The city’s coolest jazz plays day and night at this groovy, dim-lit classic. The name, Washington geek-speak for House Resolution 57, refers to the act officially establishing jazz as a “rare and valuable” national treasure; the nonprofit cultural center does its part by hosting jam sessions and performances five nights a week. Exposed brick walls and simple furniture drive the point home—it’s about the music. Order beer and wine here, or bring your own; there’s dinner too.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.