Toward the end of yesterday's Got Plans? chat, a reader from Southwest Washington had a "quick question":
"I went to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel two weeks ago for after-dinner drinks. We were in the lobby area and they were playing music. Any other hotel that has the same kinda vibe? How's Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City?"
I've also enjoyed cocktails in the Mandarin Oriental's bar while listening to the piano/bass duos that perform during the week and the vocal jazz quartets on Fridays and Saturdays. (My wallet, however, has qualms about $13 cocktails.) You're right on the money with the Ritz. Though the downtown, Pentagon City and Tysons Corner hotels all offer live music in their lounges, I'm particularly fond of the music in Pentagon City on Friday nights, when the Satin Doll Trio performs. Torchy singer Patrice Ferris knows her way around Julie London and Peggy Lee ballads, and the piano-bass format works well in the small room. When the fire's going, it is very romantic.
I recommend the cozy, sofa-filled drawing room at the Tabard Inn frequently, but I never get tired of suggesting people stop by on Sundays to hear bassist Victor Dvoskin, who rules the room whether solo or with an acoustic guitarist. Grab a drink from the bar for the perfect way to wind down the weekend.
Posted by: Ann | April 1, 2007 7:00 PM | Report abuse
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