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Need DC'ers who may be familiar with nightclubs about 15yrs back????

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tommygphotos Sep 7, 2013 03:53 PM

Stayed near the capital, hit up a really cool club that was fashioned around and old electric plant/house whatever you would call it.
I remember it being off the Main Street and the entrance was down an alleyway. Bottom floor was the dance floor, 2nd floor was a catwalk where you could look down to the dance floor.

I imagine its long gn but wonder if it was resurrected to something new?

Thanks in advance

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  1. cheesepowder RE: tommygphotos Sep 7, 2013 05:27 PM

    I wonder if you're referring to Capital Ballroom / Nation? (To be somewhat on topic,--I can't remember the food (if any)). It's gone.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation_(...

    1. hill food RE: tommygphotos Sep 7, 2013 06:44 PM

      The Zei Club on Zei Alley between McPherson Sq. and Farragut West? it's now home to a couple of architecture firms. I did a freelance gig for one of them a few years ago. cool space. the industrial feel of the interior is largely intact.

      https://www.google.com/search?q=zei+c...

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        tommygphotos RE: hill food Sep 8, 2013 08:09 AM

        I believe from club planets description this is it

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          alkapal RE: hill food Sep 10, 2013 08:54 PM

          oh gosh, i had forgotten all about that club. that HAS to be it!

        2. JonParker RE: tommygphotos Sep 7, 2013 09:54 PM

          If it was Nation, I used to hang out there a lot on goth/industrial night. There was also a rave/techno night and a gay night.

          Here's a bad picture of it, if it rings any bells. That whole area of town has been razed for Nationals stadium now.

          http://www.alchemy-dc.com/venue.php

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            monkeyrotica RE: JonParker Sep 8, 2013 08:01 AM

            I was going to say either Nation or Tracks.

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              JonParker RE: monkeyrotica Sep 8, 2013 08:06 AM

              I like to think that the Nationals were named after Nation. I had so many good times there, and saw so many good bands. With the death of Jay the Bartender acouple of years ago and Josh Burdette passing, the DC club scene is changing for the worse, IMO.

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              tommygphotos RE: JonParker Sep 8, 2013 08:07 AM

              Sorry, wasn't that place I don't think. That looks more outdoor rooftop than my memory.

              No worry, guess it wasn't as memorable for others.

              Reason for asking is we are making a weekend trip there in 2 weeks

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