An anagram of the DC neighborhood that Madam's Organ calls its home, the vibe at this jazz and blues club reflects the eclecticism that Adams-Morgan has a reputation for. It is a great addition to downtown’s social scene; its patrons would agree that its distinct joie de vivre is key to its fame. Savor a drink and classic grub, shoot some pool, and enjoy nightly live entertainment. If you wish to spend a night that you will remember for days to come, Madam's Organ is surely the place you should explore.
This is perhaps the best-known venue in Washington for jazz and blues performances. The club is tucked away in lower Georgetown, near the C&O Canal. A number of national acts can be seen here, and the atmosphere is sleek and sophisticated. The place bills itself as a "Jazz Supper Club," and the food is almost as good as the music, much of it is Creole-inspired. On most nights, artists perform two sets, but occasionally a third set is added on the weekend. The cover charge changes each night.
This European-style beer hall is the newest addition from the owners of Saloun in Georgetown. The Saloon has become a popular hangout for locals and tourists. The downstairs is built like a beer hall, with wooden tables, chairs and booths. Upstairs is more spacious, with a loft for those who like to drink from a high perch. The crowd comes for the full selection of excellent Belgian beers.
DC9 Nightclub is one of the best concert and partying venues in Washington DC. Known for its eclectic shows and live music events, it attracts hipsters and music lovers from all over the city for its late-night parties. You can choose to enjoy a quiet evening with friends on the patio or in one of its three bars. For real excitement, however, head upstairs for a show and soak in the energy of the vibrant crowds. Award-winning bands, dancers and DJs come here to entertain guests with their mind-blowing performances. People look forward to their dance parties so that they can come here in large groups and party the night away. For a nightclub, this place has a great food menu featuring items like Fried Shrimp Po’boy and The Slawter Burger. You can also create your own burger by choosing from various ingredients. There is no strict dress policy here but guests need to be above 21 years. Book show tickets well in advance for assured entry but table reservations are not necessary.
An evening of bewitching entertainment along with some tantalizing French fare is what awaits you at the Sax. Located in the heart of Washington, this place is open until the late hours of night with a line up of performances that will blow your mind. Guests can expect a variety of acts, including cabaret, burlesque and acrobatics. They also host various events that involve active participation from the guests, like masquerade parties, champagne cocktail hours, burlesque Sunday brunches and more.
Larry's Lounge caters to a gay clientele; the window sign features the gay pride rainbow but welcomes all. The bar is tucked at the back, tables are lined up along big windows that offer nice views of 18th Street. Exotic martinis are a specialty here. Happy hour specials start at 4p weekdays and 5p Saturdays.
Head into Rio Cantina y Discoteca and bust some moves on the dance floor. This nightclub boasts of some of the best parties and music events, that will keep you looking forward to your next visit.
Located in Downtown Crown, the sprawling Old Town Pour House boasts of 90 kinds of draft beers on tap. These beers have found their way to this thriving bar both from local breweries as well as from around the world. Other libations that cause a stir are the 20-ounce Bloody Mary and six wines on tap. The all-day menu offers some amazing mid-western eats to soak up the alcohol, so choose from hot wings, cheese-fried curds or some crispy calamari for inspiration. The outdoor patio is a lovely area to catch up with friends over drinks and great food.
Finnegan’s Wake, is a rustic Irish restaurant and bar, nestled in the town square area of the city. The menu essentially features delectable Irish dishes like Smoked Gouda and Bacon Burgers, and Corned Beef Cabbage. There is an assortment of dishes catering to the vegetarians. The elaborate bar serves a list of draft beers, Irish whiskies, wines and cocktails. The place has an old world charm to it and serves as a good place to unwind after a busy day.
Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle is a cheerful Irish restaurant and bar. The vibrant place is known for its amazing collection of music, ranging from classic Irish tunes to contemporary ones, that together create an ambiance of nostalgia. The menu here offers a range of Irish cuisines coupled with American dishes, some of the better known items being fish tacos and classic caesar salad. There is also a wide range of assortment of dishes for vegetarians. To accompany your toothsome meals, there is a variety of alcoholic beverages available at the eatery. The crowd that usually visits the place comprises of chirpy youngsters, bringing frolic and dance to the place. So bring some friends along or make new ones, because an evening spent at Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, will surely be a memorable one.
Silver is an elegant American eatery, essentially known for its delicious burgers. Some of the better known items on the menu include, Southwest Chicken Burger and Farmhouse Chicken Burger, the place also serves salads and sandwiches. For health conscious ones, there is a list of options with under 600 calories, along with vegetarian options. The eatery offers a special menu for kids as well, and breakfast and brunch menus, as well. The elaborate bar housed within the restaurant serves delectable cocktails like Last Word and Cherry Lime, prepared to perfectly punctuate your dining session. This quaint eatery has a sophisticated vibe, enhanced by the classy decor style, making it perfect for intimate dinners.