaritas that you drank throughout the night (a girl can dream, right?). Be sure to head next door to Julia’s Empanadas to refuel after all of those calories you burned off.

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1343 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC

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Opening Times

Mon-Tues 19:00-02:00, Wed - Thu 17:00 - 02:00, Fri - Sat 17:00 - 03:00




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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)