Black Fox Lounge

Jazz Bar / Live Music Venue / Lounge
Black Fox Lounge A great alternative to the fast-paced vibe of many nearby bars and clubs, Black Fox Lounge is a dimly-lit den perfect for rounds of cocktails, live music, and relaxed conversation. Washington, DC United States 38.9132974 -77.045341
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Black Fox Lounge - Jazz Bar | Live Music Venue | Lounge in Washington, DC.
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Party Earth Review A great alternative to the fast-paced vibe of many nearby bars and clubs, Black Fox Lounge is a dimly-lit den perfect for rounds of cocktails, live music, and relaxed conversation. The jazz-loving regulars seem to fit... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–Th, Su 4pm–1:30am, F–Sa 4pm–2:30am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Black Fox Lounge Review

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A great alternative to the fast-paced vibe of many nearby bars and clubs, Black Fox Lounge is a dimly-lit den perfect for rounds of cocktails, live music, and relaxed conversation.

A great alternative to the fast-paced vibe of many nearby bars and clubs, Black Fox Lounge is a dimly-lit den perfect for rounds of cocktails, live music, and relaxed conversation.

The jazz-loving regulars seem to fit right in with the venue’s vintage hotel feel, accentuated by deep chocolate leather sofas and a massive mural of the English countryside, all salvaged from the historic Jefferson and Watergate Hotels.

A marble bar lined with high-backed chairs in the narrow main room is a popular hangout for a low-key after-work crowd looking to relax with signature cocktails like the Black Fox – a mix of Sazerac, crème de cacao, and orange bitters – or the mix of sparkling wine and premium sake known as the Hootchie Poochie, while a nook in the front room frequently hosts live acts ranging from contemporary jazz to Latin acoustic.

A smaller and slightly louder downstairs space takes on more of a saloon feel and features a second bar, a baby grand piano, and white brick walls hung with modern art.

Music lovers and sophisticated groups of friends settle in around the stage to enjoy more performances, while those with the urge to groove are welcome to do so in whatever space they can find among the leather banquettes.

Crafted cocktails, a near-nightly live music lineup, and a refined atmosphere make Black Fox Lounge the perfect place to kick off a night or settle in for a long mellow haul.

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Tip from Emma:

Black Fox is often rented out for private parties, so it’s always a good idea to call ahead to make sure they’re open on the night you want to go.

  • Crowd

    Jazz lovers, sophisticated couples, smartly-dressed Dupont locals, and anyone looking for a bar where they can talk and enjoy live music at the same time, late 20s to 40s+.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live jazz, folk, blues, or guitar music almost nightly, with some nights dedicated to showtunes on the piano.

    Occasional open mic and karaoke nights. TV on main floor tuned to Jazz Music Channel.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Continental menu with soups, salads, light entrées, and desserts. Food service ends an hour before closing. Taxi voucher available with valid taxi receipt for up to $10 off check. Happy Hour daily 4–7pm.

  • Prices

    No cover charge. Soups and salads $5–$7, entrées $11–$15, desserts $8.

    Beer $5–$12, wine $7–$10/glass or $24–$44/bottle, cocktails $7–$12, aperitifs $7–$25, champagne $32–$149/bottle.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Upscale casual: nice jeans, polo shirts, button-downs, khakis, sundresses, cocktail attire.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any night there’s a live music performance of interest, weekdays for the most relaxed crowd, and Friday and Saturday nights for different live music on each floor.

  • Close By

    Darlington House Cantina Pub (1610 20th Street NW) offers a similar elegant and mellow atmosphere and a wide selection of organic wines and food.

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