Johnna’s Pick of the Week: Patty Boom Boom (DC)

[ 1 ] February 4, 2010 |

Boom, Boom, Boom! The first time I heard about Patty Boom Boom coming to DC I thought “heavy”. It’s something about Boom Boom that makes me think heavy. Ironically, nothing about Patty Boom Boom is heavy. The atmosphere is easy, chill and lightens the pressure of the usual dance scene…you know the types: require shoes that hurt your feet, ridiculous cover charges, ludicrous bouncers. Patty Boom Boom is the total opposite of this scene and I love it!

Patty Boom Boom is U Streets newest dance floor located at the corner of 14th and U street. No cover, no obnoxious bouncers and food is involved @ the end of this party. Loud sounds of old and new school reggae blare out of the speakers as guests are slowly swaying and mouthing the words of their favorite tunes. Of course, rum punch is being mixed (*where there’s reggae, there must be rum punch) and served at the small bar that stays congested but the service is pretty fast. After taking in all of these rhythms and rum, food seems like the next best thing and Patty BB was thinking the same thing. Downstairs on your way out the door, there is a small cafe style restaurant serving up all kinds of Jamaican patties and beverages. We went for the guava duck patty. Yum.

Fun times indeed and adds a change of pace to the typical U street scene. This block needed some reggae flavor and Patty Boom Boom is definitely stepping up to the plate, literally. JKGF welcomes this new sound to the U street beat…reggae and good food sounds like our newest Friday night hangout.

The Where:

Patty Boom Boom

2007 14th Street NW

Washington, DC 20009

(202) 797-7171

Picture source

Patty Boom Boom on Urbanspoon

Category: Johnna's Pick of the Week, restaurant reviews, Washington D.C.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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  1. Carina says:

    The rum punch there is fab!!!

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