Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Dirty Habit Welcomes Allison Balanc as December Artist-in-Residence for Live Music Series

Dirty Habit welcomes singer and songwriter Allison Balanc to perform at “Green Room at Hotel Monaco” on December 3, 10, and 17 (Photo Credit: Weikerken Altema)

From our friends at Dirty Habit...

Dirty Habit Welcomes Allison Balanc as December Artist-in-Residence for Live Music Series, 'Green Room at Hotel Monaco'

Tuesday nights feature acclaimed singer songwriter, global cuisine, and handcrafted cocktails in Penn Quarter

Dirty Habit, in collaboration with Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC welcomes Allison Balanc, a native Washingtonian neo-soul singer and songwriter for “Green Room at Hotel Monaco” on December 3, 10, and 17. The live music series features local musicians on Tuesday nights from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Guests can relish the show in the hotel’s emerald green living room-style lobby while enjoying bites from Dirty Habit’s Executive Chef Kyoo Eom and cocktails from Beverage Manager Drew Hairston. The series is open to the public and free to attend. The Tuesday evening performances continue to entertain Penn Quarter neighbors, fans heading to the Capital One Arena on game nights, and anyone looking to catch live music before dinner at Dirty Habit.

Balanc is a classically trained vocalist who has won several talent contests including “Neyo’s Talent Search.” She signed with the Grammy-award-winning label Compound Entertainment, and in 2017, released her first solo album, “Lost and Found.” Balanc is currently working on her second album, which is set to be released by the end of 2019. Drawing inspiration from jazz, soul, early 90s hip-hop and R&B, she will blend these genres to provide a sultry soundtrack to the live Tuesday music series on December 3, 10 and 17. There will be no “Green Room at Hotel Monaco” performances on December 24 or December 31.

The “Green Room at Hotel Monaco” menu features Dirty Habit favorites such as tuna tataki ($17), American wagyu tartare ($18), and the restaurant’s popular truffle fries ($13.) The bar menu offers a seasonal selection of Dirty Habit’s handcrafted cocktails including the Rice ‘N RosesDH Old Fashioned, and Negroni ($12-14.)

Dirty Habit is a luxe restaurant and bar in Washington, DC’s Penn Quarter/Theatre District that offers a vivid social scene, a high-end cocktail program and a private urban patio. Situated in the original General Post Office constructed in 1839, Dirty Habit stands in a National Historic Landmark. The global cuisine provided by Executive Chef Kyoo Eom is inspired by eclectic flavors and favorite family recipes. The seasonal menu is complemented by an innovative bar program helmed by Beverage Manager Drew Hairston, featuring house creations crafted with unexpected ingredients, large-format communal cocktails and distinctive serving vessels. Adjacent to the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, Dirty Habit is the choice destination for dinner and drinks before all Capital One Arena events. For more information, please call (202) 449-7095 or visit The restaurant is located at 555 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004; is open seven days a week; and offers private-dining services. Follow Dirty Habit on Facebook and Instagram.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC is a landmark boutique hotel destination in the nation’s capital. Occupying an entire block in the heart of the vibrant downtown arts and theater district, the luxurious 184-room Hotel Monaco delights discerning travelers with exemplary service and style with bold, colorful, and modern design against the backdrop of stunning historic architecture with adventure and intrigue just around every corner. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC is located at 700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004. For more information, please visit or call (202) 628-7177. Follow Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC on Facebook and Instagram.