The Green Lantern has a cozy, welcoming atmosphere that will make everyone feel right at home. It is situated in a well-lit alleyway just off Thomas Circle at the southern end of Washington, DC’s fashionable 14th Street corridor.

The first floor rectangular, granite-topped bar lends itself well to easy interaction among both long-time regulars as well as new arrivals.

The second floor bar offers a more club-like atmosphere with great sound, lighting and video systems. Make sure you do not miss the Lantern’s famous “Shirtless Men Drink Free” event every Thursday night from 10pm-11 pm. Other DC bars have tried to imitate this event, but the Lantern was the first to offer this long-running event.

The Green Lantern is the place to go if you’re seeking for an environment free of attitude, which is sometimes difficult to find in larger cities. Any of the welcoming bar staff will be pleased to introduce you to others and start a discussion if you let them know you are a visitor.One visit to this long running bar and you will know why locals call it “DC’s Queer Cheers.”