Patty Boom Boom

Bar / Live Music Venue / Lounge
Patty Boom Boom A vibrant bit of Jamaica in the heart of U Street – evident in its musical lineup and authentic snack menu – Patty Boom Boom attracts a diverse and boisterous crowd throughout the week. Washington, DC United States 38.917129 -77.031476
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Patty Boom Boom - Bar | Live Music Venue | Lounge in Washington, DC.
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Party Earth Review A vibrant bit of Jamaica in the heart of U Street – evident in its musical lineup and authentic snack menu – Patty Boom Boom attracts a diverse and boisterous crowd throughout the week. Hungry partiers stop by the small... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    Green, Yellow Lines: U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo

  • Phone:

    202-629-1712

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Tu–Th, Su 8pm–2am, F–Sa 8pm–3am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Patty Boom Boom Review

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A vibrant bit of Jamaica in the heart of U Street – evident in its musical lineup and authentic snack menu – Patty Boom Boom attracts a diverse and boisterous crowd throughout the week.

A vibrant bit of Jamaica in the heart of U Street – evident in its musical lineup and authentic snack menu – Patty Boom Boom attracts a diverse and boisterous crowd throughout the week.

Hungry partiers stop by the small glass countertop that dominates much of the downstairs area, picking up a traditional beef or vegetable-wrapped pastry (aptly named “patties”) and scarfing it down on the way to the larger lounge on the second level.

Upstairs, a handful of candlelit tables and a bar provide space for groups of young professionals and Rastafarians alike to relax and wash the patties down with an assortment of rum punches. But once the music kicks off, the chill vibe gives way to the dance fiends as nightly performances by live bands or DJs pack the house, the tall windows steam up with reggae permeated revelry, and everybody cheers when blasts from an air horn punctuate the music.

Groups stuck at one end of the room naturally mix and mingle when the crowd hits its peak, as they invariably have to elbow and flirt their way across the sweaty sea on a quest for another Dark and Stormy.

A unique addition to the already diverse and colorful collection of bars in the U Street Corridor, Patty Boom Boom is the perfect place to eat up and Get Down Down.

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Tip from Emma:

There are two things that are always true at Patty Boom Boom. First, the goat patty marinated in guava paste sounds gross but is amazing. Second, you’ll be sweating goat and guava paste the minute you get to the dance floor.

  • Crowd

    Diverse mix of students, young professionals, reggae and ska fans, dance fiends, and chill islanders, mid-20s to late 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live concerts and/or DJs six nights a week.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Carry-out menu of Jamaican patties, including spicy beef, jerk chicken, and Caribbean vegetable.

  • Prices

    Cover charge $0–$10. Patties $2 or $5/three. Beer $6–$7, rum and cocktails $8–$11, rum of the month $5.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: t-shirts, caps, sneakers, baggy jeans, shorts, sandals, throwback jerseys.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    There’s a good crowd almost any night, though Fridays and Saturdays tend to bring in the most highly-regarded musical acts.

  • Close By

    Lounge of Three (1013 U Street NW) is an unpretentious neighborhood haunt featuring hip-hop and trivia nights, karaoke, drink specials, and board games.

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