Bethesda

Bethesda is a thriving urban center near the nation’s capital and home to many fabulous restaurants, retailers and arts venues.

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Strathmore Music Center
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Bethesda, one of the most renowned communities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, is known as the go-to place for ethnic restaurants, great shopping, trendy hot spots. Bethesda’s Art and Entertainment District is brimming with inspiring artists and art venues, like the Strathmore, Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club; art events, unique galleries and public art fill the streets.

The Music Center at Strathmore

1 Strathmore

Strathmore has been a beacon for performing arts in Maryland since 1981. The 1,976-seat theater regularly hosts favorites including the National Philharmonic Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Walk the elaborate Sculpture Gardens, enjoy tea in the Strathmore Mansion, or catch a music festival on the front lawn.


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Type:
Performing Arts


Location:
5301 Tuckerman Ln
North Bethesda, MD 20852
301-581-5100


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Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club Photo By: Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

2 Bethesda Jazz and Supper Club

Enjoy excellent food and drink in an old art deco theater revamped into a concert call showcasing jazz and blues. See your favorite artists in an intimate, elegant and acoustically outstanding setting.


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Type:
Music Venues


Location:
7719 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
240-330-4500


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Imagination Stage

3 Imagination Stage

The Washington D.C. region's premiere theater arts organization dedicated to children presents professional performances and after-school programs and summer camps for ages 1-18.


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Type:
Performing Arts


Location:
4908 Auburn Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-280-1660


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Browse the boutique shops in charming Bethesda just outside of D.C. Photo By: Bethesda Row

4 Bethesda Row

For fabulous shopping or delicious fun, Bethesda Row is a breath of fresh air. You’ll find an exciting collection of high-end fashion, home décor and boutique shops, restaurants, cafes and more. It’s all the best of Bethesda, all in a row!


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Type:
Retail


Location:
7115 Arlington Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-998-8154


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5 Bethesda's Arts & Entertainment District

From award-winning theatre to independent films, Bethesda's A&E District is filled with inspiring artists and arts venues. Unique galleries and public art fill the streets throughout the downtown Bethesda. The Art & Soul of Bethesda arts publication details arts organizations, public art, cinemas and live theatre present within downtown Bethesda's Arts & Entertainment District. View a map  of the district and find more information....

 

6 Farm Women's Cooperative Market

A unique, intimate, quirky and festive shopping experience in Downtown Bethesda. The Market features great food, drink and music with artisans, crafts and boutique businesses from around the Mid-Atlantic region. Local vineyards and breweries provide tastings and food trucks offer a quick meal.
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7 Bethesda Literary Festival

April
Downtown Bethesda revels in the diversity of modern literature at the popular Bethesda Literary Festival, celebrating it's 19th year in 2018.  A weekend full of events are held at various downtown Bethesda venues.
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Taste of Bethesda

8 Taste of Bethesda

October
Bethesda's famous food and music festival brings 60 restaurants and five stages of entertainment to Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle. Each year, more than 40,000 attendees sample delicious food from local restaurants and enjoy the live entertainment, There is always lots of cool stuff happening in the kids corner too such as face painting and arts & crafts.   More info...

Bethesda Restaurant Week 
January
Enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner out during Bethesda Magazine Restaurant Week, presented by PenFed Credit Union. Participating restaurants can choose how many courses to offer and the price for their prix fixe menus. Find the restaurants that fits your budget and taste.
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9 Pike & Rose

One of the hottest evening and weekend destinations in North Bethesda, Pike & Rose is packed with an array of dining, shopping and entertainment options. Stay at the new Canopy by Hilton, grab a drink with friends at City Perch and enjoy grown-up bowling and bocce paired with exceptional Italian and American cuisine at Pinstripes.
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10 Round House Theater

Round House Theatre is a home for outstanding ensemble acting and lifelong learning. Known for its adventurous programming and deep investment in local talent, Round House has become over the years an ever more satisfying destination for the serious theater enthusiast.


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Type:
Performing Arts


Location:
4545 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
240-644-1100


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Featured Places
Contemporary Music Hall
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Location:
5301 Tuckerman Ln
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
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Location:
7719 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Imagination Stage
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Location:
4908 Auburn Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Bethesda Row
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Location:
7115 Arlington Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814
Round House Theatre
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Location:
4545 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Places to Stay and Things to do in Bethesda

For some of the area’s best entertainment, look no further than Bethesda, one of three Arts & Entertainment Districts in Montgomery County.

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