The craziest bathrooms in the capital

Comet Ping Pong 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington D.C. 20008

This bathroom needs its own GPS locator. Concealed among a wall of wooden planks and without any signage, Comet Ping Pong's restrooms turn all its patrons into detectives. It'll even buy you enough time to choreograph a signature potty dance.

(Photo courtesy of Comet Ping Pong)
The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington D.C. 20001

Bashful bladder? Newspaper headline misprints tiled on the Newseum's bathroom walls are just what the doctor ordered. It's the perfect place to let it all out…your laughs that is. Consider the newspaper clippings your very own stall street journal.

(Photo courtesy of Maria Bryk)
Duplex Diner 2004 18th St. NW, Washington D.C. 20009

If you thought pop stars were prima donnas, think again. With their own Facebook fan pages, the themed bathrooms at Duplex Diner are even more high maintenance. The Diva Bathroom is covered in some of history's most iconic women, while the Madonna Bathroom is finished with wall-to-wall collages of the artist's ever-evolving style. Set to individual soundtracks, these bathrooms are always in vogue and call for a little hanky panky.

(Photo courtesy of Kevin Lee)
Zengo 781 7th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Bathroom stall or a curtain call? That's what you may be wondering when you enter Zengo's restroom. These beaded curtains do away with the conventional and give a much-needed upgrade to stale stall doors. Another plus? You don't have to worry about that grimy door handle.

(Photo courtesy of Koli Zeka)
Proof 775 G St. NW, Washington D.C. 20001

A sexy bathroom? The phrase seems like an oxymoron until you step into the men's room at Proof. Named one of Zagat's sexiest bathrooms in the country, the bathroom received a "9" on Zagat's "Sex-o-meter." The sink fixture, a sculpture of a black and white female nude, is the main attraction. Proof didn't skimp on the ladies' room either. Be sure to check out the elegant design of pinks and hearts.

(Photo courtesy of Proof)
W Washington D.C. 515 15th St. NW, Washington D.C. 20004

Get the best view in the city…from your tub. Overlooking the Washington Monument and the White House from your floating tub, the Extreme Wow Suite will have you floating on cloud nine.

(Photo courtesy of W Washington D.C.)
P.J. Clarke's 1600 K St. NW, Washington D.C. 20006

Standing room only. There's no popping a squat at this porcelain throne. At 54 inches tall, these handcrafted porcelain urinals are legendary. P.J. Clarke's owner Philip Scotti paid $80,000 to replicate the New York originals. Only four other pairs exist. You'll want to stand here all day to bask in the lavatory glory.

(Photo courtesy of P.J. Clarke's)
Nellie's Sports Bar 900 U St., NW, Washington D.C. 20001

Want to get your hands on a piece of history? At Nellie's Sport Bar, you'll wash up with the same sinks that Washington Senators' fans used at Griffith Stadium. It's the ultimate for die-hard sports fans.

(Photo courtesy of Douglas Schantz)
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel 2800 S. Potomac Ave., Arlington, Va. 22202

While you may not be able to find a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow, you will be able to tell when your water is at the right temperature. Faucets change color according to the heat of the water. Inspired by motion and the busy streets that surround the hotel, the designers of bathroom, Forest Perkins, will have you feeling like you've time traveled into the future. The Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel almost took home the gold when it placed second in Cinta's national "Best Restroom Contest" in 2011.

(Photo courtesy of Zaid Hamid)
Bardo Brewpub 1200 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Washington D.C.

How would you feel about a squatty potty? The coverage of Bardo's reopening hasn't been about the brewery's goal to have more house beers on tap at once than any other brewpub, but about its installation of squat toilets in the ladies' rooms. "We basically did an informal survey, and about 20% of the people liked squat toilets, so we are going to put in four regular and one or two squat toilets," says Bill Stewart, El Jefe of the Bardo. Now it's up to the plumbing inspector to approve the plans.

(Digital rendering courtesy of Bardo Brewery)
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