A jitterbug-worthy theater renovation

Prepare to consider Maryland a swing state, because the Bethesda Theatre (built in '38) is now a blues & jazz supper club thanks to an $8 million renovation. With art deco wall sconces & metallic wrapping fixtures, the bi-level, 500-seat amphitheater rocks a 40ft bar beside a high-top table lounge

The venue's acts are all over the place (from blues, to salsa, country, Celtic, and even stand-up), and prior to shows, they'll serve a Cajun-style dinner that includes chicken and shrimp jambalaya.