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. 


Hours: 

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: 5pm-12am

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.


Founders

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Lina Nicolai

Co-Owner

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.

KB

Chef & Business Partner

Rising Star in D.C's culinary industry, Chef KB, a young queer black woman has honed her craft at 23 years old. Chef KB's resume includes stops at Marcels, Kyirisan, Lyon Hall and Gravitas. As a Maryland native with French heritage, KB has a more worldly view which shows through the artistry of her work. Now full time Chef at XX+ offering her own unique bar bites with twists on old school recipes.

She is looking to start her own personal catering company in the near future.

Tasha

Social Director & 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 DRIPKISS

CTO

Originally from Northern Virginia, a fusion of pop, punk and hip-hop, DRIPKISS is a deejay, producer, songwriter and vocalist all in one. Most of her career has been spent in Los Angeles, where she  headlined her own album release party at Now Boarding in West Hollywood. A proud queer woman, she is thrilled to be part of the vision of  XX+ and to get to spin in such an inclusive space.

DJ Tezrah

CEO

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.

DJ Uni

Senior Architect

DJ Uni is an award-winning artist, that hosted "Her Blu Majesty" on Peralta Colleges radio from 2008-2013, blending a melodic mix of soul, jazz, funk, R&B and soulful house while featuring local talent. She has been featured at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Eat Real Festival, Oakland Indie Awards, Swazz Disco Party, etc. She is proud to be joining to XX+ team to bring you some fresh tunes sure to make you move and groove.

Upcoming Events

Happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead.

Nov 15

2018

Bad & Beaujoulais After Party

1926 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Free

10% bar sales goes to DC Center

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Nov 16

2018

Get On Bad

DJ Elle Groove

1926 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Free


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Nov 17

2018

Andromeda

DJ Tezrah

1926 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

$7

Sold at the door/$10 after 11pm

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Nov 18

2018

Sunday Sessions

w/ Dappho

1926 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

$8

Sold at the door

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Nov 19

2018

QT Fusion Dance: Blues

1926 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

$5

$10 w/o RSVP Both sold at the door

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Nov 20

2018

Bachata with Kye & Jenna

1926 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Free


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Nov 24

2018

VAMP

DJ MIM

1926 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

$10

Eventbee/limited door tickets

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Happy Hour

Happy Hour is from Tuesday-Friday 5-8pm. Happy food includes regular food menu with special pricing starting from $6 and Happy Hour Drink Specials: $4 Miller Lite, $6 Wine, $6 Mojito, $6 Rail Drinks and $3 Off Craft Cocktails.

Late Night Menu

Beers & Drinks

News

An ongoing series of informational entries

Washington Post

October 23, 2018

DCist

August 27, 2018

NBC News

August 26, 2018

AfterEllen

August 16, 2018

GW Hatchet

July 26, 2018

Tagg Magazine

July 20, 2018

Washington City Paper

July 17, 2018

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