Nightlife & the Arts in Washington, D.C.


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Nightlife Overview
Name Category Location
9:30 Club
When they come to town, the best indie...
Music Clubs U Street Corridor
American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
This state-of-the-art center for film is a...
Film Suburban Maryland
Arena Stage
The first regional theater company to win a Tony...
Theater Southwest
The Birchmere Music Hall
One of Northern Virginia's hidden treasures is...
Music Suburban Virginia
Black Cat
Come here to see the latest local bands as...
Music Clubs U Street Corridor
Blues Alley
Head here for a classy evening in an intimate...
Music Clubs Georgetown
The Brixton
An English pub with an upscale D.C. twist offers...
Bars, Cafes U Street Corridor
Capitol Steps
Putting the "mock" in democracy, the musical...
Comedy Clubs Downtown
Cork Wine Bar
On weekends, the crowds can spill onto 14th...
Wine Bars U Street Corridor
Eighteenth Street Lounge
This multilevel space's division into an array of...
Bars Dupont Circle
The Howard Theatre
What was once was "the largest colored theatre in...
Music U Street Corridor
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
On the bank of the Potomac River, the gem of the...
Arts Centers The White House Area and Foggy Bottom
Music Center at Strathmore
Located just outside the Capital Beltway in North...
Arts Centers Suburban Maryland
Rock and Roll Hotel
A former funeral home hosts some of the nation's...
Music Clubs Capitol Hill
Shakespeare Theatre
This acclaimed troupe crafts fantastically staged...
Theater Downtown
Smithsonian Institution
Throughout the year the Smithsonian Associates...
Arts Centers The White House Area and Foggy Bottom
Woolly Mammoth
Unusual cutting-edge shows with solid acting have...
Theater Downtown


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