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The Bohemian Caverns

U Street Corridor
American, Contemporary
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2001 11th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4013
+1 202-299-0801
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19:00 - 00:00
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Sun 18:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 19:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 19:30 - 02:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

All the way from South Africa, needed a place to unwind and this is exactly what we needed! Music is a universal language! That's what we got!

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Thank Thabang R
New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Went to hear jazz at Bohemian Caverns and it did not disappoint. It wasn't very crowded and we just had drinks. The music was top rate. Loved the choice of material and originals by very talented artists.

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Thank Leila K
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Went to Bohemian Caverns for their Wednesday Verses open mic! GREAT atmosphere. Only it was a little dark. Perhaps that's the vibe they were giving. The drinks were great and came out pretty quickly. Lighting made it difficult to know where the restrooms were.

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Thank Cary1220
Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

I literally stumbled onto this places with no idea that out its such a legendary place. It was cold and raining and I just wanted to be inside. I asked the guy at the door of they had live music and it turned out the show was starting in about 2 minutes. Wow. The basement outs truly a cavern, looks... More 

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Thank BHP_Canada
Annapolis, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

The Jazz performance was everything we could have wanted, but our food arrived at the end of the performance (and we were one of the first to arrive, 1/2 hour before the show). Service was just absolutely awful. Our server was apologetic, but while the kitchen was probably mostly responsible, she appeared to be serving more than half the crowd... More 

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Thank syael1339
Beijing, Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

$10 to go down and listen to some great jazz on Monday. The band was amazing. The venue itself was just OK. Service was good, prices were average, food was decent, place was HOT. Really worth it for the music though.

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Thank David J
Victoria, BC Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Son Alex took me to this amazing Jazz Club in Washington DC. In was June 21, 2014. Not sure of the name of the band but it was 4 older black guys playing real cool jazz. Loved it. Perfect.

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Thank bsmith821
West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

This below street level venue offered really good jazz and decent food close to the U Street Metro. It was worth the $25 cover, $10 more to stay for the second set.

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Thank reclinerman
Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

Had fantastic shrimp & grits for dinner plus a great cocktail. We enjoyed a music show during dinner. Crowd was a little elderly but this could be a pre-event for the more energetic crowd.

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newcastle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

Located on (the somewhat downmarket side of) U Street, the Bohemian Caverns is nothing short of a landmark and hosted an astonishing array of jazz greats. The setting is, well, as the name indicates; think louche post-existentialist basement club on the Rive gauche in Paris and you're pretty close! During our visit, the place was virtually empty since it had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
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Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 00:00
Monday
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
19:30 - 02:00
Saturday
19:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2001 11th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4013
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > U Street Corridor
  • Neighbourhood: U Street Corridor
  • Phone Number: +1 202-299-0801

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