Busboys and Poets. What can I say about this iconic D.C. establishment? One of the best places in all of D.C. for coffee and restaurant eats. Decent bookstore as well. I absolutely adore this place. I’m happy the moment I walk into the airy space filled with chic, comfy couches and walls painted a soothing shade of green. If I’m eating, I’ll make a beeline for one of the inviting tables. As I settle in, jazz music fills my senses.
But there’s another side to this amazing joint. Several nights a week, Busboys and Poets plays host to a vast array of socially conscious artists who perform before an engaged audience that represents the diverse population that is D.C. While there is the occasional musical performance, most of the artists are professional spoken word performers. Busboys and Poets also holds open mic nights to give amateurs an opportunity to showcase their talents as well. No matter who the performer is and what talent they have, it’s always a though provoking event. No other place in D.C. offers this entertainment.
So come to Busboys and Poets for the coffeehouse vibe in the morning and then return in the evening for a performance that will have you talking about it long after it’s over.