Love listening to new musicians while drinking a beer or cocktail? At these top bars in Washington D.C., you can do just that! From casual dive bars to upscale jazz clubs, these live music bars in DC are perfect for any patron wanting to hear some tunes, grab a drink, and have a memorable night.

Rock out at the best bars in DC with live music and keep the party going all night! For more nightlife in DC, 202Area is your go-to guide for all local things to do in the 202.

Madam's Organ
Bar & Restaurant $$
2461 18th Street NW, Washington DC, 20009
Historically, Washington DC has always been rich with Blues, R&B and Jazz and Madam's Organ Blues Bar is the place to find it! Madam's Organ is an authentic...
33 Pearl Street SW, Washington DC, 20024
Pearl Street Warehouse is the intimate music venue D.C's been waiting for! The neighborhood bar and diner will be filled with the sounds of all-American...
Columbia Station
Bar $$
2325 18th St Nw, Washington DC, 20009
Best Live Jazz In The City Columbia station in Adams Morgan offers the best live jazz in DC.
Jojo Restaurant
Bar & Restaurant $
1518 U St NW, Washington DC, 20009
Located in the heart of the historic jazz district - the U Street Corridor - in Washington, DC, JoJo Restaurant & Bar is a hot spot for great food, creative...
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
2477-2475 18th St NW, Washington DC, 20009
SONGBYRD MUSIC HOUSE & RECORD CAFE is DC’s home for music lovers. Nestled at the top of iconic Adams Morgan, SONGBYRD offers an opportunity to explore...
Live Music
3401 K St NW (Water St.), Washington DC, 20007
Gypsy Sally's is a live music venue, community gathering place, bar and restaurant, dedicated to bringing back the musical legacy of Georgetown's waterfront....
Eighteenth Street Lounge
1212 18th St NW, Washington DC, 20036
"Enough energy for a party, but also a place where people are able to socialize in an intimate environment" is what owner and Executive Creative Director...
Georgetown Piano Bar
3287 M St NW, Washington DC, 20007
Georgetown Piano Bar is a new venue in the long-standing tradition of live music in Georgetown, but with a twist. We combine the passion of Washingtonians...
Bar $$
1201 K St NW, Washington DC, 20005
Rooftop music venue, bar with handcrafted cocktails, snacks, national and international underground DJ's and live bands. Situated on top floor at Eaton...
Union Stage
Live Music $
740 Water Street SW, Washington DC, 20024
Union Stage (US) is a new 7500 square foot, 450-capacity music venue and events space set against the backdrop of the Southwest waterfront. World-class...