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Marvin

70 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
About this place
Marvin is a small neighborhood live music bistro and bar and is a mainstay of DC’s eclectic bar and club scene. We are proud to have live music featuring local artists every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Doors open at 6 pm. We're Located in the heart of Washington, D.C. From the time of our founding in 2007, it has provided common ground—both literal and figurative—for members of the vibrant and diverse community it serves. Its patrons congregate within its walls to rub elbows, break bread, exchange ideas, and illuminate its dance floor. While developing the concept for the space, owner, Eric Hilton (of Eighteenth Street Lounge and Thievery Corporation) drew inspiration from soul singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye’s period of self-imposed exile in Belgium. In the winter of 1981, Gaye traveled to Ostend where he entered a period of asceticism, rehabilitation, and reflection. Many close to him attributed the surge of clarity and creativity he experienced upon his return to his time spent abroad. Marvin’s live music and menu is an ode to both the culinary landscape that defined Gaye’s formative years in the Shaw neighborhood of DC, and the regional cuisine he encountered during his travels.

Tips from locals

Jasmine
Jasmine
February 14, 2020
Great spot with live music, good food, and turns into a club with 3 different vibes at night!
Demelza
Demelza
November 20, 2019
Once again..brunch lol
Denzel
Denzel
May 30, 2019
HipHop/Rap/Trap Mellow lounge vibes. Usually a dope time
Brittney & Rudy
Brittney & Rudy
March 29, 2019
Great restaurant, bar, and place to dance depending on the night
Anita
Anita
January 2, 2019
chill. heated outdoor area. TVs indoors. and another small dance floor area by the stairs. usually plays hip hop / top 40

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Location
2007 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
Phone+12027977171
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 5:00 PM
Serves the following meal typesBrunch, dessert, happy hour
Reservations
Yes
Credit cards
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor seating
Yes
Wifi
No
Menus
Brunch, dessert, happy hour
Drinks
Beer, full bar, cocktails
Dining options
No delivery
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