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Looking for Some Live Music? You’ll Find It Every Weekend at The Pinch

Ask around and you might hear that The Pinch has a reputation for its unique duck and bacon macaroni and cheese, its happy hour drink specials, and its popular patio seating, but this Columbia Heights bar also has a reputation for offering some of the most popular live musical performances in the neighborhood.

Step inside and you’ll find the space includes a bar, dining room, and upstairs gallery, as well as a basement lounge, which is where all the music happens. During weekends the basement lounge is packed with music lovers seeking out the area’s hottest up and coming bands. The summer schedule includes artists and bands of all different kinds, including Opera on Tap, Manhunt, Gurly Show, and Pure Disgust. Check the online calendar for a full schedule, or just walk into the bar and enjoy whoever happens to be playing at the moment.