Lace: User Reviews
My partner and I just moved into the Brookland neighborhood, only a couple of blocks away from Lace. We visited the club for the first time last Friday and were so pleased with the atmosphere, the friendly patrons and staff, the music and vibe on the dance floor and the (strong) drinks. I've been to most of the lesbian "nights" and the few lesbian hang-outs left in DC and Lace is by far the classiest. I hope that more and more members of the gay community visit Lace so that it stays around for a while. Thanks to the owner for opening up this awesome place -- and just two blocks from home! Cheers!Report This Review
not elegant, not exquisite, not friendly...lace has a very heavy crowd hanging..and 5 minutes after me and my girl seat. we began to feel very observed..only stayed there for 30 minutes.. the music is very teen, people seemed very sad and bitter..so i think lace is not for happy lesbians couples..Report This Review
I love Lace! It's an intimate African American-owned classy club that seems to - and I hope continues to - cater to the older crowd, e.g., 30-and-over. (I do see the "kids" there at times, but I think that for the most part, they like a different type of atmosphere, which I understand since I was once youngER myself!) The menu - and presentation - is outstanding, and the drinks are wonderful! I love the lay-out, with couches, tables, and nice chairs at the bar upstairs, and the dance floor downstairs. Though I love to dance, there have been times when we haven't even gone downstairs to dance because we chose to socialize/share in the great atmosphere upstairs. The owner, Linda, stays engaged: I see her often engaging with patrons and/or making sure patrons are happy as well as ensuring that those who work their stay "on top" of what they're supposed to be doing. The ladies who serve drinks and serve as hostesses are both professional and pleasant. I hope that this club stays around for a LONG time!Report This Review
my first visit to lace was pretty good, or should i say that the food was. upon my 2nd and 3rd visits i began to realize that there is a lot that lounge has to learn about running a place such as this (especially in a place like dc). dc is one of the most diverse places in the world, but lace does not offer that. honestly, sometimes i felt like it was just a bunch of bitter, angry, black women sitting around, rolling their eyes at the next couple who walked in. not only should such a group of ppl be more openminded and accepting (because of the lesbian and gay community suffrage already) but it shouldn't feel like you're being watched. all in all, food is great; music is so-so, and atmosphere needs work. would rather go to rehab, fab, or halo.Report This Review
I have been to Lace several times and it has not been one time where I didn't feel right at home. The owner of Lace came over to our table and introduced herself to us. The bartenders where quick with drinks, our waitress was always coming to our table to make sure we had everything and if we needed anything, she made sure that we got it. We even met the chef and she was truly friendly. The dace floor is small, but we were still able to dance and enjoy ourself. There is finally a place where ladies can go and enjoy themself and get a great meal.Report This Review
Extremely slow bar staff, uncaring and unorganized management, people on the dance floor eating till almost 11pm- so no room to dance. And DJ "Bling" not good. Unless you like the same style, same basic song for the entire night and also you don't want any conversation while you are near the dance floor. I'm deaf, broke and still thirsty after my night out there. Never again.
I had the pleasure of dining at this establishment on 12/27/08.
Colleagues had provided that the food was great, so I was looking forward to the meal. I wasn't disappointed-I ordered the Sautéed Crab Cake and my co-worker ordered the Buffalo Drummettes. Both dishes were great (I had to try a drummette) and my French Martini was well balanced and sent me to the moon after only one drink--just the way I like it!
The decor is very chic and feminine just what you'd expect from a locale that goes by the name of LACE. It was like being inside the ultimate dressing lounge, complete with jeweled chandeliers, textured baroque walls, great music and dim lighting!
There was a nice mixed crowd in house and it seems like Rhode Island Avenue has taken a liking to the new fabric in their society.Report This Review
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