Party Earth Review Crammed inside a bright purple building that looks more like a Harry Potter hangout than a jazz club, Columbia Station attracts a sophisticated but unpretentious crowd with its roster of live music – and no cover charge... ... read full review
2325 18th Street NW
Washington DC, 20009
Red Line: Woodley Park- Zoo/Adams Morgan
Tu–Th 5pm–2am, F 5pm–3am, Sa–Su 4pm–2am
Adams Morgan, Washington, DC –
Crammed inside a bright purple building that looks more like a Harry Potter hangout than a jazz club, Columbia Station attracts a sophisticated but unpretentious crowd with its roster of live music – and no cover charge.
Softly lit by a wall display of brass instruments intertwined with twinkling lights, the cozy space features a scattering of tables, comfy suede chairs, and a handful of bar stools where cozy couples and low-key young professionals settle in to listen to the band.
On warm nights, passersby commandeer the tables and chairs on the sidewalk, parking themselves for a free show and a signature “Station-tini” martini.
Weekdays see an after-work crowd stopping in to enjoy a loud set list that runs until 2am, while weekend jam sessions allow neighborhood musicians to showcase their talents with the accompaniment of the Peter Edelman Trio, a well-known band in the jazz and blues world.
And, of course, the most dedicated band member at Columbia Station can be found sitting on the stool in front – namely “Phil,” the tip jar, always ready to accept contributions from appreciative patrons.
Sophisticated young professionals, jazz enthusiasts, and music-loving travelers of all types, late 20s+.
Live jazz music nightly. Live blues on Tuesday.
Full menu including pasta and burgers. Happy Hour Tu–F 5–8:30pm.
No cover charge. Appetizers $6–$9, entrées $6–$18, desserts $6. Beer $2.50–$4, wine $6–$9, cocktails $6–$12.
Business casual: nice slacks, sweaters, skirts, blouses.
Weekends for the afternoon jam sessions or weeknights for local DC jazz and blues bands.
Bardia’s New Orleans Café (2412 18th Street NW) offers Cajun/Creole food that keeps the jazz theme flowing.