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Old 05-26-2007, 04:06 AM
 
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We are friends in our mid 40s looking for night time entertainment, maybe live music or dancing....or just a decent bar to hang out at, but everything here seems to cater to younger people.

Maybe most people our age are just tired at night..LOL

Suggestions for places to go in NoVA at night that aren't overrun with twentysomethings would be great.

PS/ I have nothing against twentysomethings, I used to be one.

Thanks, BF
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Old 05-26-2007, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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Default Nighlife

I am in that same age group and I share your concerns. I don't know of much nightlife in Northern Virginia. I did come across a place in DC in the Hotel Helix off Logan Circle. It is a bar/nightclub with dancing that caters to our crowd.
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Old 05-26-2007, 08:24 AM
 
Location: TX
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I just found out that Landsdowne resort on the potomac has Live Jazz every Friday evening from 5-10pm admission is free and they have a martini bar and food avail. We haven't gone yet but hopefully will soon.

Vintage 50 in Leesburg has a nice bar area that caters to the"older" set, we like it alot.

Dominion Brewery in Ashburn is nice

Reston town center I am sure has some nice places as well.
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Old 05-26-2007, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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I haven't been there in a while, but eCitie (I've seen various spellings) at the far end of Tyson's is a disco that caters to a more affluent crowd than most NoVA establishments. You routinely see (or saw anyway) people dressed in suits in addition to more casual clothing. Places like Sam & Harry's and Harry's Tap Room (various locations around NoVA) tend to cater to an older crowd too, or at least more affluent anyway. There's a new bar in Clarendon that my friends (mid to late 30's types) tell me is more friendly to the post 20-something set, it's called Libery Tavern. Willow is a relatively sophisticated restaurant for Arlington and at least has a bar (I don't know about dancing or live music though).

That's all I can think of at the moment but if something else pops into my head I'll post again.
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Old 06-21-2007, 12:30 PM
 
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You will find nightlife in certain areas like: Old Town Alexandria, Ballston, Clarendon, Rossyln, and Arlington. There are also some decent places in Reston, Fairfax, and Herndon, However, the better of night life is going to be found in the District.
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:59 PM
 
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Default Nightlife in Northern VA

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We are friends in our mid 40s looking for night time entertainment, maybe live music or dancing....or just a decent bar to hang out at, but everything here seems to cater to younger people.

Maybe most people our age are just tired at night..LOL

Suggestions for places to go in NoVA at night that aren't overrun with twentysomethings would be great.

PS/ I have nothing against twentysomethings, I used to be one.

Thanks, BF
My husband and I like to go to Le Canard in Vienna, VA. They have piano bar almost every night and the singers there a fabulous! Dancing is also encouaged. The music runs from old standards to 50's doo wopp. The keyboardist on Tuesday is great - He also plays at Vespucchis in Fairfax on Sundays and at Squire Rockwells on Thursday and Friday nights. Both places have dancing as well. It's fun for singers, but also for people who like to listen to live music, and those who like to dance. It is motly an older crowd (50-70) but lately more and more young people are discovering the old standards.
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:12 PM
 
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As the name would suggest, some of the duck recipes (they have many) are excellent also, and the wine list is quite reasonably priced. Generally, a nice evening at Le Canard...
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Old 10-31-2007, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Florida and Virginia (1/2 year each)
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If you think mid forties is bad just wait to you get into your sixties!!!! Best you take up ballroom now.
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:03 PM
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Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Love this thread as I'm late 40's!
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:17 PM
 
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Default endless chain restaurants / catered instead

It can definitely be hard to escape the cookie cutter planned community feel of NOVA. With endless chain restaurants to choose from, something original is rare.

My wife and I have been enjoying places like Pacific and Clydes. As an alternative we have found using

[url=http://fusionscuisine.com]caterers Fusions Cuisine for private parties[/url] at our house or community common building has been great.

Sometimes we do something less involved and more casual by having our BBQ's catered. We've been happy with [url=http://yummypig.com]Fireside BBQ[/url] and I am sure other options are out there.

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