The three-level, Belgian café-style Marvin is located in a vibrant, revitalized neighborhood–once the stomping grounds of the joint’s namesake, Marvin Gaye, as well as Duke Ellington and Lena Horne. The hot spot provides a year-round, upper deck beer garden. Inspired by Motown Marvin’s self-imposed exile to Amsterdam, where the singer claimed to find his soul salvation, the bistro boasts a signature burger touted as D.C.’s best and more than 30 Belgian ales to wash it down with. Other perks: Mod-soul and groove deejays spin, and a vaulted-ceiling lounge, home to a vast wine selection.
2007 14th St. NW
(202) 797-7171
www.marvinDC.com