@ 18th St. Lounge
The term milonga in Argentine dialect refers to a community venue or gathering where the tango tradition is preserved through learning and practicing the dance form. Historically, neighborhood milongas featured live music and played a central role in the community life of Buenos Aires. We celebrate that tradition today with our own contemporary milonga.
A restored town house mansion, the 18th St. Lounge is an enticing environment for dancers, with original hardwood flooring, high ceilings, and comfy antique couches and chairs all around.
Read the article about us in the Washington Post's Weekend Section.
ESL has been legendary in DC nightlife for years, so hip, in fact, that the entrance is secret and unmarked! The photo below will help you find your way up the purple carpet stairway. We are in the Gold Room, behind the curtain just off the main floor. Please note: Positive ID check at the door. No exceptions.
8pm - Beginner Crash Course
9pm - Dancing
Rotating DJs: Franck Amyot, Yulia Kriskovets, Anthony Lara, Jaime Montemayor, and guests
Eighteenth Street Lounge
1212 18th St. NW
(at Connecticut Ave.)
Metro: Dupont or Farragut North