There are a variety of places to listen to jazz in Maryland and Northern Virginia in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Some jazz clubs require tickets and advance reservations while other destinations are more casual and allow you to just drop in and listen for a while with no cover charge.
Jazz Clubs in MarylandBethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
7719 Wisconsin Avenue. Bethesda, Maryland (240) 330-4500.
Live Music: seven days a week
The historic Bethesda Theatre was remodeled and reopened in 2013 as a venue offering a wide range of musical performances. New Orleans style cuisine.
2621 University Blvd. West, Wheaton, Maryland. (240) 290-9988
No cover charge
Live music: Fridays 7-10 p.m.
This chinese restaurant features weekly jazz performances.
Jazz Clubs in VirginiaBangkok Blues
926 W. Broad St., Falls Church, Virginia (703) 534-0095
Cover Charge: Free to $8
Live Music: Mon-Thurs: 7:30-11 p.m., Fri, Sat: 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Sun: 7-10:30 p.m.
This Thai restaurant is known for excellent food and nightly jazz performances.
Birchmere Music Hall
3701 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria, Virginia (703) 549-7500
Cover charge: Prices vary, Buy tickets in advance.
Seating and food service begins at 6pm. Most shows start at 7:30pm.
The Birchmere is a 500-seat dinner-theater style Music Hall offering a variety of musical performances of folk, jazz, rock, gospel or alternative music.
Ice House Café
760 Elden St., Herndon, Virginia (703) 437-4500
No cover charge
Live Music: Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.-midnight. Reservations Suggested.
The restaurant is known for fine dining and live jazz entertainment.
King Street Blues
112 N St Asaph St, Alexandria, Virginia (703) 836-8800
No Cover charge
Live Music: Hours vary
King Street Blues features "Comfort Food with a Southern Accent," which includes items like BBQ, meatloaf, shrimp, catfish and salads. Live entertainment is available at four family friendly restaurant locations: Old Town, Kingstowne, Crystal City and Stafford. Performance schedules vary by location, so please call ahead to confirm.
3650 S. Glebe Road, Suite 170, Arlington, Virginia. (703) 413-4141
Live Music: Hours vary, Reservations suggested.
The restaurant offers contemporary American cuisine with New Orleans-style jazz and blues entertainment, modern décor, reasonably priced food and free parking.
For information about Jazz Clubs in Washington, DC, see page 1