Queer Womxn Lounge advocating inclusitivity, diversity ​and community.

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About Lounge

XX+ Crostino is a classy, upscale queer womxn's lounge showcasing a different side to queer womxn’s night life while still offering comfortability. We advocate inclusivity, diversity and fostering a united community. Passionate about artists in our community, XX+ features a monthly rotating art gallery showcasing local queer artists; interested parties click here. 


Monday: CLOSED 

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: 5pm-12am

Thursday: 5pm-12am

Friday: 5pm-2:30am

Saturday: 8pm-2:30am

Sunday: CLOSED 

*closed unless special event listed 

VIP & Reservations

XX+ is available for reservations of our VIP section and private events such as: birthday parties, bachelorette parties, events, celebrations, community events, corporate functions, happy hours, fund raisers, Christmas parties, etc. For more questions on VIP prices, private events and possible collaboration(s) with XX+ click here.


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Lina Nicolai

Co-Owner & Chef

Born in Naples, Italy, Lina Nicolai immigrated to D.C. with her family at the age of eight. Her style of cuisine is directly influenced by her grandmother and mother who instilled in Lina the joys of cooking and family secret recipes. For over a decade Lina has been immersed in the food and beverage industry, from serving, bartending, cooking, co-owner of Al Crostino and now owner of XX+ a queer womxn’s lounge.


Business Partner 

Emigrating from Nigeria to the US at 19 with no family or friends, Tasha has been able to create a new network of friends within the community she now calls family. A strong advocate for femme LGBTQ+ women in the workforce, she as an African woman actively promotes the exchange of cultural knowledge between her homeland and the US, and bringing folks from different backgrounds to gain a deeper understanding of each other. In the future, Tasha hopes to start her own foundation catering to homeless LGBT+ youths in the US and tackling the LGBT+ legal climate in Nigeria while providing save havens for those in need.

DJ Profiles

DJ Tezrah


As a Fairfax, Virginia native, Tezrah reigns in her fifth year of DJing in the Washington DC area, specializing in Top 40, electronic dance music, Hip Hop, and other genres. She is hailed as one of DC's and the LGBTQ community's brightest stars. Her sound is eclectic, combining the newest music seamlessly with older classic songs. She has garnered a solid following from all over DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

Upcoming Events

Happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead.

Wed. Sept 18


Game Dates: Lezlink Singles Event

1926 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001


Sold online only

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Sat. Sept 21


Just The Drip

1926 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001


Sold online & limited tickets at the door

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Sun. Sept 22


Hot Girl Summer Finale: A Day Party

1926 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001


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Thu. Oct 3


LezHangOut: L Word Trivia!

1926 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001


Sold online & at the door

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Thu. Oct 10


Lezlink: Single Tingle

1926 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001


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Fri. Oct 11


Get On Bad

1926 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001


Sold online & at the door

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Happy Hour

Happy Hour is from Wedensday-Friday 5-7pm. Happy food includes regular food menu with special pricing starting from $2 and Happy Hour Drink Specials: $4 Budlight or Ultra, $5 House Shot, $6 Wine, $6 Rail Drinks and $10 Craft Cocktails.

Late Night Menu

Beers & Drinks


An ongoing series of informational entries

Washington Post

October 23, 2018


August 27, 2018

NBC News

August 26, 2018


August 16, 2018

GW Hatchet

July 26, 2018

Tagg Magazine

July 20, 2018

Washington City Paper

July 17, 2018

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