Get some shopping in at the boutiques in the bustling U Street/Shaw neighborhood. Home décor and new and vintage clothing boutiques, featuring emerging designers, like Current Boutique, Redeem, Lou Lou, Muleh and Treasury are all worth checking out. .
Owned and operated by one of the LGBT community’s own Jamie Leeds, Hank’s Oyster Bar serves up fresh seafood and tasty sides near Dupont Circle. Oysters come served on the half-shell, sake-style, fried and “BBQ-hog island style.”
Stay the night at The Dupont Circle Hotel, immediately off of the Circle, and enjoy Bar Dupont, the Euro-style brasserie with enough goodies to sate even the most discerning wine and martini connoisseurs.
Phase 1, reportedly the nation’s oldest lesbian bar, opened in 1970 and is still going strong. At this Eastern Market staple, there is something here for all the ladies. Dance to the latest Beyonce or “I’ll break” to a game of 8 ball.
Check out upcoming events by the DC Kings, the longest running Drag King show in the world, which has monthly events, often at Phase 1.
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