clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Staying Social At LivingSocial's Prohibition Basement Bar

Welcome to Bar Crawl Living where we find some worthy domiciles within stumbling distance of a neighborhood hotspot. If there's a place you want us to scope out, leave a comment or send word to our tipline.

Smashed between tourist-heavy Metro Center and (kind of) Chinatown sits LivingSocial's space for having awesome activities. Tucked in the basement of 918 F St NW is a speakeasy perfect for relaxing with friends, impressing a hip client, or creating a riotous night with new acquaintances. Yes, this area is a quasi-nabe and is more known for chain restaurants and people rocking fanny packs. But it's becoming more than that as more DC denizens start calling this area home. Today, we leave the whiskey-soaked Prohibition-era bar and venture out into the nethers where out-of-towners give way to a growing set of chic city sophisticates.

· LivingSocial Gets In The 'Speakeasy' Game [EDC]

1. 777 7th St
Asking Price: $369,999
Square Feet: 827
What It's All About: Large and luxurious. With plenty of space in this 1 bedroom, 1 bath Gallery Place condo, this contemporary home can become your oasis. The many amenities in the unit, including multiple closets, in-unit washer and dryer, and maple cabinets, are matched by the long list of perks in the building, such as business and fitness centers, rooftop terrace, and 24-hour desk service. But what's really captivating is the Asian-inspired pagoda on the roof. Not sure why that's happening.

2. 675 E St
Asking Price: $509,000
Square Feet: 1,107
What It's All About: More than 1,100 sq.ft. and there's 1 bedroom and 1.5 baths. So if you like to roll solo (or just a party of 2) but want to entertain in a gorgeous space, this reduced price condo may be your match. The Pen Quarter condo is in a 22-unit boutique building that has concierge. With an open floor plan and tasteful finishes, entertaining will stay classy. Just make sure guests don't get busy in the condo's awesome closet.

3. 616 E St
Asking Price: $599,000
Square Feet: 1,159
What It's All About: Put down money on this place and score 2 bedrooms and 2 levels of crash pad. The condo's located in Gallery Place's Clara Barton development and beaucoup perks, including a gorgeous lobby, a well-stocked fitness center, a theater fit for viewing Bridesmaids with your bros, and a rooftop terrace with intense BBQ grills. The condo itself has the usual features for this price point.

4. 701 Pennsylvania Ave
Asking Price: $1,995,000
Square Feet: 1,775
What It's All About: Making quite the leap in asking price, we take a look at a unit in the Market Square East building. For nearly $2M, how many bedrooms are in this condo? Well, two. Or about a $1M per, if you want to think of it in those terms. And with the price per square foot exceeding $1,120, it's not about space but luxe and cachet. With plenty of heavy hitters associated with the building, including Robert Novak and Senator Fred Thompson, this corner unit has a terrace larger than many city apartments. (About 650 sq.ft. of outdoor space with monumental views.) And because someone with this much dough has plenty of designer gear, there's a walk-in closet and two sets of washer and dryers. And also two sets of Tax ID numbers. Because this pad is that baller.

· Penn Ave Power Condo [CDC]