Descending into the most pimped out nightlife prison you will ever see, there’s a bar area ahead/to the right with a VIP alcove around the corner. Bow tie-laden bartenders serve a variety of beverages from the typical favorites to Heist DC mixology specials like The Bearcat (rum, fresh blackberries, lemon juice) and Robert the Bruce (12 year-old Scotch, yellow chartreuse, green tea). The golden, bullet hole-filled bar and crystal ceiling design are eye-catching to say the least.
Moving through the venue to the DJ area, you’ll find the booth to the right, next to the bar. On the other side of the DJ booth is another slightly raised VIP alcove. Another VIP corner exists across from the booth. An intimate dance floor ties it all together.
Long-time DC resident and Heist co-owner Charles “DJ Dirty Hands” Koch made sure to have a DJ booth he could be proud of. It features a 24-karat gold buffalo skull and is an invitation-only VIP booth in and of itself.
To appreciate the intricacies of Heist’s interior design one must examine them up close and personal. They really did spare no expense. From the mirrored ceiling/floor designs in the bar area to the custom wall panels and barred, in-wall art.
- Heist is formerly Fly Lounge.
- There are gold-plated urinals!
- Tuesdays are Industry Nights.
- There is a Swarovski crystal piece above the bar.
Where is Heist located?
Heist is located between N Connecticut Ave & N 19th St in Dupont Circle, Downtown.
How much is cover charge at Heist?
Heist does not have general admission on most days.
How long will I have to wait at Heist?
Expect to wait anywhere from 5-40 min depending on when you arrive.
When is Heist open?
Heist is open daily.
What are the best nights to go to Heist?
Weekends are the best.
What is the dress code at Heist?
Dress to impress! Collared shirt / jeans / dress shoes for guys. Avoid anything that can be considered sportswear (track jackets, jerseys, sneakers, hats, etc). Unless you’re a celebrity – in that case you can dress however you please.
How much do drinks cost at Heist?
Expect to pay $10-15 for cocktails; bottles start at $250.
What kind of music do they play at Heist?
Heist features mostly open format.