Having spurred the H Street Corridor's renaissance, Atlas Theater's mission is to foster the growth of performing artists in the region. Catch a film, jazz, spoken word or theater performance in this former movie palace that is Art Deco on the outside and surprisingly state of the art inside. Enjoy a beer while meeting new friends in the welcoming lobby, pre- or post-show.
Come to art dealers Leigh Conner and Jamie Smith's envelope-pushing gallery with an open mind, and leave enlightened. There may be a mix of colorful photographs, multimedia installations, and paintings against the gallery's stark white backdrop is visually stunning in itself, not to mention the intricacies of each eclectic piece, in this nationally recognized contemporary gallery in the nearby Trinidad neighborhood.
A music venue and nightclub, the R&R is not the place for, well, R&R. Rooms on the second floor are designed like a real hotel, with comfy couches to match, while a rooftop deck offers a breath of fresh air when rock concert crowds pack the house. Those not used to loud concerts in a relatively small space should bring earplugs to get the most out of the night. The upstairs bar usually offers more respite from the action.
Named after the pub on the popular British soap opera “Eastenders,” Queen Vic keeps dozens of UK ales, stouts, ciders and lagers on tap whilst serving British favorites like fish and chips or marrow bones on toast. Patrons enjoy the laid-back atmosphere; some even reading books at the bar. In solidarity with Britain's traditional weekly family feasts, Queen Vic offers a fixed meal of roast beef, duck fat roasted potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables and gravy on Sunday afternoons. The pub also special orders “tuck shop” items for anyone with a taste for British mainstays, like Mars Bars, Robinson's Lemon Barley Water, and Heinz HP Sauce.