How to get there
The U Street Corridor's commercial center stretches from 9th to 16th streets , and is easily reachable on the Metro's Green Line to the U Street/Cardozo stop. Adams Morgan's center is 18th Street between Florida Avenue and Columbia Road; it is about 15 minutes on foot from the Green Line's U Street/Cardozo stop or the Red Line's Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan stop.
What to do
Madam's Organ 2461 18th St. N.W.
Eccentric club for blues and bluegrass. Performances $1-$10.
Bukom Cafe 2442 18th St. N.W.
Live reggae and West African cuisine. No cover.
Cafe Nema 1334 U St. N.W.
Two floors for live jazz and DJ-spun house and electronica. Cover varies.
Bohemian Caverns 2001 11th St. N.W.
Legendary venue for jazz and soul. Performances $10-$20.
Twins Jazz 1344 U St. N.W.
Intimate lounge serving Ethiopian, Caribbean, and American cuisine. Performances $10-$30 cover, two-drink minimum. Sunday jam sessions free, two-drink minimum.
Where to eat
Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant 2434 18th St. N.W.
Ethiopian cuisine served on traditional low wicker tables. Entrees $8-$13.
Ben's Chili Bowl 1213 U St. N.W.
Local institution since 1958. Burgers and chili dogs $3-$7.