What’s the Best Restaurant Bathroom to Bang In?

RestroomFinalFor the second year in a row, Washington City Paper asked readers to name the best restaurant bathroom to bang in for our annual Best of D.C. poll. The Coupe, which came in third place last year, moved up to first. It was followed by Nellie's Sports Bar (also in the No. 2 spot last year) and Wonderland Ballroom. The Palm, in third place last year, didn't make the cut.

"We’re honored, I guess?" says the Coupe owner Constantine Stavropoulos. "Two years running, and I guess we'll try for a hat trick next year."

Stavropoulos says he personally has never heard about anyone doing it at the Coupe, although it used to be a problem at Tryst, where the wall-mounted sink in the men's room kept getting detached. He points out that music pipes into the bathroom area: "Maybe that drowns out the noises." Last year, Stavropoulos suggested that the allure of copulating at the Coupe might be its all-night hours, but the restaurant is no longer open 24 hours. "I guess everybody's getting their sexing in a shorter period of time," he says.

Stavropoulos hopes that the Coupe will get nominated in some other categories eventually, "but it's always nice to have some kind of an award, so we'll take this one."

Y&H devoted an entire column to the fact that getting it on in restaurant and bar restrooms is more common than you might think. If you somehow missed it, it's well worth a read.

Illustration by Robert Ullman