About Green Lantern
A DC institution and a favorite neighborhood bar offering something for everyone is really the best way to describe the Green Lantern.
Located in a brightly lit alley just off Thomas Circle at the southern end of Washington DC’s trendy 14th Street corridor, the Green Lantern offers a comfortable friendly ambience that will make anyone feel right at home.
Now open for over 10 years, the “Lantern,” as most regulars call it, has long been known for its exceptionally friendly and welcoming staff.
Open for happy hour everyday at 4pm, the first floor rectangular, granite-topped bar lends itself well to easy interaction among both long-time regulars as well as new arrivals. This is the one place in DC where everyone gets along with each other.
The second floor bar offers a more club-like atmosphere with great sound, lighting and video systems. Make sure you do not miss the Lantern’s famous “Shirtless Men Drink Free” event every Thursday night from 10pm-11 pm. Other DC bars have tried to imitate this event, but the Lantern was the first to offer this long-running event.
The Green Lantern offers something for everyone, be it a happy hour drink after a long day at work or hundreds of shirtless men out on a Thursday night, kick starting their weekends. Make sure you check out the Lantern on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information and events.
The Green Lantern also hosts many special events and theme nights ranging from dance parties featuring the best of today’s music; to a monthly leather party on the second floor. Be sure to check out the special events page for a complete listing of parties and events.
If you are looking for an attitude free place, something often hard to find in a larger city, the Green Lantern is the place. Let any of the friendly bar staff know you are visiting and they will be happy to introduce you around and get the conversation started. One visit to this long running bar and you will know why locals call it “DC’s Queer Cheers.”
The Green Lantern is available any night for private parties!!