It's only been over a year since famed DC nightclub 1223 closed its doors. After a ten-year stretch, the three-story hot spot closed suddenly, without any warning. Here's a little video to remind you of the wildness that was 1223 & Spank (its VIP level).
While DMX and Swizz Beatz appear consummate club-goers in this music video filmed on location at 1223, they would never have been let into Spank dressed as they were. Swizz's nice sweatsuit is a prime example of what NOT to wear when going out at night in DC. And, while DMX's big old army print pants do not technically breach any tried and true DC sartorial nightlife guidelines, I wouldn't be surprised if a lay person in similar gear would be immediately turned away from Spank (may it rest in peace.)
If you miss the space that was 1223 and Spank, just be patient. There's no way that 1223 Connecticut Avenue NW will sit untouched for long. It's prime nightlife real estate, and someone is sure to scoop it up quickly, if they haven't already.