Nightlife & the Arts in Washington, D.C.

Advertisement

Fodor's Choice in Washington, D.C.

Nightlife Overview
Name Category Location
 
18th Amendment
Just about everyone seems to feel at home at this popular after-work...
Bars Capitol Hill
 
9:30 Club
When they come to town, the best indie performers, and a few...
Music Clubs U Street Corridor
 
American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
This state-of-the-art center for film is a restoration of architect...
Film Suburban Maryland
 
Arena Stage
The first regional theater company to win a Tony Award performs...
Theater Southwest
 
The Birchmere Music Hall
One of Northern Virginia's hidden treasures is known as one of...
Music Suburban Virginia
 
Black Cat
Come here to see the latest local bands as well as indie stars...
Music Clubs U Street Corridor
 
Blues Alley
Head here for a classy evening in an intimate setting, complete...
Music Clubs Georgetown
 
The Brixton
An English pub with an upscale D.C. twist offers three levels...
Bars, Cafes U Street Corridor
 
Café Saint-Ex
Themed after the life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French pilot...
Bars U Street Corridor
 
Capitol Steps
Putting the "mock" in democracy, the musical political satire...
Comedy Clubs Downtown
 
Cork Wine Bar
On weekends, the crowds can spill onto 14th Street, and one of...
Wine Bars U Street Corridor
 
Eighteenth Street Lounge
This multilevel space's division into an array of sofa-filled...
Bars Dupont Circle
 
The Howard Theatre
What was once was "the largest colored theatre in the world"...
Music U Street Corridor
 
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
On the bank of the Potomac River, the gem of the Washington...
Arts Centers The White House Area and Foggy Bottom
 
Local 16
When they have to remove all the chairs in the joint to make...
Bars, Dance Clubs U Street Corridor
 
Music Center at Strathmore
Located just outside the Capital Beltway in North Bethesda, this...
Arts Centers Suburban Maryland
 
Rock and Roll Hotel
A former funeral home hosts some of the nation's best indie acts...
Music Clubs Capitol Hill
 
Shakespeare Theatre
This acclaimed troupe crafts fantastically staged and acted performances...
Theater Downtown
 
Smithsonian Institution
Throughout the year the Smithsonian Associates sponsor programs...
Arts Centers The White House Area and Foggy Bottom
 
Woolly Mammoth
Unusual cutting-edge shows with solid acting have earned this...
Theater Downtown
Nightlife Overview »

Advertisement