13. Reggae and Tasty Eats @ Pattyboomboom
Things to do in DC on a week night? Pattyboombooms makes the list. Cool name right? Its one of the most aptly named spots in the city if you ask me. Jamaican patties, reggae music, and a night of dancing.
What’s not to like?
Patty Boom Boom is a Jamaican style carryout and reggae nightclub that serves light Jamaican fare downstairs with an assortment of hand-made patties. Some of the patties have cool flavors like guava. I certainly had never heard about a guava flavored patty, but folks love it. Upstairs at the bar you can sip on rum punch, Guinness, and good ole Red Stripe.
All week they play reggae hits and on Friday things slow down a bit with a more Rastafarian vibe. The weekends are fun as well, but this place gets packed! Packed to the point that there is often a long line outside. I tend not to like waiting in line for anything, but this spot is well worth the experience.
Plus there’s no cover.
Stick to weekdays if you want a move laid back experience though.
This experience is a real tribute to Jamaican culture and expressed through food, reggae, and dancing. What a fun way to get a little taste of Jamaica without leaving U Street.
Wear your dancing shoes!
1359 U Street NW
Washington D.C., 20009
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