I have a request for two places at which I can celebrate my upcoming mid-30th birthday.
(1) For dinner, I'm looking for a fun place with good food and with lively, upbeat music-- preferably of the salsa genre. In my last city (ATL), there was a wonderful tapas restaurant that was full of energy, music, and good food. The vibe was energetic and sexy, and their sangria's were out of this world. The music through the loud speakers was so infectious that you couldn't sit still in your seat. (the place in ATL is Eclipse di Luna for those curious)
Are there any places like this in DC?
(2) A nice, laid-back, unpretentious bar. I'm originally from the south, so I'd like bar with a casual relaxed feel, preferably with wooden floors...but I think I may have to go out to VA for that?