Published November 14, 2012
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.
1730 M St NW
(at 17th St NW)
Washington, DC 20036