Opened in 2003, Lounge 201 was the brainchild of Matt Weiss, a DC native and long time owner of two other popular bars on Capitol Hill, Red River Grill (now reopened as Union Pub) and Politiki. Weiss drew his inspiration from the need to have a more luxurious nightlife choice and better private event space on the Hill that was still affordable and accommodating. Thus Lounge 201 was born. nother important part of our mission statement is to give our guests value. We serve only brand name spirits, including our premium rail selections, quality wines and fresh food ingredients. In addition, we offer great daily specials that provide superior value to our guests. We invite you to explore our website for more information and to see why Lounge 201 is a Washington Post Editor's Pick and an AOL City Guide Best.