The Wonderland Ballroom
Address: 1101 Kenyon St. NW
The owners of Alice in Wonderland-themed hipster dives Wonderland Ballroom and the Looking Glass Lounge are a less-polished, Natty Boh-drinking foil to the Hilton bros., the U Street bar mavens who brought us Marvin, the Gibson, and Brixton, among other fancy watering holes. The Hilton boys can keep their dark lighting, steam punk aesthetic and lines at the door. Wonderland has the truth about magicians.