An inconspicuous alley off busy Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown delivers you to the door of Blues Alley and another world entirely. It's a showcase for jazz greats like Wynton Marsalis and Ahmad Jamal and up-and-comers. The club usually offers two sets a night, at 8 and 10pm, with the occasional midnight show 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).
Washington, D.C.› Nightlife
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (in an alley below M St.), USA
Our Rating Neighborhood Georgetown Transportation Metro: Foggy Bottom, then walk or take the D.C. Circulator Phone 202/337-4141 Prices Tickets $16–$75 (most $20–$40), plus a $12-per-person food or drink minimum, plus a $4.50-per-person ticket surcharge Web site Blues Alley
Map1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington, D.C.
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