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Top music venue recommendations from locals

Performing Arts Venue
“Enjoy a FREE world-class performance each and every day at the Millenium Stage!”
  • 195 locals recommend
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“Awarded "Nightclub of the Year" honors 4 times by Pollstar, the concert industry trade journal. it has also been Pollstar's top ticket selling club. Rolling Stone rated the club #1 Big Room in US. ”
  • 229 locals recommend
Bar
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“Just across the street, Wonderland has great bar food, a lively patio, and entertainment many nights of the week (such as free open mic comedy). Try the breakfast burrito for brunch or the southern fried chicken sandwich and eggplant fries for dinner - and bring your appetite!”
  • 138 locals recommend
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“They host live bands and DJ parties with some delicious bar food thrown in for good measure.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“A dinner theater with an incredible history, the Howard Theater now offers music and dance parties of all kinds as well as African-American theater and a Sunday gospel brunch.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“Rock and roll, my friends. Range of music from local bands to up-and-coming national favorites. Worth checking their website, or just walking past to see who's playing.”
  • 72 locals recommend
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“Awesome bands and DJs come through. Worth checking out the calendar to see whose playing.”
  • 60 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Contemporary twists on Dixie faves in a diner-like space plus back bar & upstairs lounge with live music”
  • 21 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Google, “The Birchmere,” to see who is playing and get tickets immediately.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Nightlife Spot
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“1/2 price sushi everyday from 3:00PM-6:00PM and 11:00PM to closing. Very fresh. Great American food as well.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Owned by the 9:30 club (along with a number of other venues), The Lincoln Theatre, was a cultural center of D.C., predating and influencing Harlem’s renaissance. Washington natives Duke Ellington and Pearl Bailey were joined by nationally acclaimed artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, Nat King Cole, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, and Sarah Vaughn who performed regularly on the storied stage. It offers a wide variety of acts, from music, to comedy, to performance art and more.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Classy Jazz/Blues spot in Georgetown DC. Always positive vibes. Check for and buy tickets online in advance.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Music Venue
“At the new Wharf area, The Anthem is a blast. Bob Dylan played here in 2019. It was a memorable experience listen to him in DC and in such a unique place.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Feels a little bit divey, this place has live music, okay drink prices, and is located in Georgetown's Waterfront development. I'm a huge fan of this place for the live music - mostly rock or blues. There are two areas of the venue - one is the bar with free music and then there is an area where you pay to see a show with food, drinks, and music. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Pizza and bar - This pizza joint also has ping pong tables in the back. It has a solid number of beers on tap too. The decor is what you think of as a typical pizza joint. But, I personally think the pizza at Comet is better than Little Beast. Comet also has a nice patio to sit on. It is about 1/2 mile down the road and is next to Big Bucks, Little Red Fox, and Sugar Fox, which all have the same owners.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“This is a landmark venue in DC. This venue hosts shows, concerts, DJs and more on a regular basis. Always a good time to let loose”
  • 13 locals recommend