After watching vampires suck down blood for two hours, we needed some libations ourselves! I?m not really familiar with Rosslyn, where we were for the “Dracula” performance, but luckily I was with friends last night who are Arlingtonians, so it was off to Clarendon to the Eleventh Street Lounge.
The bouncer could stand a bit of talking down to keep the vibe more relaxed (please sir, you are not guarding the Taj Mahal. It?s a hallway in Arlington. Settle down…) but once inside people are happy, talkative, and friendly.
Eleventh is a long, seemingly narrow space, the front half dedicated to small tables and the back to the bar. Though it was extremely crowded at 10pm on a Friday night, apparently it?s a really relaxing lounge to stop by for food and drinks during the week. The scene was the usual – flutter-topped girls in flared jeans escorted by men in button-downs – everyone was clearly on the make and it seemed a prime place to meet people. The dé£¯r is punctuated by rich red walls and gold wallpaper accents, with little crystal chandeliers giving it a Russian Tea Room Light feel. It helps that the bartenders were on-the-ball and very nice. Overall, a fun lounge that I definitely want to return to on a mid-week night. I bet it?s very cosy in the winter…
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