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  • Trade, the city’s newest “gay dive bar,” opens tonight!

    Bar is the newest venue from the owners of Town and Number Nine.

  • The Return of Billy Carroll

    Billy Carroll steps out of retirement to relive Velvet Nation at Town

  • Outdoor Expansion: The Patio at Town

    A new outdoor bar "showplace," The Patio at Town has a chic but comfortable ambiance

  • Velvet Town

    Ed Bailey can't say for certain that Thunderpuss's monster '90s-era club jams were first played publicly at D.C.'s Velvet Nation. ''I think that that's what...

  • Tracks from Tracks: Exploring The Former Club’s Music

    “Tracks was very transformative and influential in the D.C. music scene, far beyond any of the acclaim that it’s gotten,” says Patrick Little, who was...

  • Lightning Strikes Again

    Like so many others, Patrick Little credits Tracks in making him the gay man he is today. ''It's a common story of Tracks,'' he says....

  • Bailey's Crossroad

    METRO WEEKLY: What did Tracks mean to you? ED BAILEY: Tracks was where my passion and my love affair with nightlife and nightclubs started, absolutely....

  • Up Town

    In the early '90s, nationally recognized club singers, from Crystal Waters to CeCe Peniston, were the chief draw for gay nightclubs. Soon after, DJs became...

  • Bunny Hop

    ''I just DJ, hop around, go clubbing and enjoy everything,'' says DJ Cottontail. ''I don't really have to do much. I'm a bunny!'' More to...

  • Upstairs, Downstairs

    When Number Nine opened in May 2011, it immediately became one of the city's hottest Happy Hour spots, featuring two-for-one drink specials every night. It...

  • 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...

  • To the Nine

    You won't have to be dressed to the nines to get into Number Nine, D.C.'s newest gay lounge, set to open soon. But the space...

  • Big (Drag) Finish

    Ever see a drag queen walk the runway on a balance beam? How about while dodging hurdles? Or blindfolded? You have if you've ever stopped...

  • The Nightlife Coverboy: A Brief History

    You can blame it all on Ed Bailey. During the early days of Metro Weekly, Ed, who at the time ran VelvetNation and now co-owns...

  • Velvet Goldmine

    Manny Lehman. Aubrey. Reg. Cryogenic freeze. ''There are a lot of things that people think of when they think of Nation, but nobody thinks of...

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