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Address: 620 T St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-5117
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Great theater space

Loved it! We were there for a private party. Thought it was one of THE best venues we visited in DC. Classic old theater - nicely remodeled with good sound, and lots of... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved it! We were there for a private party. Thought it was one of THE best venues we visited in DC. Classic old theater - nicely remodeled with good sound, and lots of comfortable booth seating - even in the balconies. Wish more theaters/investors had this kind of vision!

Thank ColoradoBeerMan
Pikesville, Maryland
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To me the food and drinks are way over priced. The drinks are just average but too much. The food came out pretty quick. It wasn't all that hot though. The pizza was ok, pork nachos mediocre, mumbo wings good, but the best thing we got was the jerk shrimp. The show was awesome though.

Thank Teressa926
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I haven't been here in many years. And once I got there I remembered why. The Staff. The food is ok. But I expected ok food from this venue so that wasn't the surprise. If it weren't for the artist I wanted to see(Toddrick Hall) we wouldn't have gone. A waitress from another section had to help us. I wish... More 

Thank Consuella Y
Fairfax County, Virginia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The music was fantastic! But the service was just horrible. We arrived at 12:30 to get good seats for a 1:30 show. We were at our seats by 12:45 and a waiter came over in due course. By 2:15 - we still did not have our food. NOTHING. Around 1:45 I walked to the kitchen door and begged for some... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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726 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Howard Theatre was an historical landmark built 1910nto serve black artists and entertainers during the days where blacks had no venues to show their works. At present, At present (since 2012) it is alive and active with shows and performance from various artists. The Theatre was registered as "National Register of Historic Landmark in 1974 (according to the information from... More 

Thank Prawet J
Washington, D.C.
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288 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This review will be only about the food service and the not the concert. We went for the Harlem Gospel Choir Brunch. The Howard Theater is a fine venue for music, but it meal service is truly lacking. There is a $20 minimum for food and beverage for the brunch. That would be fine if the food and service were... More 

Thank sptravelers5
Ladysmith, Virginia, United States
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We went too the Freddie Jackson concert and he put on a great show we got there about 7 and it open for guess at 6 for will call. My hubby ordered a drink and i ordered wings so when she brought my hubby drink she told me that they was out if wings but have a substitute. so i... More 

Thank Gee1227201230
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Great concerts in a smaller setting. Lower level is standing room and then the 2nd level has additional seating. Waiters were average but the door staff was very professional and responsive. Nice bonus of tvs with the show ensuring everyone can see the act. Would definitely return to this theater for another show.

Thank No_reservations_guy
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Great concert venue. Food is just ok. Food and drinks are overpriced even for DC. Turnover of waitstaff and bartenders are high you may never see the same folks twice. Door staff is courteous and professional lines are usually long so show up early. The venue is spacious and seating is comfortable. They have monitors so everyone can see the... More 

Thank alexandrad708
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5 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We recently went to Howard theater to see the "Harlem gospel choir brunch". We discovered after sitting down that the brunch was an additional charge- a minimum of $20. This wasn't that big of a deal except the server never came to take our order. After a long wait and flagging him down we were able to order. The food... More 

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