Food & Drink

8 reasons you should head to Red Light immediately after dinner

Published On 04/18/2014 Published On 04/18/2014
Dessert at Red Light
All photos Laura Hayes
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1. Red Light 1401 R St, Washington, 20009 (Logan Circle)

The Red Light Bar is a tongue-in-cheek nod to the harrowing past of 14th Street NW and an homage to burlesque, though, thankfully, the cocktail and dessert bar’s décor is light on the red-light theme (apart from a silhouette of a woman in a corset in the mirror). The bar is concrete, and the room is dominated by shades of gray, suitable for the multitude of black-and-white images of 14th street that lines the walls. While Red Light offers appetizers and flatbreads like bacon-wrapped dates and pesto paninis, you’ll likely pay a visit for the dessert selection -- Snickers Pie, jumbo ice cream sandwiches, and the Sundae of the Month are simply too decadent to pass up.