It may not be “the city that never sleeps,” but D.C. isn’t exactly dead at night, either. While some D.C. nights might not go the way of Martin Scorsese’s After Hours, not being out until the sun comes up doesn’t always equate to never having fun—especially if you have to be at work bright and early the next morning. Even if the District doesn't go hard until 5 a.m., it’s still filled with activities best enjoyed late at night. A little initiative and an open mind are the keys to success here.

Whether you’re a tourist who doesn’t want the average tourist experience or a lifelong D.C. resident well-versed in the city's nightlife scene, you’ll appreciate these 10 cool things to do late at night in D.C. It also almost goes without saying that some of these activities make for great, economical dates as well. Thank us for the insight later.

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