Nation - This gigantic three-story megaclub in the shadow of the Washington Naval Yard hosts parties, theme nights and the odd concert.
The mazelike interior provides plenty of opportunity for a little intimacy amid the squirming, tribal crowds, as do the three levels of outdoor patio space. Check the website periodically for what’s coming up next. Area will change its clientele nightly. Don’t show up in your best white makeup and black clothing thinking its goth night, when a gay dance party is happening.
They really do attract some top-level names to their giant main stage. Everyone from Prince to the Deftones have graced Area’s area.