Just because a song lyric instructs you to do so, does not mean you should carry this out on the dance floor and/or use it as a pickup line. For example, if a song tells a male to grab a certain piece of his anatomy with one hand and a explicative describing a female with the other…do not grab a girl dancing and expect her to dance up on you with the explanation “I’m just doing what the song told me to do.” Stay classy, DC, haha. Now on to the real reason you’re here, the review of Third Edition.
I will warn, I decided to take the night off from drinking last night so this review might be slightly different from others (perhaps more detailed oriented, haha). Last night was an acquaintance’s birthday party and it was decided the after party would take us to Georgetown for some dancing. Arriving around or just after midnight, this establishment was filled, but definitely not packed like the last time I came there mid-summer. There was no line to get in, but there was a $5 cover and some slight door drama when a drunken floozy tried to skip the cover. The first floor was fairly lit and had a DJ spinning top 40 hits. There was some dancing, but a little too light downstairs and not enough people really dancing to feel very comfortable. The upstairs dance floor had a more technically skilled DJ (read: played more than just top 40, with some hits and misses) if that is of importance to you. Overall the downstairs area seemed more like a regular bar containing some booths, a long bar, and open space in between for people to intermingle. In terms of music, my personal preference would have been downstairs, but we ventured upstairs. Upstairs definitely has more of a typical club feeling. It’s dark, but not in a terribly creepy sense. The first area is more relaxed. There were few people dancing there and there is a relatively calm bar. Following this staging area comes in this order: a dance floor, another room to chill/mingle, and then the outside tiki bar. Each of these areas has it’s own bar to make drink accessibility very high. When I first attended back in the summer, we probably waited 15 minutes to get served at a packed downstairs bar. Upon learning that there are a total of 5 bars at Third Edition, it seems quite silly to not find one with a quicker turn around.
Last night was spent mostly on the dance floor, but I did enjoy scoping out the other areas. I was slightly disappointed that they were restricting people from entering the tiki bar by 1 AM, but still enjoyed people watching throughout this place (#notacreeper).
As I was not drinking last night I can’t comment specifically on drink prices. I did notice a sign indicating a $20 drink tab minimum and it is Georgetown, so expect drinks to be on the expensive side. Last time I was here with a date and I believe he mentioned drinks (my vodka tonics anyway) being about $10.
The clientele here is …interesting. It’s definitely not my normal crowd of people (Georgetown, if you couldn’t tell is not my normal stomping grounds). Third Edition is really a pretty decent place if you come here with a group of friends (either for mingling, dancing, or some combination of the two). For females, this is not the type of place I’d recommend for legitimately trying to meet someone (I think you know what I mean by that, haha). For males, you might have better luck with the females given the typical number of girls in short dresses in Georgetown, haha.
As I say about many bars/clubs, Third Edition definitely has a purpose. It is fairly good for handling large groups of people; has dancing, but also places to chill; and contains plenty of bars inside. Overall, I enjoyed Third Edition for its diversity in atmosphere amongst the different spaces and being able to bust a move on the dance floor with my friends.