UrbanDaddy
dc
Sign-up-badge
UrbanDaddy is a free exclusive email magazine devoted to keeping you in the know.
Nightlife

Washington DC Home > Nightlife > Hux Capacitor

Published November 14, 2012

Hux Capacitor
Champagne and DJs in a Former TV Studio

Today’s topic: subtlety.

The kind that comes from a club with only a tiny sign out front, a permanent secret guest list... and teams of waitresses who may or may not deliver your bottle dressed like Lara Croft. With soundtrack.

We’re talking about The Huxley, an exclusive new den of bottle service, table dancing and costume-ry in a former downtown TV studio, opening Friday night.

This is a bit like where the crew from Dangerous Liaisons would hang out circa 2012—one room is done up like a ballroom, with red velvet curtains, gold chandeliers and a hardwood dance floor. A smaller, book-lined study is next door with a long stone bar. Of course, there are copious bottles of champagne.

But instead of string quartets, you’ve got a DJ in each room spinning Top 40 mixes and house through a sound system designed by the same guy who did U Street Music Hall’s. And instead of candelabras, you’ve got bars backlit with LEDs.

Now, you can just grab a cocktail at the bar, pivot to the dance floor and seek out a partner or six. But book a table, and you might be able to arrange some theatrics when your bottles are presented. Think movie-inspired costumes, with soundtracks to match.

Note: dropping the name “Petraeus” may no longer help you.
ADVERTISEMENT Arrow2-down
  • June 30, 2015

    Byrd Land

    Byrd Land
    Drinks with a Side of Vinyl

  • June 12, 2015

    Big Mac

    Big Mac
    Sports and Kimchi Burgers in Woodley Park

  • May 27, 2015

    Jughead

    Jughead
    Roofers Union’s Downstairs Is Now This

  • May 22, 2015

    Big Wunder

    Big Wunder
    A New Beer Garden with Food Trucks

  • May 20, 2015

    Speak Up

    Speak Up
    A Dark and Moody Drinking Lair Below K

© 2015 UrbanDaddy.
All Rights Reserved.
Photo: Jeff Martin

Loading...

close