When Town Danceboutique had it’s last dance on June 30, 2018, it left a massive hole in the LGBT nightlife landscape of our nation’s capital. Since opening on November 17th, 2007, Town was the largest gay dance club located in Washington, D.C. The space was a hybrid of cabaret performance space, lounge space, a twinkling outdoor patio, and their crown jewel, the massive dance club.
You were likely to see RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni performing during the weekly drag show, and the Bear Happy Hour on Saturday fast became one of the most popular events on their weekly calendar. The closing was a result of the landlord selling the building to an entirely new entity who ended the club’s lease, with the intent to develop the building into apartments. The last statement that the management at the club made publicly was “we would have loved nothing more than to remain in for another decade if we had been given the chance”.
Now it seems, that chance may have arrived. The twitter page @Eat_DC (which offers food reviews and suggestions for restaurants and food options in and around the Capital area) dropped the tweet seen here, which has the boys of the Beltway area all buzzing.
Placing what could become Town 2.0 in a former church may seem like an unconventional choice to some, but other spaces have managed to make a former house of worship into a space the boys would come to have a different kind of fellowship (New York City’s legendary Limelight anyone)? While the owners of Town have not made a public comment as of yet, we will be keeping a keen eye out to see if one of the biggest nightlife spaces to hit Washington D.C. (since the legendary Nation closed), could be getting reborn.
Let the church say amen indeed….
Could DC’s Town Danceboutique Be Getting A Rebirth?