Utopia Bar & Grill is one of the funkiest little jazz venues in DC. The performers are a rotating roster of acts, but we don’t hesitate to recommend a venue which so prominently features Brazilian jazz in its lineup. The food can be hit or miss here, but the drinks are good and strong.
If you’re not a night owl, you will be sorely disappointed if you go on a Friday or Saturday nights, when the jazz does not get started until 11 pm (every other night it starts at 9 or 9:30). Regardless of which night you go, this small place leaves little to be desired for late night, cool DC atmosphere.
Utopia Bar & Grill Information
- Public Transportation: Good
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Approximately 280 performances given each year. Jazz nightly Tuesday–Thursday, and Sunday at 9 or 9:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 11 p.m.
- Ticket Prices: No cover. $15 food-and-drink minimum.