There was some angst when Apex closed (it was Badlands before that) without warning last July. But Phase 1 is ready to take its place on 22nd Street just south of P Street NW this weekend, complete with a new coat of pink paint. While Apex had a gay male crowd, Phase 1 (Dupont edition) will be a lesbian bar: “The new location will feature much more space than the original and is being touted as the East Coast’s largest lesbian bar,” according to the Washington Blade.
While the original Phase 1 on Capitol Hill is more of a quiet place, the Blade reports that Phase 1 of Dupont will be louder, and more dance and party oriented than its older sibling. It will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday and jello wrestling (a standard at the original Eastern Market bar) still seems TBD.