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Guidebook for Washington

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Guidebook for Washington

Food Scene - In and Around Dupont/Adam's Morgan
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ThreeFifty Bakery and Coffee Bar
1926 17th Street Northwest
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Really good Mexican food - try the chimichanga! Perfect for the whole family!
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Lauriol Plaza
1835 18 Street Northwest
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Really good Mexican food - try the chimichanga! Perfect for the whole family!
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Duke's Grocery
1513 17th Street Northwest
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Fantastic deli sandwiches made in the back area.
Prego Again
1617 17th St NW
Fantastic deli sandwiches made in the back area.
Authentic, high-end Italian food. Not really appropriate for young kids.
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Floriana
1602 17th Street Northwest
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Authentic, high-end Italian food. Not really appropriate for young kids.
Very good brunch.
Brick Lane Restaurant
1636 17th St NW
Very good brunch.
Better for adults. Really good tapas restaurant where you won't overeat and feel terrible afterwards.
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Barcelona Wine Bar
1622 14th Street Northwest
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Better for adults. Really good tapas restaurant where you won't overeat and feel terrible afterwards.
Excellent Brunch - get ready to overeat! OMG chicken+waffles amazing!
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matchbox
1901 14th Street Northwest
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Excellent Brunch - get ready to overeat! OMG chicken+waffles amazing!
Inexpensive, fast. You can eat in or take away. Really good, healthy tacos.
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Taqueria Nacional
1409 T Street Northwest
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Inexpensive, fast. You can eat in or take away. Really good, healthy tacos.
Best place in the area for Ethiopian food.
Zenebech Restaurant
2420 18th St NW
Best place in the area for Ethiopian food.
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The Chocolate House
1904 18 Street Northwest
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Rooftop bar to enjoy evening drinks. Really good sushi inside the restaurant. Can get very busy so go early on weekends or make reservations.
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Perry's Restaurant
1811 Columbia Road Northwest
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Rooftop bar to enjoy evening drinks. Really good sushi inside the restaurant. Can get very busy so go early on weekends or make reservations.
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Jack Rose Dining Saloon
2007 18 Street Northwest
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Best hamburger I've ever had. Really good salad too!
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Lucky Buns
2000 18th St NW
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Best hamburger I've ever had. Really good salad too!
East African cuisine draws expats & locals to this upbeat hangout from breakfast until night.
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Keren Cafe & Restaurant
1780 Florida Avenue Northwest
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East African cuisine draws expats & locals to this upbeat hangout from breakfast until night.
Inexpensive, tasty, authentic. Highly recommend!
Bandit Taco
1946 New Hampshire Ave NW
Inexpensive, tasty, authentic. Highly recommend!
Essentials
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Harris Teeter
1631 Kalorama Road Northwest
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Whole Foods Market
1440 P Street Northwest
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Dupont Market
1807 18 Street Northwest
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Getting Around
Dupont Circle Metro Station
1908-1998 Q St NW
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U St/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Station
1020 U Street Northwest
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Off the Beaten Path - Dupont Circle
Dupont Circle offers a little something for everyone. With a famous traffic circle and fountain at its center, the neighborhood has been a vital DC community since the late 19th century, and continues to be a hot spot for residents and visitors of all ages. An array of unique shops and exciting restaurants along Connecticut Avenue, one of the busy streets in the neighborhood, is exciting enough to keep you going all day. You’ll also discover dozens of bistros, bars, boutiques and museums throughout this exciting neighborhood. And be sure to grab a drink or Krispy Kreme donut and people watch on the grass or benches!
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Dupont Circle
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Dupont Circle offers a little something for everyone. With a famous traffic circle and fountain at its center, the neighborhood has been a vital DC community since the late 19th century, and continues to be a hot spot for residents and visitors of all ages. An array of unique shops and exciting restaurants along Connecticut Avenue, one of the busy streets in the neighborhood, is exciting enough to keep you going all day. You’ll also discover dozens of bistros, bars, boutiques and museums throughout this exciting neighborhood. And be sure to grab a drink or Krispy Kreme donut and people watch on the grass or benches!
This ticketed museum offers new perspectives on the works of modern artists, from Renoir to Rothko. Come to the The Phillips Collection for its special exhibitions and its unique programming, which includes Sunday concerts at 4 p.m. and the after-hours hit on first Thursdays of the month, Phillips After 5.
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The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street Northwest
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This ticketed museum offers new perspectives on the works of modern artists, from Renoir to Rothko. Come to the The Phillips Collection for its special exhibitions and its unique programming, which includes Sunday concerts at 4 p.m. and the after-hours hit on first Thursdays of the month, Phillips After 5.
Tour President Woodrow Wilson's final, Georgian revival home, which looks the same today as it did when Wilson lived here in the 1920s. The historic site also hosts exciting events, from vintage game nights to garden parties in spring.
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The President Woodrow Wilson House
2340 S Street Northwest
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Tour President Woodrow Wilson's final, Georgian revival home, which looks the same today as it did when Wilson lived here in the 1920s. The historic site also hosts exciting events, from vintage game nights to garden parties in spring.
Nestled on a quiet, tree-lined street, The Mansion on O & O Street Museum offers an array of intimate events and unique tours through its bric-a-brac- and artifact-laden rooms. The museum is dedicated to exploring the creative process, and guests are asked to get hands-on with eccentric antiques, high-class art, music memorabilia and more.
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The Mansion on O & O Street Museum
2020 O Street Northwest
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Nestled on a quiet, tree-lined street, The Mansion on O & O Street Museum offers an array of intimate events and unique tours through its bric-a-brac- and artifact-laden rooms. The museum is dedicated to exploring the creative process, and guests are asked to get hands-on with eccentric antiques, high-class art, music memorabilia and more.
DC’s rep as a well-read city is plain to see at Kramerbooks, where voracious readers fill up on political studies essays, literature, novels and travel guides, before filling up on food from the open-late, on-site Afterwords cafe. Another reason to visit: the steady lineup of readings from local and renowned authors.
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Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe
1517 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
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DC’s rep as a well-read city is plain to see at Kramerbooks, where voracious readers fill up on political studies essays, literature, novels and travel guides, before filling up on food from the open-late, on-site Afterwords cafe. Another reason to visit: the steady lineup of readings from local and renowned authors.
Red Onion Records
1628 U Street Northwest
Secondhand shop offering a variety of clothing, records & electronics such as turntables.
Joint Custody
1530 U St NW
Secondhand shop offering a variety of clothing, records & electronics such as turntables.
Colorful, compact store offering comic books & graphic novels, plus events & a weekly podcast.
Big Planet Comics
1520 U Street Northwest
Colorful, compact store offering comic books & graphic novels, plus events & a weekly podcast.
Dupont FreshFarm Market is held from 10 am to 1 pm (April through December, 9 to 2).
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FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Market
1600 20th Street Northwest
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Dupont FreshFarm Market is held from 10 am to 1 pm (April through December, 9 to 2).
Off the Beaten Path - Washington DC
ART MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS: If you’re interested in Latin American and/or Caribbean art, this is your place. Situated on a beautiful parcel of land not far from the White House, this is the oldest art collection of its kind in the United States. All told, a permanent gathering of about 2,000 paintings, sculptures, installation pieces, prints, drawings and photographs are on display. The museum was created and is administered today by the Organization of American States, a United Nations-like organization bridging North, Central and South Americas. The Art Museum of the Americas is located at 1889 F Street NW.
Art Museum of the Americas
201 18 Street Northwest
ART MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS: If you’re interested in Latin American and/or Caribbean art, this is your place. Situated on a beautiful parcel of land not far from the White House, this is the oldest art collection of its kind in the United States. All told, a permanent gathering of about 2,000 paintings, sculptures, installation pieces, prints, drawings and photographs are on display. The museum was created and is administered today by the Organization of American States, a United Nations-like organization bridging North, Central and South Americas. The Art Museum of the Americas is located at 1889 F Street NW.
NATIONAL BONSAI AND PENJING MUSEUM: Yeah, this is exactly what you think it is: a big museum full of 150 of the sickest freaking bonsai trees you will ever see. (Penjing is a similar art that predated bonsai.) It’s all ensconced in pagodas, water features, beautiful Chinese architecture and several non-bonsai plantings that are pretty nice in their own right. The museum actually turns 40 this year, and they’re celebrating with the “Aki Matsuri Autumn Festival: Bonsai & Beyond” over the weekend. The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum is located at the National Arboretum, which has one entrance at 3501 New York Avenue NE, and the other at 24th & R Streets NE.
National Bonsai & Penjing Museum
3501 New York Avenue Northeast
NATIONAL BONSAI AND PENJING MUSEUM: Yeah, this is exactly what you think it is: a big museum full of 150 of the sickest freaking bonsai trees you will ever see. (Penjing is a similar art that predated bonsai.) It’s all ensconced in pagodas, water features, beautiful Chinese architecture and several non-bonsai plantings that are pretty nice in their own right. The museum actually turns 40 this year, and they’re celebrating with the “Aki Matsuri Autumn Festival: Bonsai & Beyond” over the weekend. The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum is located at the National Arboretum, which has one entrance at 3501 New York Avenue NE, and the other at 24th & R Streets NE.
Kraken Axes
3400 Georgia Ave NW
Nightlife - DC Neighborhoods
Check out this link for the 6 best neighborhoods to explore for night life. https://tripscout.co/washington-dc-tour/best-neighborhoods-for-washington-dc-nightlife/
Capitol Hill is one of the most diverse areas, ranging from Capitol Hill interns, young professionals, DC elite, families, and older retired residents all mixed together in a few square miles. The historic architecture, large brick sidewalks, and old trees make it one of the best DC neighborhoods to walk around in or go for a jog, with the added benefit of catching an iconic view of the Capitol on nearly every corner. Step into any Capitol Hill pub and it’s almost inevitable that you will overhear lively debates on the biggest political issues facing the country. There are many great bars spread out in this large neighborhood, but the main areas to go out are around Pennsylvania Ave & 3rd NE or Barrack’s Row on 7th Street SE (between North Carolina & C St SE). Some of our favorites are Hawk n’ Dove, Cava Meza, Barrel, Boxcar Tavern, The Pug, Granville Moore’s, and Sonoma. These places help make Capitol Hill one of the best neighborhoods for Washington DC nightlife.
Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill is one of the most diverse areas, ranging from Capitol Hill interns, young professionals, DC elite, families, and older retired residents all mixed together in a few square miles. The historic architecture, large brick sidewalks, and old trees make it one of the best DC neighborhoods to walk around in or go for a jog, with the added benefit of catching an iconic view of the Capitol on nearly every corner. Step into any Capitol Hill pub and it’s almost inevitable that you will overhear lively debates on the biggest political issues facing the country. There are many great bars spread out in this large neighborhood, but the main areas to go out are around Pennsylvania Ave & 3rd NE or Barrack’s Row on 7th Street SE (between North Carolina & C St SE). Some of our favorites are Hawk n’ Dove, Cava Meza, Barrel, Boxcar Tavern, The Pug, Granville Moore’s, and Sonoma. These places help make Capitol Hill one of the best neighborhoods for Washington DC nightlife.
Best Bars on Dupont Circle Dupont Circle is a cosmopolitan neighborhood with dozens of trendy bars, cafés, and restaurants. It’s a wealthier part of town, near most of the foreign embassies, and on a nice day, you’ll likely see hundreds of dog walkers and people doing yoga outside on a patch of grass within the circle. While most of Washington DC is gay-friendly, this neighborhood is especially known for it due to the many gay-owned businesses on the 17th Street. There are a large stretch of bars near the circle on P Street and Connecticut Avenue. A neighborhood staple is The Front Page, an American-style bar and restaurant that gets pretty rowdy at night. Other good choices are The Big Hunt (a dive bar), Bier Baron Tavern (great beer selection), Irish Whiskey Public House (Irish pub), and 18th Street Lounge (club/lounge). These places help make Dupon Circle one of the best neighborhoods for Washington DC nightlife.
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Dupont Circle
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Best Bars on Dupont Circle Dupont Circle is a cosmopolitan neighborhood with dozens of trendy bars, cafés, and restaurants. It’s a wealthier part of town, near most of the foreign embassies, and on a nice day, you’ll likely see hundreds of dog walkers and people doing yoga outside on a patch of grass within the circle. While most of Washington DC is gay-friendly, this neighborhood is especially known for it due to the many gay-owned businesses on the 17th Street. There are a large stretch of bars near the circle on P Street and Connecticut Avenue. A neighborhood staple is The Front Page, an American-style bar and restaurant that gets pretty rowdy at night. Other good choices are The Big Hunt (a dive bar), Bier Baron Tavern (great beer selection), Irish Whiskey Public House (Irish pub), and 18th Street Lounge (club/lounge). These places help make Dupon Circle one of the best neighborhoods for Washington DC nightlife.
Best Bars on U Street If you happen to be in DC on a weekend, then it is a guarantee at U Street that you will find plenty of partying, dancing, live music and of course flowing drinks. Some of the best spots in this area include the two rooftop bars Marvin (14th and U) and Local 16 (16th and U) along with the Caribbean themed Patty Patty Boom Boom (14th and U) or Solly’s U Street Tavern (11th and U). If great cocktails and speakeasies are your thing, don’t miss The Gibson. These places help make U Street one of the best neighborhoods for Washington DC nightlife.
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U Street Northwest
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Best Bars on U Street If you happen to be in DC on a weekend, then it is a guarantee at U Street that you will find plenty of partying, dancing, live music and of course flowing drinks. Some of the best spots in this area include the two rooftop bars Marvin (14th and U) and Local 16 (16th and U) along with the Caribbean themed Patty Patty Boom Boom (14th and U) or Solly’s U Street Tavern (11th and U). If great cocktails and speakeasies are your thing, don’t miss The Gibson. These places help make U Street one of the best neighborhoods for Washington DC nightlife.
14th Street NW & Logan Circle Best Bars on 14th Street 14th Street NW (between M & U) is the eating, drinking, and shopping heart of the popular Logan Circle neighborhood. This street has transformed over the past few years as the life of M Street started expanding north and the trendy U Street started expanding south. There are now dozens of popular bars and top DC restaurants for nearly every taste that have moved into the charming and historic buildings. Some of the best places to go out on 14th Street are: ChurchKey (for great beers), Le Diplomate (a French brasserie), Barcelona (Spanish tapas and wine bar), Masa 14 (pan-Latin specialties and a roof deck), and El Centro (the best tequila and margaritas selection in the city). These places help make 14th Street one of the best neighborhoods for Washington DC nightlife.
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Logan Circle
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14th Street NW & Logan Circle Best Bars on 14th Street 14th Street NW (between M & U) is the eating, drinking, and shopping heart of the popular Logan Circle neighborhood. This street has transformed over the past few years as the life of M Street started expanding north and the trendy U Street started expanding south. There are now dozens of popular bars and top DC restaurants for nearly every taste that have moved into the charming and historic buildings. Some of the best places to go out on 14th Street are: ChurchKey (for great beers), Le Diplomate (a French brasserie), Barcelona (Spanish tapas and wine bar), Masa 14 (pan-Latin specialties and a roof deck), and El Centro (the best tequila and margaritas selection in the city). These places help make 14th Street one of the best neighborhoods for Washington DC nightlife.
H Street NE Best bars on H Street The H Street NE neighborhood is one of Washington DC’s most recent gentrifying and “up and coming” areas. It’s historically rougher history became hipster, and now it’s on the cusp of becoming yuppy. However, it still has a lot of character and charm. It’s a great neighborhood to bar hop, but to get you started, Biergarten Haus, Ocopa, Atlas Arcade, Copycat Co, and Church & State are great places to start. These places help make H Street one of the best neighborhoods for Washington DC nightlife.
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H Street Northeast
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H Street NE Best bars on H Street The H Street NE neighborhood is one of Washington DC’s most recent gentrifying and “up and coming” areas. It’s historically rougher history became hipster, and now it’s on the cusp of becoming yuppy. However, it still has a lot of character and charm. It’s a great neighborhood to bar hop, but to get you started, Biergarten Haus, Ocopa, Atlas Arcade, Copycat Co, and Church & State are great places to start. These places help make H Street one of the best neighborhoods for Washington DC nightlife.
Georgetown is popular for its high-end shopping, dining, and nightlife, as well as it’s picturesque 18th and 19th century architecture, quaint cobblestone streets, waterfront harbor, and of course, Georgetown University. It has one of the best bar scenes in the city along M Street, with some additional spots along Wisconsin Avenue, which support both the DC elite that live in the neighborhood and the Georgetown University students. Georgetown is one of the nicest areas in the city. With a good mix of college students, tourists and some locals, Georgetown provides a fantastic array of bustling bars and clubs to enjoy. Want a lively piano bar? Head to Mr. Smith’s. In the mood for some low-key jazz? Head over to Blues Alley on Wisconsin Avenue or for those who are on a rather strict budget but still want to have a good time, make your way to Rhino Bar & Pumphouse on M and 33rd Street. Rye Bar and Old Glory are great Georgetown bars as well. While quite expensive, Bourbon (in the Four Seasons) has a great cocktail list and food menu. The Georgetown Waterfront has a lot of great options as well (our favorite is Farmers, Fishers, Bakers). These places help make Georgetown one of the best neighborhoods for Washington DC nightlife.
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Georgetown
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Georgetown is popular for its high-end shopping, dining, and nightlife, as well as it’s picturesque 18th and 19th century architecture, quaint cobblestone streets, waterfront harbor, and of course, Georgetown University. It has one of the best bar scenes in the city along M Street, with some additional spots along Wisconsin Avenue, which support both the DC elite that live in the neighborhood and the Georgetown University students. Georgetown is one of the nicest areas in the city. With a good mix of college students, tourists and some locals, Georgetown provides a fantastic array of bustling bars and clubs to enjoy. Want a lively piano bar? Head to Mr. Smith’s. In the mood for some low-key jazz? Head over to Blues Alley on Wisconsin Avenue or for those who are on a rather strict budget but still want to have a good time, make your way to Rhino Bar & Pumphouse on M and 33rd Street. Rye Bar and Old Glory are great Georgetown bars as well. While quite expensive, Bourbon (in the Four Seasons) has a great cocktail list and food menu. The Georgetown Waterfront has a lot of great options as well (our favorite is Farmers, Fishers, Bakers). These places help make Georgetown one of the best neighborhoods for Washington DC nightlife.