Bossa Bistro + Lounge is an Adams Morgan institution bringing you the best in live music, Brazilian tapas, cutting edge art, spoken word events, and the finest cocktails on the strip. With two stories of intimate, candlelit nooks and generous dance floors, Bossa is one of those rare sexy spots in the city where you can feel equally at home with a date, your posse, or your grandpa.
Located in the heart of Adams Morgan, Bossa’s atmosphere is set with intimate lighting that you can still read by, music of varied genres at a level you can talk over, and an arrangement that gives a sense of salon without banged elbows.
Bossa is famous for its nightly live shows, featuring formidable acts in the biz from every genre in the spectrum: from jazz to rock to world music and all in between. Cheick Hamala Diabate, DC’s resident Malian griot; Thievery Corporation’s Sitali; Brazilian songstress Cissa Paz; salsa sensations Grupo Tumbao, Alfredo Mojica, and Raul Morel; and other celebrated powerhouses grace the house regularly.
You don’t have to save up for a rodizio extravaganza to sample Brazilian fare here. With a head chef direct from the state of Minas Gerais, you can enjoy national culinary treasures tapas-style and kick back with a caipirinha to kill your saudades. All dishes are prepared with the finest and freshest locally sourced and organic ingredients with options for carnivores, vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free patrons.
The art gallery features local painters, photographers, and lithographers with a unique global vision. Shows rotate, but “Bossacima Project” – artist Daniel Cima’s take on da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” recreated with Bossa regulars – is the house’s trademark and most provocative conversation piece, and it maintains its permanent home above the main floor bar.
Bossa’s both floors are available for private functions. For more information, please contact us.