One of the world's largest gay country-western dance clubs, Remington's (639 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 202-543-3113) is a 6,000-square-foot bi-level space with four different bars, two-step and line-dancing (with lessons available for $5 per person on Wednesdays), and appealing happy hour specials. There's a good mix of nightly parties and themes: Monday drag bingo, Tuesday talent nights, a Thursday male and female go-go revue, Sunday tea dance. Saturdays are the most popular nights for country dancing. The upstairs space has pool tables, karaoke, and other diversions. Remington's is very mixed male/female, and tends somewhat toward a 30s to 50s bunch but sees quite a few younger fans of country music, too. It has a jeans-and-T-shirt kind of vibe, but that doesn't mean you won't see some regulars here dressed to the nines in their best line-dancing threads and cowboy boots. The bar is in the heart of Capitol Hill
, close to several other gay hangouts in the neighborhood.