JoJo

American, Burgers
$$$$ ($15-$24)
A small bar and restaurant with friendly faces and live jazz.
Tue-Thu 5 pm-1 am
Fri-Sun 5 pm-3 am
Sun 6 pm-1 am
(U Street/Cardozo)
U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (Green Line)
202-319-9350
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Editorial Review

You don't have to be inside at JoJo to absorb the jazz scene. The house band performs with its back to the big front window of this small bar and restaurant, so passersby on the street can enjoy the music without entering. But there are lots of good reasons to go inside, including a friendly staff and often stellar music. There's live jazz from 9:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. every night except Mondays. Thursdays are particularly promising, with the Thad Wilson group holding down a regular slot.

-- Joe Heim