We’ll be serving up the sweetest blues music and most mouth-watering BBQ at these fine venues in and around Washington, DC! Scroll down to see all the details on all the venues, including great photos!
Glen Echo Park (Main Dances)
The Spanish Ballroom
Saturday Night Main Dance
The Spanish Ballroom is a beautifully restored 1933 Mediterranean style Art Deco building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a glamorous venue with a fabulous maple wood floor that we just love dancing in. You won’t find another place like it, and you won’t forget dancing there for a long time to come!
The Bumper Car Pavilion
Friday Night Main Dance
The Bumper Car Pavilion was built in 1923 as a cornerstone attraction of Glen Echo Park during the amusement Park era. With great views of the Park, this versatile facility is a unique setting for a real special Friday night dance to kick off the weekend!
The Back Room
Thursday Night and Sunday Night Main Dances
The Back Room, or Ballroom Annex, adjacent to the historic Spanish Ballroom, is a recently renovated, climate-controlled space with beautiful maple wood floors. This is the site of our regular weekly Thursday blues dance!
Transportation Notes for Glen Echo: Glen Echo Park is most easily accessed via a car–ride with a friend! However, you can get there via public transit if need be; see our Thursday night dance page for more details. All other venues are easily accessible by Metro.
Other Dance Venues
7800 Wisconsin Avenue, 2nd Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814
Friday and Saturday Late Night Dances
Capital Ballroom (previously known as DuShor Dance Studio), is our usual site for our Late night dances! It’s across the street from a great dinner, though you won’t need to go there, because we’ll serve you a full meal right in the ballroom.
Transit Notes: A short drive from Glen Echo, and only a few blocks north of Bethesda Metro Station. (Note that the last southbound train from Bethesda leaves at 2:47am; the last northbound train leaves at 3:23am.)
Guess what kids? DC opened up a weekly Swing & Blues venue since last Red Hot Blues ‘n BBQ. It’s called Roofer’s Ramble, at Roofer’s Union, and it’s right in the heart of DC’s nightlife on 18th St in Adam’s Morgan. Full bar and restaurant.
4700 Norwood Drive, Bethesda, MD 20815
Saturday and Sunday Afternoon BBQ Picnics
Norwood Park, just south of the Bethesda Metro Station, was the site of our great BBQ contest last year, and we’re excited to return, for two days this time! And they have a nice indoor room for those of you who can’t get enough dancing.
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20009
Monday Afternoon Dance
Dancing in Dupont Circle is a classic of Red Hot Blues & BBQ. It’s always tons of fun. If it gets too hot, some of us might even wade in the water. Afterwards, we’ll hit up some bars. Like you do.
Transit Notes: It’s right on top of the Dupont Circle metro. Don’t drive, as parking is very difficult to find.
The Vice Cruise
Between the Dupont Circle Dance and Roofer’s Ramble, we’ll do a little pub crawl around DC. This city has really sprung up some fantastic bars and restaurants. Read our special Vice Cruise Page for all the details!