One Lounge DC Closed

The Dupont Circle spot calls it quits after five years.

Caption: One Lounge served its last tapas and cocktails soon after New Year’s. Photograph by Dave Philidich.

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.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.