New Vegas Lounge
Fact: it is impossible to be in a bad mood while listening to Motown. Second fact: the place to do that in DC is Vegas Lounge in Logan Circle. With the venerable in-house band, the Out of Town Blues Band, playing incredible blues and Motown covers ranging from Ray Charles to Al Green, it’s guaranteed to be a feel-good time. It can fill up fast, but stake out some real estate early and it’ll be well worth the $10 cover. Plus, if you aren’t an ass about it, you can get the band to play your requests.