I recently went to Bohemian Caverns on their improve Big Band night and was pleasantly surprised by the talent on the stage. 

You have to go through a separate door from their restaurant, I think it’s green and on the corner of the building (if you’re at the main restaurant door, you go to the right). 

Once you enter that door, you’ll go down a flight of stairs.  Immediately when you walk in, there are around 7 tables with chairs on the left, then on the right there’s the stage, beyond that there’s 3-4 big sofas, and then the bar with stools in the back.  And the interior?  It’s honestly like a cave with stalactites. 

While their bar isn’t impressive — there’s not a tremendously wide selection of liquor, beer, or wine — the music is pretty good.  The Washington Post has a nice write-up of the history of the place.

For anyone who likes jazz, you should check out this place.  Their schedule can be found here.


  • Hours: Tues: 6:00PM – 11:00PM; Wed: 8:00PM – 12:00AM; Thur: 6:00PM – 1:00AM; Fri: 6:00PM – 1:30AM; Sat: 6:00PM – 1:30AM
  • Address: 2003 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • Ph: (202) 299-0800