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Washington, D.C. Nightlife

Busboys and Poets

  • 2021 14th St. NW Map It
  • U St. Corridor
  • Bars/Pubs

Updated 05/22/2014

Fodor's Review

Part eatery, part bookstore, and part event space, this popular local hangout draws a diverse crowd and hosts a wide range of entertainment, from poetry open mikes to music to guest authors and activist speakers. The name is an homage to Langston Hughes, who worked as a busboy in D.C. before becoming a famous poet. This original location is open until 2 am on weekends—there's another downtown (at 1025 5th St. NW), as well as outposts in Maryland and Virginia.

Entertainment Information

Address:

2021 14th St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20009, United States

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Phone:

202-387–7638

Updated 05/22/2014

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