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Where to Find D.C. Brunch Spots With Live Music

Jazz, gospel, piano music and a dance party to go with brunch.

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Weekend brunch is one of the hottest meals in D.C., and it's about more than just the food. Restaurants roll out plenty of promotions to get customers in the door, from bottomless cocktails to all-you-can eat buffets and tapas.

Some restaurants also accent their offerings by providing live music. It provides a perfect backdrop for an afternoon of eating, relaxing and lingering among friends.

There are options for most any taste, from jazz ensembles to a live DJ. Whatever the occasion, here are some of the best brunches that go beyond bottomless cocktails and all-you-can eat menus.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bombay Club

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815 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 659-3727
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A live pianist classes up the Sunday brunch at this elegant Indian restaurant, which includes a selection of curries and rotating dishes. The meal is $22 for food, or $32 with bottomless champagne.

2. Boss Shepherd's

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513 13th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 347-2677
Sunday brunch runs from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. and is accompanied by live music. In addition to the a la carte options, the $35 Libation Brunch menu includes unlimited coffee or tea, two cocktails and an appetizer and entree.

3. Georgia Brown's

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950 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 393-4499
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The Sunday jazz brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the restaurant suggests reservations. The $41.95 price includes a comfort food buffet as well as an additional entree. Drinks are not included.

4. M Street Bar & Grill

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2033 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 530-3621
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This Dupont Circle restaurant hosts a three-course Sunday jazz brunch for $29.95. Stop by from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m for classic dishes like omelets, pancakes and French toast. [Photo: Yelp]

5. Acadiana

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901 New York Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 408-8848
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Make a Sunday reservation for this Louisiana-inspired jazz brunch. The prix-fixe menu is $29 and grants access to $3 Cajun Mary cocktails or blood orange mimosas. Entrees include options like shrimp and grits, eggs Benedict and charbroiled oysters.

6. L'Enfant Café

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2000 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 319-1800
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The La Boum brunch party at this Adams Morgan bar is not a leisurely affair. It's essentially a dance party in the afternoon, with a live DJ and plenty of food and drink. Reservations are required, as space books up weeks in advance.

7. The Hamilton

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600 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 787-1000
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This downtown restaurant holds a gospel brunch around major holidays, and it includes southern-inspired breakfast items like fried chicken, shrimp and grits and sausage gravy. Enjoy the food while listening to a live Gospel music performance. Prices and times vary. The next gospel brunch dates are on Easter and Mother's Day, priced at $45 a person with three available seatings on each day.

8. Fireflies

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1501 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 548-7200
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Live bluegrass music gives this Alexandria brunch spot a kick of energy. The menu includes standards like Belgian waffles and an assortment of eggs Benedict.

9. The Howard Theatre

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620 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 803-2899
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This Shaw theater hosts a Southern style all-you-can-eat gospel brunch on most Sundays. Check online for dates. Tickets are generally $45. Bottomless mimosas are an additional $15.

1. Bombay Club

815 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
A live pianist classes up the Sunday brunch at this elegant Indian restaurant, which includes a selection of curries and rotating dishes. The meal is $22 for food, or $32 with bottomless champagne.
815 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

2. Boss Shepherd's

513 13th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Sunday brunch runs from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. and is accompanied by live music. In addition to the a la carte options, the $35 Libation Brunch menu includes unlimited coffee or tea, two cocktails and an appetizer and entree.
513 13th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

3. Georgia Brown's

950 15th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
The Sunday jazz brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the restaurant suggests reservations. The $41.95 price includes a comfort food buffet as well as an additional entree. Drinks are not included.
950 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

4. M Street Bar & Grill

2033 M St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
This Dupont Circle restaurant hosts a three-course Sunday jazz brunch for $29.95. Stop by from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m for classic dishes like omelets, pancakes and French toast. [Photo: Yelp]
2033 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

5. Acadiana

901 New York Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Make a Sunday reservation for this Louisiana-inspired jazz brunch. The prix-fixe menu is $29 and grants access to $3 Cajun Mary cocktails or blood orange mimosas. Entrees include options like shrimp and grits, eggs Benedict and charbroiled oysters.
901 New York Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

6. L'Enfant Café

2000 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
The La Boum brunch party at this Adams Morgan bar is not a leisurely affair. It's essentially a dance party in the afternoon, with a live DJ and plenty of food and drink. Reservations are required, as space books up weeks in advance.
2000 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

7. The Hamilton

600 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
This downtown restaurant holds a gospel brunch around major holidays, and it includes southern-inspired breakfast items like fried chicken, shrimp and grits and sausage gravy. Enjoy the food while listening to a live Gospel music performance. Prices and times vary. The next gospel brunch dates are on Easter and Mother's Day, priced at $45 a person with three available seatings on each day.
600 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

8. Fireflies

1501 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301
Live bluegrass music gives this Alexandria brunch spot a kick of energy. The menu includes standards like Belgian waffles and an assortment of eggs Benedict.
1501 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301

9. The Howard Theatre

620 T St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
This Shaw theater hosts a Southern style all-you-can-eat gospel brunch on most Sundays. Check online for dates. Tickets are generally $45. Bottomless mimosas are an additional $15.
620 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

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