D.C. "DCocktail" Series: Marvin

When it comes to live music, food, and drinks, Marvin (2007 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009) in D.C. never disappoints. A U street staple for the past 11 years, the restaurant recently highlighted some brand-new cocktails and a return of their scrumptious chicken and waffles. The eclectic establishment, named for soul star Marvin Gaye, will now feature a weekly open mic on Wednesday nights. While you enjoy the sounds of some amazing artists, you can also partake in cocktails like the Naughty Native (Crown Apple, cinnamon, clove, star anise, lemon) and the New Year, Who Dis? (Cucumber-infused Tanqueray, St. Germain, jalapeno syrup, lemon juice, dill tonic)


Marvin’s chicken and waffles are not your average chicken tenders and instant waffles. The restaurant provides you with an expertly fried chicken thigh, Belgian waffle, and collard greens that are surely made by a Southern chef. The seared scallops and creamed spinach are a great choice for seafood lovers, and the mac & cheese croquettes with pepper jam will satisfy all of your comfort food cravings.

You can cap the evening off with the “VSOPECAN,” a strong cocktail made with Hennesy VSOP, candied pecan syrup, mole bitters and Angostura, it’ll warm you up during the Winter nights, . For more information on menu offerings and their live music schedule, please visit Marvindc.com and tell them we sent you!



- Nyasha Chikowore