Josephine

Then and Now

Cocktailing and Dancing Under K Street

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Every now and again, things just need a face-lift around here. And we’re not talking about the member of Congress you caught on C-SPAN2 last night.

We’re talking about the places you go for DJs and bottles of champagne.

Places like Josephine, the former French-inspired lounge off K Street, now reopened for all your subterranean dance party needs after two months of fixing-upping. Here’s a breakdown:

Then: It used to be a Francophile’s dream, all done up in damask and fleur-de-lis.
Now: It’s a dark and mysterious adult funhouse, all done up in black walls, lavender lights and multifaceted mirrors with embedded LEDs everywhere you look.

Then: Bottle service and more bottle service, including $7,100 cognacs and plenty of champagne.
Now: You can belly up to the new onyx bar (the one with fireplaces behind it) to grab a quick glass of champagne, if you’d rather not be tied down to a table. Also: bottle service.

Then: A plenty loud sound system.
Now: An even louder sound system, plus an expanded DJ booth with national DJs (like Madonna’s guy, DJ Enferno) on Fridays. Other nights, catch house in the main room and hip-hop in the expanded Gold Room.

Then: Scantily clad dancers on two tiny stages, complete with poles.
Now: Scantily clad dancers on two tiny stages, complete with poles.

If it ain’t broke...

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