The U Street Corridor is located in the Northwest quadrant of DC between 9th and 18th Streets NW. It is served by the U Street Metro station on the Green and Yellow lines. This neighborhood has served as a vibrant hub of entertainment and nightlife since the 1920s when it emerged as a mecca for jazz music, earning the nickname, “America’s Black Broadway.” It comes as no surprise that U Street Corridor is the birthplace of famous jazz musician Duke Ellington. Real estate in the U Street corridor consists mostly of newer condo buildings and small townhouses. U Street provides a wide range of venues for music lovers including the Lincoln Theatre, Howard Theatre, Bohemian Caverns, and other clubs and historic jazz venues. The 9:30 Club, the Black Cat, DC 9, U Street Music Hall, and the Velvet Lounge musical venues are also located on the corridor. The neighborhood is home to the world-famous Ben’s Chili Bowl restaurant, Ice Cream Jubilee, a homegrown ice cream shop, El Rey, a taqueria located inside a shipping container, and many other unique eateries. Check out the Saturday farmers’ market at U and 14th Streets.

U Street Corridor Map