It's open only on weekends, starting at 10 pm; Fridays are and-over and draw a younger bunch, although early in the evening, the club hosts a very popular "Bear Happy Hour" 21 and over that caters to the city's considerable Woof set. A post shared by Orchid Bar orchidbardc on May 17, at 2: It's best to take a taxi to this out-of-the-way neighborhood. One of the new kids on the block, Orchid can be found on the popular Barracks Row strip in historic Capitol Hill. A short walk down P Street will bring you to this dive bar. The owners of Number Nine are also responsible for this stylish spot, sporting tall wood-backed booths, offbeat paintings and rooster-print wallpaper.
The staff couldn't be more welcome, too—just a great all-around gay bar.
You can walk to the bar from the Crystal City metro stop—the bar is just west of Reagan National Airport. Amateur contests sometimes take place on Wednesdays. One Wednesday a month is amateur night, when regular 9-toers can strut their stuff in front of a willing audience. It's also closer to many downtown hotels as well as the convention center than Dupont Circle bars, yet it's still relatively close a to minute walk from Logan and Dupont circles.
Saturdays, it's and-over, and you'll typically find a more eclectic crowd—all ages, and more women.