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The Gems of 16th St Heights and Washington, DC

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The Gems of 16th St Heights and Washington, DC

Food Scene
Here you'll get a true neighborhood vibe!
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Highlands
4706 14th Street Northwest
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Here you'll get a true neighborhood vibe!
One of DC's hottest, trendiest new restaurants. Family and budget friendly (as far as trendy restaurants go in Washington)!
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Little Coco's
3907 14th St NW
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One of DC's hottest, trendiest new restaurants. Family and budget friendly (as far as trendy restaurants go in Washington)!
DC's best Mexican food - everything homemade from family from Puebla. Full bar and outdoor dining. Friendly and vibrant.
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Taqueria Habanero
3710 14th Street Northwest
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DC's best Mexican food - everything homemade from family from Puebla. Full bar and outdoor dining. Friendly and vibrant.
This is a very unique local restaurant and bar. Completely restored to its Art Deco glory. It offers exceptional food and finely crafted cocktails. Super casual, it's the kind of place where neighbors meet, revel, and even bring their kids. There is a secret reading room in the back with a selection of unique reads (that you can even check out and take home!- All on the honor system).
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Petworth Citizen & Reading Room
829 Upshur Street Northwest
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This is a very unique local restaurant and bar. Completely restored to its Art Deco glory. It offers exceptional food and finely crafted cocktails. Super casual, it's the kind of place where neighbors meet, revel, and even bring their kids. There is a secret reading room in the back with a selection of unique reads (that you can even check out and take home!- All on the honor system).
Many places to chose from. You can buy everything you need from local grocers, wine stores, bakeries and specialty shops. There is even a make and paint your own pottery shop which is great for the kids. The Avalon theater is one of Washington's most stunning and intimate movie houses, that has been restored to it's full Art Deco glory. They play everything from blockbusters to art films. Here, you'll mix and mingle with friendly locals who take great pride in their neighborhood. Tip: Go to Cleveland Park Wine and Spirits and ask for Tony the Wine Guy. He has a dedicated following and there are always tastings, and mingling of some of Washington's most interesting people!
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Cleveland Park
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Many places to chose from. You can buy everything you need from local grocers, wine stores, bakeries and specialty shops. There is even a make and paint your own pottery shop which is great for the kids. The Avalon theater is one of Washington's most stunning and intimate movie houses, that has been restored to it's full Art Deco glory. They play everything from blockbusters to art films. Here, you'll mix and mingle with friendly locals who take great pride in their neighborhood. Tip: Go to Cleveland Park Wine and Spirits and ask for Tony the Wine Guy. He has a dedicated following and there are always tastings, and mingling of some of Washington's most interesting people!
Hip new joint featuring authentic Mexican food, tequila, and mezcal!
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Mezcalero Cocina Mexicana
3714 14th St NW
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Hip new joint featuring authentic Mexican food, tequila, and mezcal!
Greek restaurant that serves excellent food. Great prices and family friendly. Great for take out or dining in.
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Athena Grill
4720 14th St NW
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Greek restaurant that serves excellent food. Great prices and family friendly. Great for take out or dining in.
DC's favorite sandwich shop, much loved by Obama who dines here. They also deliver!
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Taylor Gourmet
1908 14th Street Northwest
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DC's favorite sandwich shop, much loved by Obama who dines here. They also deliver!
A local favorite for their local oysters and seafood. Make sure to check out their happy hour for 1/2 price oysters, which are also available all day on Sundays. Be sure to check out the bar and pub upstairs. Vibrant and very fun!
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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
1612 14th Street Northwest
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A local favorite for their local oysters and seafood. Make sure to check out their happy hour for 1/2 price oysters, which are also available all day on Sundays. Be sure to check out the bar and pub upstairs. Vibrant and very fun!
Said to have the best coffee in DC!
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Peregrine Espresso
1718 14th Street Northwest
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Said to have the best coffee in DC!
Straight out of the 1940's this place is a Washington institution serving up local crabcakes and other Chesepeake favorites. Excellent prices and old-time ambiance.
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Crisfield Seafood
8012 Georgia Avenue
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Straight out of the 1940's this place is a Washington institution serving up local crabcakes and other Chesepeake favorites. Excellent prices and old-time ambiance.
This Asian-fusion restaurant is Michelin Star-rated, and completely unassuming. It has a casual, cozy vibe and an amazing wine list. Very friendly service ensures a memorable meal.
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Pom Pom
828 Upshur St NW
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This Asian-fusion restaurant is Michelin Star-rated, and completely unassuming. It has a casual, cozy vibe and an amazing wine list. Very friendly service ensures a memorable meal.
Hot new pizza restaurant serving gourmet pies.
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Timber Pizza Company
809 Upshur St NW
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Hot new pizza restaurant serving gourmet pies.
Super hot, chic new restaurant featuring upscale Cuban cuisine and amazing pina coladas (made with super fresh ingredients). Great for couples and families. Only a 10 minute walk away.
Little Havana
3704 14th St NW
Super hot, chic new restaurant featuring upscale Cuban cuisine and amazing pina coladas (made with super fresh ingredients). Great for couples and families. Only a 10 minute walk away.
This place is a neighborhood institution! Pick your fish and it's broiled or fried to your liking served with amazing home-made Southern sides.
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Fish In the Hood
3601 Georgia Avenue Northwest
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This place is a neighborhood institution! Pick your fish and it's broiled or fried to your liking served with amazing home-made Southern sides.
Nice but casual Mexican family restaurant. Solid food, menu and service.
Las Placitas
4724 14th St NW
Nice but casual Mexican family restaurant. Solid food, menu and service.
Super hot, nationally-reknown Philippino joint with limited seating. First come-first served basis, so get there early! It's an experience not to be missed!
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Bad Saint
3226 11th St NW
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Super hot, nationally-reknown Philippino joint with limited seating. First come-first served basis, so get there early! It's an experience not to be missed!
A great little gem of a restaurant and bar with craft cocktails and a romantic ambiance. Great for a meal or drinks and a bite. Excellent seating indoors and out.
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Room 11
3234 11th St NW
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A great little gem of a restaurant and bar with craft cocktails and a romantic ambiance. Great for a meal or drinks and a bite. Excellent seating indoors and out.
This is a bakery and so much more. Considered to have some of the best bread and baked goods in DC! Space to eat in if you want a coffee, breakfast or lunch.
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Bread Furst
4434 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
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This is a bakery and so much more. Considered to have some of the best bread and baked goods in DC! Space to eat in if you want a coffee, breakfast or lunch.
One can hardly call this a "restaurant". It's a local joint that's been around for decades and caters to the bus drivers (one of DC's biggest bus facility is across the street). Inexpensive takeout or counter seating. Always have wings and potatoes available for immediate carry out. A reliable standby for those who know DC.
Smokey's
4714 14th St NW
One can hardly call this a "restaurant". It's a local joint that's been around for decades and caters to the bus drivers (one of DC's biggest bus facility is across the street). Inexpensive takeout or counter seating. Always have wings and potatoes available for immediate carry out. A reliable standby for those who know DC.
One of the best things about DC, especially the Columbia Heights area, is the El Salvadorian food. If you think it's the same as Mexican, think again. This place has some if the best selections and is excellent for happy hour, dining in, or take out.
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El Rinconcito Cafe II
1326 Park Road Northwest
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One of the best things about DC, especially the Columbia Heights area, is the El Salvadorian food. If you think it's the same as Mexican, think again. This place has some if the best selections and is excellent for happy hour, dining in, or take out.
This Laotian restaurant is fairly close and offers amazing and exotic food in a casual, yet slightly upscale environment. Also has a bar, and has some great beers, wines. and cocktails for order.
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Thip Khao
3462 14th St NW
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This Laotian restaurant is fairly close and offers amazing and exotic food in a casual, yet slightly upscale environment. Also has a bar, and has some great beers, wines. and cocktails for order.
Drinks & Nightlife
The friendliest neighborhood bar in DC, with gorgeous rooftop deck!
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Red Derby
3718 14th St NW
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The friendliest neighborhood bar in DC, with gorgeous rooftop deck!
3 Blocks or trendy bars and restaurants are some of the coolest in the city!
Upshur Street Northwest
3 Blocks or trendy bars and restaurants are some of the coolest in the city!
Popular bar with outdoor patio. Known for late-night brunches on weekends, great beer menu, hip vibe and pinball.
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Lyman's Tavern
3720 14th Street Northwest
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Popular bar with outdoor patio. Known for late-night brunches on weekends, great beer menu, hip vibe and pinball.
This is one of the most popular venues in the city. It's small, but attracts some of the biggest performers from around the world. DC was votied the best city for music recently by Billboard and Rolling Stone, much in part because of this venue.
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9:30
815 V Street Northwest
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This is one of the most popular venues in the city. It's small, but attracts some of the biggest performers from around the world. DC was votied the best city for music recently by Billboard and Rolling Stone, much in part because of this venue.
From one of DC's most revered small chain of restaurants comes this beautiful and intimate cocktail bars serving up unique and delicious drinks.
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Hank's Cocktail Bar
819 Upshur St NW
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From one of DC's most revered small chain of restaurants comes this beautiful and intimate cocktail bars serving up unique and delicious drinks.
Neighborhood gastropub with friendly staff offering great selection of changing beers on tap and tasty food. Great outdoor dining and place to view soccer games.
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The Airedale DC
3605 14th Street Northwest
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Neighborhood gastropub with friendly staff offering great selection of changing beers on tap and tasty food. Great outdoor dining and place to view soccer games.
Local tavern just a few minutes from the house. Recently opened by some of DC's most respected bar owners. Excellent ambiance, food and cocktails. Great indoor and outdoor seating.
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Moreland's Tavern
5501 14th St NW
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Local tavern just a few minutes from the house. Recently opened by some of DC's most respected bar owners. Excellent ambiance, food and cocktails. Great indoor and outdoor seating.
Heavy metal themed bar with burgers. How could it get any better?
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Slash Run
201 Upshur Street Northwest
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Heavy metal themed bar with burgers. How could it get any better?
Owned by the famed Thievery Corporation duo, this large space offers several rooms with live music including electronic, jazz, and reggae. Very quiet early in the evening, and offers happy hour specials until 8pm. Locals know the best place to dance is here on Sunday nights. You'll see some amazing moves and breakdancing, which occasionally gets competitive as people face-off to out dance others - but it's all in good fun.
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Eighteenth Street Lounge
1212 18 Street Northwest
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Owned by the famed Thievery Corporation duo, this large space offers several rooms with live music including electronic, jazz, and reggae. Very quiet early in the evening, and offers happy hour specials until 8pm. Locals know the best place to dance is here on Sunday nights. You'll see some amazing moves and breakdancing, which occasionally gets competitive as people face-off to out dance others - but it's all in good fun.
Parks & Nature
Travel through DC via beautiful National Park.
Rock Creek Park Bike Trail
Travel through DC via beautiful National Park.
Neighborhood pools open seasonally.
Upshur Outdoor Pool
4300 Arkansas Avenue Northwest
Neighborhood pools open seasonally.
Take your pooch to this clean and close dog park.
Upshur Dog Park
4300 Arkansas Ave NW
Take your pooch to this clean and close dog park.
Playground and outdoor sports fields.
Upshur Recreation Center
4300 Arkansas Avenue Northwest
Playground and outdoor sports fields.
See the historic C & O Canal and historic buildings from the 18th Century and hike across stunning waterfalls that will take your breath away. This area is not to be missed in the fall, as it's a wonderful place to see the colorful foliage. Highly recommended trip for anyone with a car.
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Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center
11710 Macarthur Boulevard Northwest
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See the historic C & O Canal and historic buildings from the 18th Century and hike across stunning waterfalls that will take your breath away. This area is not to be missed in the fall, as it's a wonderful place to see the colorful foliage. Highly recommended trip for anyone with a car.
Historic stone mill from 18th century offers events, demonstrations, and information on Rock Creek Park. Beautiful area with parking and picnic grounds. Walkable from the house.
Peirce Mill
Historic stone mill from 18th century offers events, demonstrations, and information on Rock Creek Park. Beautiful area with parking and picnic grounds. Walkable from the house.
Expansive gym, with basketball court, pool, and lots of classes. Easily accessible by foot or by bus. They also offer shorter term memberships and day use.
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Washington Sports Clubs
3100 14th Street Northwest
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Expansive gym, with basketball court, pool, and lots of classes. Easily accessible by foot or by bus. They also offer shorter term memberships and day use.
Arts & Culture
One of the little-known gems in DC, this historic mansion has some of the most beautiful gardens and the largest collection of Russian art and treasures in the US!
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Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
4155 Linnean Avenue Northwest
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One of the little-known gems in DC, this historic mansion has some of the most beautiful gardens and the largest collection of Russian art and treasures in the US!
Free museum featuring American arts and crafts. Recently renovated they have amazing interactive exhibits. Great for a date or for the whole family!
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Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW
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Free museum featuring American arts and crafts. Recently renovated they have amazing interactive exhibits. Great for a date or for the whole family!
Don't miss the opera, ballet or symphony in this stunning facility on the river. Free concerts every evening in the spring and summer.
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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street Northwest
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Don't miss the opera, ballet or symphony in this stunning facility on the river. Free concerts every evening in the spring and summer.
Entertainment & Activities
Enjoy live music, sporting events, outdoor activities, theater, picnicking, in gorgeous setting within walking distance.
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Carter Barron Amphitheatre
4850 Colorado Avenue Northwest
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Enjoy live music, sporting events, outdoor activities, theater, picnicking, in gorgeous setting within walking distance.
See one of the world's best zoos featuring Washington's famous pandas. Beautiful scenery and fun for the whole family. Parking available on site and easily accessible from the house. Best thing about it - it's free!
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Smithsonian National Zoological Park
3001 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
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See one of the world's best zoos featuring Washington's famous pandas. Beautiful scenery and fun for the whole family. Parking available on site and easily accessible from the house. Best thing about it - it's free!
Essentials
Friendly neighborhood dry cleaner will clean your clothes fast!
Duo Cleaners
4710 14th St NW
Friendly neighborhood dry cleaner will clean your clothes fast!
Find everything you need, including decent selection of beer and wine at this friendly neighborhood grocer affectionately referred to as "Mama's".
Super Saver Grocery
4413 14th St NW
Find everything you need, including decent selection of beer and wine at this friendly neighborhood grocer affectionately referred to as "Mama's".
Less than a mile from the house this 24/7 store has all the essentials plus great beer and wine. They also offer free parking in the garage.
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Safeway
3830 Georgia Avenue Northwest
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Less than a mile from the house this 24/7 store has all the essentials plus great beer and wine. They also offer free parking in the garage.
Getting Around
Rent for the hour or day. Drop off anywhere in the city!
Capital Bikeshare - 14th St Heights
Rent for the hour or day. Drop off anywhere in the city!
Take any of the "S" buses, including the Express S1, for a speedy trip up or downtown and avoid the headaches of the subway!
16th St & Buchanan St
Take any of the "S" buses, including the Express S1, for a speedy trip up or downtown and avoid the headaches of the subway!
Walk to metro!
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Georgia Ave-Petworth Station
3700 Georgia Ave NW
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Walk to metro!
Walk to Metro!
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Columbia Heights Station
3030 14th St. NW
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Walk to Metro!