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U Street’s Jazzed Up Cocktail Tour

Quick Details

Vegetarian Adults
Private Tour Starting price for 2 people

Savor our Favorite U Street Bars

Don’t know why its called Black Broadway? Don’t worry. We’ll explain it along the way, and you’ll be glad we did! After all, this is a history infused cocktail tour. And we believe the best way to connect to a city is through its flavors!

Immerse yourself in the rhythmic heartbeat of U Street with our “Cocktail Couture & Jazz Beats” tour, where every note and sip is a celebration of culture, history, and refinement. Experience the perfect fusion of Black Broadway’s jazz heritage, Michelin Star cuisine, and expertly crafted cocktails. It’s the perfect night out for cocktail connoisseurs and jazz aficionados alike.

Drink in the local spirit

We’ll visit several of our favorite bars and restaurants, carefully curated for their contributions to our story about the history of the neighborhood….and a couple have been recognized by the famed Michelin guide! Between the opportunities we’ve coordinated to imbibe and taste award-winning cuisine, you’ll see and hear all about the street art, architecture, and evolving history of this iconic DC neighborhood. We’ve preselected tasty bites we think everyone will enjoy (and always have a vegetarian option – select the vegetarian option when you book) and you’ll have a choice between a couple of specialty cocktails at each stop. Our experience ends in a place where we think you might just choose to relax for a bit, so consider keeping the evening open after your tour!

Aside from carefully curated cocktails, plentiful tastings, and fascinating history, your experience includes custom photos of your tour. A portion of each tour ticket is donated to our charity partner and is enough to feed a local resident in need for the whole day, three full meals.

***NOTE: Since this tour includes alcohol, we strongly suggest arriving and departing using public transportation, cabs, or ride share.

Book Flexible

Book your U Street Fizz Tour now and stay flexible. If you chose the option to make your ticket refundable for just $5 per person when you check-out, you will have the ability to receive a full refund (Less the $5 per person charge) up to 48 hours prior to your tour start time.


Considering More than One of Our Tours During Your Visit?

Here’s a secret: Book one of our tours and then fill out the waiver in the email that is sent to you and we’ll send you a code for a discount off of your second tour!

Wondering if there is overlap between Black Broadway – U Street Fork Tour and U Street’s Jazzed Up Cocktail Tour? Here is your answer: NOPE! They are in the same neighborhood and focus on similar subjects but the restaurants, tastings, and experiences are DIFFERENT. We often have people spend their Saturdays with us doing both tours with a little break in between!


Solo Travelers

We applaud solo travel! Single tickets for solo travelers are available once we reach our 2 person minimum on Saturdays; if your date is not yet available to book for 1 ticket, please join our waitlist to be notified when single tickets are available on the date you’d like to explore the U Street corridor with us.


Private Tours

We have provided the option for small private tours on Thursday and Friday to be booked directly online for 2 to 8 people with 48 hours notice. If you are interested in organizing a private tour for more than 8 people, please complete our form on THIS PAGE and we will get back to you within 2 business days (Monday through Friday).


Committed to Local Community

Join our Tour and Have Confidence That You Are Exploring Responsibly! 

Blue Fern Travel is committed to supporting our local community and our partners. When you join a tour with us, you are directly contributing to our mission. Your tour dollars are helping in several different ways:

  • A portion of your ticket price is donated directly to Bread For The City; you are responsible for feeding a DC resident in need THREE MEALS. Since 2014, together with our guests, we’ve donated 40,000 meals; help us reach our goal of donating 10,000 in 2024 for our 10th Anniversary! 
  • Our restaurant partners are small local businesses, predominantly minority and/or women-owned.
  • Some food tour companies negotiate tasting prices at restaurants they visit. Blue Fern Travel considers our restaurants to be our partners and we pay full price and tip your server 20%.
  • We pay our guides a living wage.

Thank you for participating in our tour, supporting the local community while you taste and learn, and traveling in a responsible and sustainable way!

Here's What Past Guests Have Said!

Michelin Guide-Recognized Restaurants

I recently went on Blue Fern Travel's U Street Jazzed Up Cocktail Tour. I'm local to the area, but I learned so much about D.C. Black history and U Street, commonly referred to as Black Broadway. This is a great way to get off the Mall and immerse yourself in local history and culture. It was about a mile in walking through Ledroit Park, Shaw and U Street, and we made stops at some Michelin Guide-recognized restaurants for cocktails and meals. You definitely leave the tour full. I think this is great for solo travelers, couples and corporate groups.

– Talia C. | Google
Cocktail Tour for Locals OR Out of Towners

If you are looking to spend some great 3-hours, learn history while sipping some delicious local coctails and bites, look no further than the FIZZ tour by Blue Fern! We did 3 stops, explored all the landmarks of U Street , tasted some STRONG drinks and munched on some appetizers in each location. At the end of the tour, everyone became best friends :)! The tour guides were very knowledgeable about Black history, jazz and DC history as a whole. I learned something new at each spot! Even though I walked those streets before, I have not walked them with actually knowing where I was walking. My highlight was St James for sure! Highly recommend for locals who are looking for an interesting activity and also out of towners!

– Kaia D. | Google
Can't wait to try one of the other tours!

Had a wonderful tour with Rasheed on the U-Street Jazzed Up Cocktail Tour - as a local I was introduced to restaurants I hadn't tried before, and tasted delicious cocktails paired with great bites. Rasheed engaged in a rich discussion of the history of the neighborhood paired with personal experience to deliver a memorable afternoon. Can't wait to try one of the other tours!

– Marty B. | Google