Swingers DC

An indoor mini golf experience catered to the 21+ crowd? Say less.

Let's get into Swingers

Deeming themselves 'the crazy golf club', Swingers is mini golf with a party atmosphere. And you can visit without even playing golf! It's a great destination for after work, night out with a group of friends or a date night. There are beautifully decorated bars with top shelf drinks, numerous aesthetically pleasing lounge sections, live DJs, a stage-like photo booth, and , the "crazy" installations at the golf courses. Starting off in London, Swingers expanded locations to NYC and DC. In fact, DC has two locations - Dupont Circle and Navy Yard. I went to the Dupont Circle location.

Food is provided by some of DC's well known street-food vendors. We tried the garlic knotties with herb butter from Kneadza (yum!) plus cajun fries and cheddar cheese burger from Lil' Succotash (double yum!). For drinks, my friend really liked the Cocktail of the Month - The New Romantic which contains Espolon Reposado tequila, Ancho Reyes, raspberry, ginger beer, and lime juice. 

On my end, I had to try one of their Hampton Water Rose cherry blossom inspired drinks - Hampton 75, their twist on the French 75. Keeping to the theme, I had the drink at the Cherry Blossom Fairway Bar. The bar stood out in the venue because it was lit pink. Both the bar theme and the cherry blossom inspired drinks are available until April 16. 

The New Romantic (l) and Hampton 75 (r)

As for my golf abilities. It could be better. Interestingly enough, weeks ago I watched Full Swing on Netflix (fantastic docu-series, by the way; like who would've thought golf = drama) and came away feeling like I was a pro in the game. Ha! I definitely had some struggle moments. All in good fun, though.

While there's no dress code, I highly suggest for those ready to golf to wear comfortable shoes, breathable clothing and for my purse/bag holders, a cross body. Because man, golf is a sport. One minute you're feeling cool, next minute you're sweating from all that swingin', the drinks consumed (which are allowed on the golf courses thanks to the 'caddies') and *ahem* wearing a sweatshirt, faux leather leggings, and heeled booties. Oops. Thankfully, there's a coat check. I'll utilize it for next time.