700 Water Street, SW
Washington DC, DC 20036
Sundays: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays: Closed, except for private events, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5 p.m. until 2 a.m.; Fridays, 5 p.m. until 3 a.m.; Saturdays, 9 p.m. until 3 a.m.
NileGuide Expert tip:
Get on the guest list if at all possible, to avoid the hefty cover charge.
This Southwest nightclub includes a restaurant (and many rave about its Sunday brunch); most people come to Zanzibar for its nightlife, however. Think jazz, Latin, hip-hop and dance music, spread over three stories with capacity for nearly 2,000 people. Cover charges are steep if you're not on a guest list - like $20 steep - so be prepared. You'll need to dress to impress and be ready to do some serious seeing and being seen.