1730 M Street, NW
Back in May 2012 we learned that a new night club was coming to 1730 M Street, NW just east of Connecticut Ave. The night club will be called The Huxley – from a press release:
Owners Ryan Seelbach and Eric Lund proudly announce the opening of The Huxley, Washington’s newest premiere destination for the city’s most elite and sophisticated crowd. Scheduled to open in mid-November, this luxurious 4,600 square foot nightclub and event space will provide an unparalleled nightlife experience in DC. The venue has been designed from the ground up using the latest innovations from Las Vegas and New York City nightlife and bringing them to the nation’s capital.
Seelbach, former Manager of Business Operations of TAO Group in Las Vegas remarks: “We took over an old TV studio space. It is extremely rare in Washington hospitality to be given a blank canvas to design your dream venue. Often times, operators just slap on new finishes and new names to old restaurants, nightclubs, and bars. Thanks to the strength of our management team and our investor group, we were able to build a completely new high-end hospitality venue in a very unique space that features high ceilings and an expansive ground level layout. The efficient design of our venue, coupled with a rigorous training program for our employees, will help us deliver true ‘Vegas-Style’ customer service. From how our doorman greets you at the entrance to how our bartenders and cocktail waitresses pour your champagne, it will be easy for you to see how much thought has gone into providing the very best customer service experience.”
“The Huxley will set a new standard for nightlife in this market with costumed performers, live musicians, celebrity DJs, and surprise entertainment,” says Lund, Washington’s top nightlife marketer. “At the end of the day, all clubs are selling the same alcohol products so the key is to provide value to patrons through a better overall experience. It’s all about ‘the show’ and it starts at the front door.”
The Ballroom (200 person capacity) – A stunning seven-foot gold plated grand chandelier surrounded by smaller crystal chandeliers welcomes guests to The Ballroom of The Huxley. The rich red wall-coverings and mirrors aligned with purple velvet curtains mimic the striking floor-to-ceilings windows often found in traditional ballrooms. The elegant hardwood dance floor is encircled by banquette-style seating with leather-tufted cushions and an elevated dance platform behind each table. All 11 “bottle-service” tables have great sightlines to the raised DJ booth which is located in the middle of the room. The Ballroom is perfect for over-the-top birthday and bachelorette parties.
The Study (80 person capacity) – With the words of literary greats resting elegantly on the bookshelf, The Study is a cozy lounge featuring an old-world library – and immaculate coffered ceilings and dimly lit candle chandeliers. Six spacious and elevated table alcoves, each crowned with its own glass and copper pendant lighting fixture, surround the room providing guests a much more intimate experience. Dark wood beams and beige wall-coverings offer a sophisticated contrast to the plush reds, purples, and gold coloring of The Ballroom. The Study has its own DJ booth and independent sound system, and is ideal for smaller groups who want to enjoy specialty cocktails and listen to great music.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
The Huxley was designed by architects Brian Miller and Lauren Winter, an award-winning duo who have designed local venues such as The Gibson, Marvin, The Brixton and U Street Music Hall. The builder of this venue is Potomac Construction Services, whose portfolio includes DC hotspots Estadio, Proof, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace and Black Jack.
10pm-3am Friday and Saturday only
Available for private events Sunday through Thursday
Admittance will be by guest list and table service only. Those who wish to request a reservation must send a text message with full name to 202-RESERVE (202-737-3783). The Huxley will maintain a strict dress code.
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