MARYLAND/WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Nighthawks had no trouble filling the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club tonight.
Rick Brown, owner says, "We have live music every night. We had Maggie Rose, Marcus Johnson, next week we have Branford Marsalis."
Brown says nightlife lives here. To be clear, Bethesda has bars, music, good food, but is it the, let's say, khaki pants to Adams Morgan's tatted-up trendsters?
Bottom line, Montgomery County wants to attract and keep a younger nightlife crowd.
Ike Leggett, Montgomery County Executive believes to the degree that people move into the county, they want things to do in the county, to the degree that the work in the county, in enhances our tax base.
We thought we'd take our own pulse. Tonight, we pit Bethesda against Adams Morgan.
Tiffany Moy, of Silver Spring says, "It's a different kind of nightlife here, it's more low key, mellow, Adams Morgan is like crazy like college kids.They both have their charms."
You might think the woman with the purple hair would be headed to Adams Morgan, but Tiffany Moy and her husband Philip are spending their Friday night and their money in downtown Bethesda.
Philip Moy says, "I don't think there's a lack of nightlife at the same time there's plenty of great restaurants and bars and music venues to go to."
We may just be comparing apples to oranges, or in this case Porsches to Lamborghinis. If Montgomery County ends up the nighlife mecca Adams Morgan is, there may be one new thing to worry about.
When we asked Leggett what if Lindsey Lohan wants to hang out and party in Montgomery County? he said, "I'm sure we'll provide a venue for her to hang out as well."
Which may not be music to everyone's ears.