One of Washington DC’s most legendary jazz spots is Bohemian Caverns, a fantastic venue for great music. It actually does feel like a cave, it’s in the basement and is modeled to replicate a cavern, complete with stalactites.
It is also a place that reeks of history – having housed shows by great performers such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis…really the list of greats goes on and on. Even if the space doesn’t look exactly like it did when they performed (due to a recent renovation), you can still imagine them here. Sit at the bar and take it all in.
Even if you have tickets (purchased through the website), I try to get there a bit early, so that I can snag a good table and settle in to enjoy the night. I especially love that on Wednesday nights they showcase upcoming talent, giving them an opportunity to perform.
Go to Bohemian Caverns if you enjoy music, and if you want to be around people who are passionate about music, and to hear music and bands that you might never have heard of before. That’s all part of the fun and the experience.