'Rap'up your week
There's virtually never a night when a D.C. DJ isn't spinning hip-hop. Get out of the daily grind by grinding on these dance floors.
THURSDAYS Swank at Five 1214-B 18th St. - 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. - $10 Features hip-hop and reggae and sometimes cameos from local WPGC and WKYS radio DJs. Dress is casual. Must be 21 to enter. Access from Dupont Circle Metro stop. Call (202) 331-7123 or visit www.primacycompanies.com/five for more information.
UrbanDwellerz at Bar Nun 1326 U St. - Doors open at 10 p.m. Some of these DJs appear on BET network's "Rap City." Well-dressed women can get in free before 11 p.m., otherwise it's $5. Call (202) 667-6680 for more information.
FRIDAYS Hip House Scenario at Modern 3287 M St. - 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. - $5 after 10 p.m. DJ Stylus Chris spins hip-hop, down tempo and reggae. Must be 21 to enter. No athletic wear. Call(202) 338-7027 or visit www.primacycompanies .com/modern for more information.
Fridays at Dream 1350 Okie St. - 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. Hip-hop, reggae and old school create the beat at Dream, where radio station WKYS broadcasts live from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Admission varies. Call (202) 636-9030 or visit www.welcometodream.com for more information.
SATURDAYS Juste Lounge 1015 1/2 Seventh St. Juste offers a more relaxed atmosphere with hip-hop, r&b and reggae on two floors for those over 21. Dress nice. For more information visit www.justelounge.com.
SUNDAYS Glamour Sundays at VIP Club 932 F St. 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. - $10 to $15 A hip-hop night the whole college crowd can enjoy, you must be 18 to enter. Jeans are allowed, but dress fashionably. Access from Metro Center stop. Call (202) 347-7200 for more information. Get discounted admission before 11 p.m. at www.vipclubdc.com
Hip Hop in its Essence for Real at Ben and Mo's 1225 Connecticut Ave. - $3 or $6 Hip-hop open mic and emcee battles here always prove exciting. Doors open at 8 p.m. Call (202) 907-3709.
Sundays at Platinum 915 F St. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. - No cover before 11 p.m., $10 after 11 p.m. Enjoy danceable hip-hop here. Look nice, no jeans or athletic wear. Must be 21. Access from Metro Center stop. Call (202) 393-3555 or visit www.platinumclubdc.com for more information.