Jazz Clubs in Woodley Park

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Load up all of your favorite toppings on a juicy burger at Zoo Bar Cafe. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Be sure to complete your meal at Zoo Bar Cafe with a drink from the burger joint's full bar. Bring the whole clan to Zoo Bar Cafe — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here. Check out the brews and bites at happy hour, and kick back without spending a fortune. Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Zoo Bar Cafe complimentary wifi. Sit outside at Zoo Bar Cafe and soak up the sun on those nice summer days. Live music is often featured for guests' enjoyment.

If crowds aren't your thing, it's best to visit Zoo Bar Cafe during the slower weekday hours. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. Catering is also available if you'd like serve Zoo Bar Cafe's tasty dishes at your next party.

Street parking is readily available near Zoo Bar Cafe's Connecticut Ave NW location. Hop on public transit if driving's not your speed; accessible stops include Cleveland Park Metro (Red) and Woodley Park-Zoo Metro (Red).

You can eat for next to nothing at Zoo Bar Cafe, where a typical meal will cost you less than $15.

3001 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

Hankering for a side of fries? Try the grub at Madam's Organ, a tasty restaurant serving American-style fare. Plan to indulge a bit at Madam's Organ, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Madam's Organ also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats. Open air seating is ready for diners at Madam's Organ when the weather is warm. Ideal for birthday parties or other large get-togethers, Madam's Organ has all the room you'll need to be comfortable. The live music and dance floor at Madam's Organ are perfect for those who want to boogie the night away. Between the music and the crowds, Madam's Organ's noise levels can be intense.

Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the restaurant gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected. Take it nice and easy at Madam's Organ, where casual dress is the rule of the day. The restaurant has catering services as well.

Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.

Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

2461 18th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

With so many monuments, museums and tourists, it’s surprising that anything is hidden in Washington DC. But Blues Alley is exactly that – tucked away down a cobblestone alleyway and into an 18th-century red brick carriage house. This hidden-but-well-traveled jazz and dinner venue is nearly half a century old, with the ongoing vibe of a 1920s jazz club. The intimate stage has hosted greats ranging from Dizzy Gillespie and Sarah Vaughan to Chick Corea, Tuck & Patti, John Pizzarelli and Eva Cassidy. The amazing sound system, an appreciative audience made up of in-the-know locals and music cognoscenti, the relaxed vibe and easy accessibility to the performers – who sometimes make the rounds between sets – make this the perfect jazz joint. Dinner is served in the form of Creole cuisine with steak and seafood touches, but the food is entirely secondary to the show.

1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

Grab a seat at JoJo Restaurant and Bar if you're hungry for an easy American meal — sandwiches and salads are popular options at this low-key establishment. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. Little guys and gals will also love dining at JoJo Restaurant and Bar, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu). Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work. Wireless internet access is just a click away at JoJo Restaurant and Bar. Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine. Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud.

Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the restaurant on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend. JoJo Restaurant and Bar offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.

The restaurant is adjacent to a parking lot, where optional valet is also provided. Street parking is readily available as well. For those who wish to avoid traffic, JoJo Restaurant and Bar is also accessible via public transportation, with a close stop at U Street Metro (Green, Yellow).

The menu at JoJo Restaurant and Bar is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30. JoJo Restaurant and Bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.

1518 U St NW
Washington,
DC
US

In 1986, the Twins Lounge opened as an Ethiopian restaurant in a 50-seat space that once played host to jazz and blues shows. But the musicians clamored for music to fill the crimson and mosaic-tiled walls once more—and eventually, the owners gave in. The lounge has since moved, but it remains true to its roots with a mix of classic American jazz and global flavor. Twins Lounge still offers international food in its 60- to 100-seat dining room.

1344 U St NW
Washington,
DC
US

Munch on tasty pub grub at Vegas Lounge. Plan to indulge a bit at Vegas Lounge, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. With Vegas Lounge's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Vegas Lounge won't cost you a sitter. The restaurant features live music and a dance floor, so you can kick up your heels and step to the rhythm.

If you're heading out on a Friday or Saturday, keep in mind that the restaurant gets busy.

For diners who choose to drive to the restaurant, parking is readily available — the nearby lot offers optional valet, and street parking is also accessible.

Prices are downright affordable at Vegas Lounge, with most items well under the $15 mark.

1415 P St NW
Washington,
DC
US