Rose’s Dream Bar & Lounge

entertainment-nightlife / Other

Lonely Planet review

Go-go, the DC style of local music that’s a cross between funk and an improvised drum line, occasionally dusted with a bit of hip-hop, has been a fading genre in the District. But Rose’s keeps the beat alive. It’s one of the few go-go clubs left where an out-of-towner won’t feel like they’re interloping in someone else’s territory. Coming here is a DC cultural experience – go-go really is the city’s own brand of music – but beyond that, Rose’s is plenty fun, with good bartenders working the line, and karaoke, dance nights and live shows blowing up the house for the better part of the week.