Nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Adams Morgan

Songbyrd Record Cafe & Music House

By day hang out in the retro cafe, drinking excellent coffee, munching sandwiches and browsing the small selection of soul and indie LPs for sale. You can even cut your own record in the vintage recording booth ($15…
Top Choice Bar in Adams Morgan

Dan's Cafe

This is one of DC's great dive bars. The interior looks sort of like an evil Elks Club, all unironically old-school 'art,' cheap paneling and dim lights barely illuminating the unapologetic slumminess. It's famed fo…
Bar in Adams Morgan

Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Walk into Jack Rose and you know you’ve hit the whiskey jackpot. Hundreds of bottles stack the shelves – 2687 bottles, to be exact. It's the largest whiskey collection in the western hemisphere. The space contains m…
Bar in Adams Morgan

Black Squirrel

Sometimes in Adams Morgan all you want is a good friggin' beer – no suds in plastic cups, no Jaeger shots – just a stellar microbrew. The warm, exposed-brick Squirrel stocks more than 100 unusual ales, from Mexican-…
Lounge in Adams Morgan

Bossa

Dark, intimate, close and sexy – that's the scene at Bossa. The soundtrack, if you couldn't guess: jazz, flamenco and bossa nova played in the candlelit lounge. It's a relatively chilled-out spot to drink mojitos an…
Club in Adams Morgan

Habana Village

Squeezed into an old town house with a cosmopolitan bar and romantic back room, the Village is as close as DC gets to Cuba. That's not particularly close, but you do get good, stiff mojitos here, and the music – sal…
Irish Pub in Adams Morgan

Blaguard

The Blaguard is a fine bar in which to finish an Adams Morgan night. After you've had too much time dancing and screaming into someone's ear, you want a place that'll keep the party going but is a few notches lower …