Café Saint-Ex, U Street Corridor
Washington , D.C.
Tel: 202 265 7839
Concierge.com's insider take:
Café Saint-Ex started as the ultimate neighborhood spot when it opened in 2003, serving the then gentrifying U Street neighborhood as a combination bistro, bar, dance spot, and sidewalk café. But the Parisian vintage decor, the cozy vibe, and edgy DJs turned it into a destination for people citywide. Now young Hill staffers mingle with the Converse-and-skinny-jean crowd over Chimay and Delirium Tremens beers. On weekends, the tiny downstairs dance floor gets packed with the young and intoxicated grinding to Top 40 and hip hop. Weeknights tend to attract an artier set with indie rock, Brit pop, and occasional surprise DJ sets by rockers dropping by after shows at the nearby Black Cat.
Open Mondays 5:30 pm to 1:30 am, Tuesdays through Thursdays and Sundays 11 am to 1:30 am, and Fridays and Saturdays 11 am to 2:30 am.