Bossa Bistro & Lounge

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Bossa Bistro & Lounge An intimate venue in the heart of the normally chaotic Adams Morgan bar scene, Bossa Bistro and Lounge offers live world music and cozy, candlelit nooks to its international music-loving clientele. Washington, DC United States 38.922091 -77.042277
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Party Earth Review An intimate venue in the heart of the normally chaotic Adams Morgan bar scene, Bossa Bistro and Lounge offers live world music and cozy, candlelit nooks to its international music-loving clientele. A hacienda motif featuring... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    Red Line: Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan

  • Phone:

    202-667-0088

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–Th 6pm–1:30am, F–Sa 6pm–2:30am, Su 3pm–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Bossa Bistro & Lounge Review

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An intimate venue in the heart of the normally chaotic Adams Morgan bar scene, Bossa Bistro and Lounge offers live world music and cozy, candlelit nooks to its international music-loving clientele.

An intimate venue in the heart of the normally chaotic Adams Morgan bar scene, Bossa Bistro and Lounge offers live world music and cozy, candlelit nooks to its international music-loving clientele.

A hacienda motif featuring rustic yellow walls and a rotating display of exotic photographs marks the first floor performance space, where large windows opening almost entirely onto the bustling 18th-Street strip allow fresh air to flow in and salsa, samba, and merengue beats to flow out.

Gyrating masses dance the night away on the open dance floor, while those looking for a quieter vibe escape to the upstairs lounge for conversation – often in a half-dozen different languages – and a few rounds of mojitos.

Sofas and benches on both levels offer space for upbeat revelers to rest their feet, have another glass of red wine, and scope out the crowd for their next dance partner.

Multicultural and energetic, Bossa Bistro and Lounge is the kind of spot where both the music and the patrons reflect DC’s vibrant diversity.

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Tip from Emma:

The caipirinhas, made with lime and Brazilian cane brandy, are absolutely to die for. They’re just as good here as in Brazil – and are only $4 during Happy Hour.

  • Crowd

    Mix of local and international music lovers, South Americans, Spaniards, dance fiends, and couples on dates, mid-20s to mid-40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live music six nights a week downstairs. Lower-volume DJ Thursdays through Saturdays upstairs. Rotating display of photography by local artists.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Full South American/Mediterranean menu including tapas, seafood linguini, and Brazilian steak. Happy Hour daily 6–8pm.

  • Prices

    Cover charge $0–$5+. Tapas $4–$8, entrées $12–$15. Beer $6, wine $8, cocktails $10+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual to dressy, but fit to dance: button-downs, jeans, designer dresses, suits.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Weekdays for a fairly low-key vibe, and Friday and Saturday nights for the biggest crowd and most notable musicians.

  • Close By

    Cuban restaurant Habana Village (1834 Columbia Road NW) offers a similar international vibe, signature mojitos, and live Latin music.

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