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An inconspicuous alley off of busy Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown delivers you to the door of Blues Alley and another world entirely. Jazz greats like Wynton Marsalis and Ahmad Jamal and lesser-known artists play here nightly, usually two sets a night, at 8 and 10pm, with the occasional midnight show thrown in on weekends. Blues Alley is a tiny joint filled with small, candlelit tables, so reservations are a must for the first-come-first-served seating. The supper club has been around since 1965 and looks it, but that’s part of its charm. Its Creole menu features dishes named after stars (try Dizzy Gillespie’s Jambalaya).