71 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
About this place
Marvin is a small neighborhood live music bistro and bar and is a mainstay of DC’s eclectic bar and club scene. We are proud to have live music featuring local artists every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 6 pm. We're Located in the heart of Washington, D.C. From the time of our founding in 2007, it has provided common ground—both literal and figurative—for members of the vibrant and diverse community it serves. Its patrons congregate within its walls to rub elbows, break bread, exchange ideas, and illuminate its dance floor. While developing the concept for the space, owner, Eric Hilton (of Eighteenth Street Lounge and Thievery Corporation) drew inspiration from soul singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye’s period of self-imposed exile in Belgium. In the winter of 1981, Gaye traveled to Ostend where he entered a period of asceticism, rehabilitation, and reflection. Many close to him attributed the surge of clarity and creativity he experienced upon his return to his time spent abroad. Marvin’s live music and menu is an ode to both the culinary landscape that defined Gaye’s formative years in the Shaw neighborhood of DC, and the regional cuisine he encountered during his travels.
2007 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens Wednesday 5:00 PM
Serves the following meal typesBrunch, Dessert, Happy Hour
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Brunch, Dessert, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
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Tips from locals
chill. heated outdoor area. TVs indoors. and another small dance floor area by the stairs. usually plays hip hop / top 40
This is one of my favorite places to go on the weekends. There is usually 3 different DJs playing Urban music. There is a rooftop deck aswell but the lines can be long. So i suggested arriving at the venue before 1130 pm.