Patty Boom Boom
1359 U St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
Rum punch and Red Stripe fuel this nightly island party on the upper floor of Eric Hilton’s Jamaican-inspired dancehall. Speakers blast reggae, bass, and dub-step for a crowd of young bar-hoppers eager to pound the wooden dance floor and sing along with classics from Bob Marley and Toots and the Maytals. Insider tip: While the bar is free on Wednesday and Thursday, prepare for a $10 cover on Friday and Saturday. Open Wednesday through Saturday.