Best Adams Morgan Nightclubs and Bars

Where to Find the Best Nightlife in This Washington, DC Nabe

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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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.