Red Light Washington DC
Laura Hayes

Red Light

Washington DC
Mon5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tues5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wed5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thu5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Fri3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sat3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sun5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Red Light

1401 R St

Washington, 20009

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.