One Lounge DC Closed

The Dupont Circle spot calls it quits after five years.

By: Anna Spiegel

One Lounge DC has closed after five years in business. The Dupont Circle cocktail and tapas spot shuttered soon after New Year’s. Co-owners Seth McClelland and Niko Papademetriou have sold the space on 20th Street, Northwest, to another group, which McClelland says plans to do a “quick reimagining” and turn it around by the spring or before.

“We’re both DC natives, and Washington was a different place in 2009,” says McClelland, referencing the year the nightspot opened. “It’s grown so fast, and we’re looking forward to being able to enjoy some of that growth from a non-owner’s perspective.”

McClelland says while the partners have no immediate plans for another venture, he’s working on a couple of projecits amid “time to reflect.” Stay tuned for what’s coming up for the former lounge.