Best Adams Morgan Nightclubs and Bars

Adams Morgan is known by locals as Washington, DC's liveliest neighborhood for nightlife. It is a culturally diverse community with an eclectic mix of restaurants, nightclubs, coffee houses, bars, bookstores, art galleries and unique specialty shops. Adams Morgan is a fun place to hang out and explore. Here's an alphabetical guide to the top nightclubs and bars in the area.

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    A glass of bourbon with ice on a bar
    Photo Courtesy Bourbon Adams Morgan

    This popular bar, located in the heart of Adams Morgan, features more than 100 beers and ales in a fun and casual atmosphere. Weekly food specials are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

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    Grand Central on 18th Street in Adams Morgan
    Grand Central on 18th Street in Adams Morgan. Getty Images/Stephen J. Boitano

    This casual American bar and restaurant offers three levels, three bars, outdoor seating, DJ music, a dance floor, HDTV screens and sports tournaments.

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    Patrons gathered at Madam's Organ on 18th Street in Adams Morgan
    Patrons gathered at Madam's Organ on 18th Street in Adams Morgan. Getty Images/Stephen J. Boitano

    This Adams Morgan landmark is a popular blues bar and soul food restaurant featuring live music nightly.

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    The cozy neighborhood restaurant offers Italian cuisine and live jazz performances most nights throughout the week.

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    The laid-back neighborhood saloon offers creative American cuisine and a variety of unique cocktails, making it a very popular happy hour destination.

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    The two clubs feature interesting decor reflective of where you are: upstairs -- Heaven, downstairs -- Hell. They also offer an extensive and unique specialty martini list. 

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    This four-story Cuban restaurant and dance club gets you doing the salsa, tango, merengue, and samba with its dance lessons and live music.

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    The two-story pizza joint features a rooftop deck with a bar/lounge and a dance floor. Live music, DJ, trivia and make your own pizza parties.

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    The seafood restaurant and bar in Adams Morgan has a boardwalk beach theme with food inspired by the Jersey Shore.

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    Named for its rooftop deck, the American tavern-style restaurant provides a sense of community with its casual vibe. The bar menu includes a wide range of beers on tap as well as a selection of innovative cocktails.

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    The casual restaurant offers listening stations in a unique setting. Located in the center of Adams Morgan, the cafe is an easy place to enjoy a quick meal and listen to a variety of oldies.