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Data on the shifting epicenter of DC nightlife

Spoiler: It's now more likely than ever that you're going out in Northeast.

Where'd you go out this weekend?

(Photo by Flickr user mariobonifacio, used under a Creative Commons license)

Did you go out in Navy Yard this weekend? Did you down sangria at 100 Montaditos or margaritas at Agua 301 or a fancy beer at Bluejacket?
And did you think, while you were out reveling, that Dang, a few years ago none of this would have been possible? No, we don’t mean because you just moved here last month.
The District’s nightlife scene is changing rapidly — in Navy Yard, for example, almost 50 percent of the currently existing nightlife establishments were opened in 2014 or later. All this according to the latest DataLensDC analysis, which shows D.C.’s “youngest” and “oldest” nightlife neighborhoods.
The big takeaway? D.C.’s nightlife is getting more diverse, geographically speaking. Ivy City is the city’s newest nightlife neighborhood, while Mount Pleasant is its oldest. The map below shows percent of nightlife options opened after 2010:

You can now grab a drink in Ivy City, but it hasn't been an option for long. (Screenshot)

You can now grab a drink in Ivy City, but it hasn’t been an option for long. (Screenshot)


Read on in Kate Rabinowitz’s Washingtonian piece for more graphics and analysis.

Projects: DataLensDC
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