Food & Drink

Get a taste of the DC food scene and discover the best places to eat, drink and more in the nation's capital.

20+ Restaurants with Fires to Cozy Up to in Washington, DC

If you’re not fortunate enough to have a fireplace at home or space for a bonfire in the backyard, no worries – these bars and restaurants in the District have you covered with roaring fireplaces, warm wood-fired ovens and outdoor fire pits. So mosey on over to these prime spots for getting cozy,...

Farmers Fishers Bakers Winter Lounge Outdoor Dining with Fireplace in Georgetown - Cozy Restaurants with Fireplaces in Washington, DC
Breweries to Check Out In & Around Washington, DC

When you’re looking for a cold one, look beyond the big beer producers and taste something distinctly DC. Frosty, frothy, heady, hoppy, sour – whatever your preference, you can find it at any of these local breweries.

Shaw Brewpub - Right Proper Brewing Company - Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in Woodley Park

North of Dupont Circle – and across Rock Creek Park from the lively Adams Morgan – Woodley Park was one of several uptown neighborhoods where 19th- and early 20th-century Washington, DC residents escaped the summer heat. The neighborhood still boasts historic architecture and grand hotels. Modern...

@meghan1943 - Scene at Open City Restaurant - The Best Places to Eat in DC's Woodley Park Neighborhood
Exploring Shaw’s Alleys & Offshoots

In the 19th century, hundreds of intersecting alleys existed behind DC’s blocks of rowhouses. The brick-paved zones were home to stables, workshops and working-class dwellings. Today, many of these alleys are gone, but a few remain – and they’ve become some of the hottest areas for bars,...

Colorful street art mural in Shaw's Blagden Alley - Historic alleyway in Washington, DC
Cedric Maupillier Dishes on His French-American Mash Up in Shaw

A charming accent reveals Cedric Maupillier’s roots in the South of France. But the ambitious chef (also the force behind Adams Morgan ’s Mintwood Place ) recently became an American citizen, and the menu at his Shaw bistro borrows liberally from the cuisine of both countries. What’s the secret to...

Chicken Coq au Vin at Convivial - Dining in Shaw - Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in Columbia Heights

Historic row houses, modern apartments, major retail shops and some of the city’s most distinct dining enclaves put Columbia Heights on the map. With its everyone-is-welcome Sunday drum circle in Meridian Hill Park, as well as the city’s GALA Hispanic Theatre at the Tivoli Theatre, cultural...

@abrewedawakeningblog - Bad Saint Filipino Restaurant in Columbia Heights - Bon Appetit Best New Restaurant in The Country Finalist
14 Gay & Lesbian Bars to Check Out in Washington, DC

The diversity of DC’s LGBTQ community is growing by the day, resulting in a dynamic, exciting community with plenty of bars and clubs to choose from when it’s time to drink, dance and play. Read up on some of our favorite LGBTQ-friendly spots below.

Couple at Bar Dupont in Dupont Circle, Washington DC
20+ Great Patios for Eating & Drinking in Washington, DC

Many of the city’s best restaurants and most exciting bars offer outdoor seating, so whether you're a foodie or just looking for some sunshine, there are great options for you. Check out our list of the best DC patios below, and also make sure to read up on the top rooftop bars and beer gardens in...

Outdoor dining on patio at Lupo Verde on 14th Street - Best restaurant patios in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in Adams Morgan

Adams Morgan is known for its millennial-friendly scene that features a diverse mix of bars and lounges along with hip stores selling clothing, furniture and records. However, the neighborhood’s burgeoning restaurant scene (which scored a Michelin star for one of its restaurants) adds another...

The Best Restaurants and Places to Eat in Adams Morgan - Mintwood Place by Cedric Maupillier in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in Petworth

The Lincoln Memorial may loom large on the National Mall, but it was the neighborhood of Petworth where the 16th president used to sojourn in the summer. Petworth is home to President Lincoln’s Cottage , his summer home-turned-historical attraction, and the up-and-coming area is also home to a...

Diners at Petworth Citizen & Reading Room - Places to eat in Washington, DC