All posts tagged "apex"

  • Pink Palace

    There's a refurbished dance floor, which will be flanked by tables and chairs. There's also an enhanced sound system and more lights. But the biggest...

  • Gay Wonderland

    ''The name just kind of rolls off your tongue,'' says Joey-O with a laugh. ''It almost sounds like a cheerleader -- 'Go gay go!''' Instead...

  • Apex's New Phase

    The secret's finally out: The club most recently known as Apex will soon reopen as Phase 1 of Dupont, an offshoot of D.C.'s oldest lesbian...

  • Team Work

    As general manager for the past 14 years, Joey Oldaker, known as Joey-O, helped shape many memories of the club originally known as Badlands. But...

  • Farewell to Badlands/Apex

    Metro Weekly put out a call to the community to offer its own memories of Badlands/Apex. What follows are a selection of the responses that...

  • Thanks for the Memories

    What do you remember about Badlands and Apex? ''When I started at Badlands in 1993 there were two walled-in alcoves where the main bars [off...

  • Last Dance

    You miss things the most when you realize they'll never return. Over the course of 20-odd years in D.C., I've watched a lot of bars...

  • Apex Closes

    Apex nightclub, at 1415 22nd St. NW, ceased operations as of last weekend, according to several employees and general manager Joey Oldaker. ''It is with...

  • Peruvian Power

    Michael Brandon's mother grounded his plans years ago to join the Air Force. Literally. ''I walked in to the recruiting office in Rockville,'' he recalls....

  • A Perfect 10

    In 1996, Kendra Kuliga won a drag king contest she entered on a dare from a friend. ''A panel of femme judges gave me 10s...

  • Hawaiian Punch

    Tired of this prolonged winter cold snap? You could head to Hawaii to escape. Or you could just venture over to west Dupont, where next...

  • Ringing in a New Year

    It's time for the good times -- forget about the bad times. Next Thursday, Dec. 31, you can toast to a better year ahead all...

  • Red Hot

    ''It's not going to be like any other night at Apex,'' says Adam Ross Wilson, who is bringing his party Calor to city's longest-running gay...

  • The Joey-O Spot

    If Joey Oldaker -- better known as Joey-O -- wasn't born to be a DJ, it's at least something that he aspired to from an...

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