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Bohemian Caverns

Closed Now: 7:30 PM - 2:00 AM
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Laid back, unique in the neighborhood

This is an awesome underground place to watch jazz, and unique to other places in the neighborhood... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2015
iStefPayne
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Washington DC
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Great jazz venue

Really cool underground spot to catch some jazz. Ambiance and acoustics really great. You'll really... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2015
Annette F
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New York City, New York
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Jan 25, 2016
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Jun 29, 2015
“Laid back, unique in the neighborhood”
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Reviewed January 25, 2016

great atmosphere, great performers!! Would have liked to get in a little earlier, but they don't open until 7pm, well worth the wait!

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Azizi P
Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

This is an awesome underground place to watch jazz, and unique to other places in the neighborhood. It has that old time DC feeling. I'd recommend eating before arriving and just sipping on some wine or a cocktail during the show. The music was soulful...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank iStefPayne
Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Really cool underground spot to catch some jazz. Ambiance and acoustics really great. You'll really enjoy if you go with modest expectations about food and service.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Annette F
Reviewed May 26, 2015

One star because the terrible service and food very pricey! It took one hour to tell us that what we ordered was not available. We ordered something else to know after 30 minutes that it was not available. We ordered the last 4 entrées and...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank Matzy74
Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a nice place for jazz music with friendly atmosphere and good location around several other restaurants and bars. The entry door is somewhat strange as it suppose to look a bit like a rock but it might be difficult to recognise that it...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Lior H
Reviewed February 18, 2015

I loved the concept of this experience, centrally located and three floors of entertainment, however the service in the restaurant bar was marginal at best and I am being very kind... Downstairs the service was better not great but better, the food was good and...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Granted, the room could use some fresh paint and fabreeze, but as for the music, it was absolutely stunning! Will definitely go back, see what else they offer.

Thank cbcos
Reviewed July 2, 2014

As a blue note, blues alley veteran was willing to give the place benefit of the doubt as this was (they say) Duke Ellington's nest- went durnig the Dc jazz festival kick-off and left feeling like I was in amateur hour.. Didn't even finish the...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank Kundiman
Reviewed February 26, 2014

What a terrific venue. Perfect size, good layout, making for an intimate experience. Tip - sit on the side opposite the drums and as close to the band as possible for great views of the artists in action. I recommend viewing the artist on YouTube...More

Date of experience: February 2014
1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed January 31, 2014

I went to the Bohemian Caverns to see the Christian Scott Quintet on January 25th. That was our first time every visiting this venue. We were amused that it was literally made to look like a cavern. It's a very dark and intimate setting. You...More

Date of experience: January 2014
3  Thank Chula M
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