City: Washington D.C.
Address: 3135 K St.
Closed doors in: Dec. 31, 1998
Famous for: Rock n' roll mecca of Washington D.C.; Featured in documentary The Bayou DC's Killer Joint
Opened in 1953 on site of a former Dixieland nightclub, the Bayou later served as the hot spot for college students in Georgetown University in the '90s. When Telstars became the house band in the early '60s, the Bayou became the rock n' roll mecca of Washington D.C. Soon after the small, rundown bar featured a number of top-selling talents including U2, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Bands, Foreigner, Kiss, and more. Unfortunately, the venue closed in 1998 and made room for a theater.