Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday are among the many African American luminaries who performed at this 1922 ballroom....
Ben’s Next Door
Ben’s Next Door is, yes, next door to Ben’s Chili Bowl. It offers upscale Southern fare (she crab soup, fried chicken, ribs), along with...
1205 U St NW · interesting places nearby
The Saloon doesn't allow patrons to pack in like sardines, with posted rules against standing between tables. That’s great, because the added elbow room better allows you to enjoy a brew ordered off one of the most extensive beer menus in town (Belgian ales are the tour de force). The bar usually closes in August, when the owners go build schools in developing countries.