Bossa has been getting its due props lately. Recent write-ups in The Washingtonian and The Washington Post peg Bossa as the go-to joint for eclectic tastes and underground vibes.


With the closing of DC institution Bohemian Caverns, The Washingtonian recommends Bossa as a fine spot to get your music fix, highlighting Alfred Mojica – our Friday night salsero – and his band for great Latin rhythms. Bohemian Caverns fans, don’t fret – jazz happens at Bossa. You can enjoy Brazilian jazz with Cissa Paz every last Thursday of the month here as well as frequent appearances by fusion group The Fourth Stream. And while we may not be married to jazz 24/7, it often finds us: A staple of the DC community, we’ve always had a legit roster of jazz musicians passing through our doors to sit in with the bands. On any given night you’re likely to catch some impromptu appearances by some of the best jazz musicians on the East Coast.

The Washingtonian – Where to See Live Jazz in DC After Bohemian Caverns


The Washington Post salutes Bossa as one of the city’s unheralded gems. Alive and kicking amid a sea of chichi new bars, Bossa offers a slice of authenticity in a tucked away corner of the lucrative 18th Street strip. Honorable mentions went out for Saturday night salsa sensations, Tumbao y Raul Morel, and resident griot Cheick Hamala Diabaté, world music Grammy nominee, as well as our funky roster of Ethiopian, Balkan, and world jazz bands. Nice nod to our caipirinhas as well. Come by and try one for yourself! Happy hour happens every day from 6 to 8 pm.

The Washington Post – A guide to the D.C. area’s most underrated bars


Thanks for the love, capital town.



story © yillah 2016
photo © Jim Thomson 2016