Cafe by day, bar and dance lounge by night, As You Are exists to create a safe space for the  D.C.’s vibrant LGBTQIA+ community. Owners Jo McDaniel and Rach Pike envisioned a space that would be inclusive and welcoming to all, where people could truly be themselves. In 2022, they brought their vision to life. 

Whether you’re looking to relax with a cup of coffee or dance the night away, As You Are welcomes individuals from all walks of life, fostering an environment where authenticity, acceptance, and celebration thrive.

Check out their website for their calendar of special events— they host karaoke nights, game gatherings, craft sessions, and more! 

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Jo McDaniel & Rach Pike

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