Showtime Lounge

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MONDAY - THURSDAY: 2 P.M. - 2 A.M. | FRIDAY - SATURDAY: 2 P.M. - 3 A.M. | SUNDAY: 3 P.M. - 2 A.M.

Primarily a jukebox joint, Showtime has a stellar collection of R&B and vintage soul curated by owner and DJ Paul Vivari. And, best of all, it’s free. Drinks aren’t much more expensive: Grab a $5 “ComBOH” (Natty Boh and cheap bourbon), spend some time in the bathrooms where vintage Redskins articles are pasted all over the walls and cue up a few songs. Though it’s only been open since 2013, Showtime has the makings of a longterm dive.

Known For
  • jukebox
  • craft beer
  • cheap date
  • live music
What to drink
Something on draft, which is pumped in from a 1930s water tank.
Neighborhood
Bloomingdale
ProTip
There are often special live performances from musicians like Benji Feree, Chain and the Gang frontman Ian Svenonius and Granny and the Boys, the octogenarian next door neighbor.