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.

The Best Places to Eat in Georgetown

The spires of Georgetown University’s classic buildings set the scene for DC’s oldest neighborhood , which today attracts a cross-section of visitors, including pastel-loving preppy college students, Washington’s old guard and young professionals who want to unwind at the neighborhood’s waterfront...

Diners outside at Fiola Mare seafood restaurant in Georgetown - Restaurant on the waterfront in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in Penn Quarter & Chinatown

A cool collection of museums, theaters, restaurants, retail and the Capital One Arena —which is home to the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics when it’s not hosting an all-star lineup of concerts—make Penn Quarter and Chinatown one of the city’s most engaging entertainment districts...

Brunch at Zaytinya by José Andrés - Bib Gourmand Michelin Restaurant in Chinatown Washington, DC
14 Great Beer Gardens to Check Out In & Around Washington, DC

DC’s booming food and drinks scene has helped to propel a buzzworthy beer community. Check out these open-air beer gardens in and around Washington, DC offering suds, snacks and convivial settings for downing a cold one alfresco.

Friends around fire at Wunder Garten in NoMa - The best beer gardens in and around Washington, DC
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
Where to Find Pumpkin & Other Fall Flavors in Washington, DC

With pumpkin spice rolling out earlier and earlier every year, you can satiate your sweet tooth while bringing full-on pumpkin power before the leaves even change colors. But pumpkin’s not the only fall flavor on the block. We’ve got a roundup of the best places to find tastes of autumn amazingness...

Ice Cream Jubilee Fall Flavors - Ice Cream in Washington, DC
9 Wine Bars & Wineries to Get Your Vino Fix in Washington, DC

Ready for a glass of red? A bottle of white? Maybe some frosé? Us, too. Take your pick of these standout wine bars – where you can have your pick of fantastic bites, too – in Washington, DC.

Pizzas and wine from City Winery in Ivy City - Urban winery, restaurant and event space in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in Anacostia

Anacostia is full of DC cultural history. Cedar Hill , the former home of abolitionist Frederick Douglass, is a popular attraction, while the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum provides an in-depth look at the neighborhood’s past. The Anacostia Arts Center serves as a creative cultural hub, and...

Things to See & Do in Anacostia - Washington, DC
20 Romantic Date Ideas in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital is the picture-perfect setting for that idyllic date night or romantic getaway. From its renowned dining scene and romantic restaurants to its majestic monuments, memorials and world-class hotels , Washington, DC has everything that a couple could want in the perfect evening...

Couple viewing Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party at The Phillips Collection - Museums and Date Spots in Washington, DC
8 Distilleries You Should Know About In & Around Washington, DC

It seems fitting that in the region that serves as the birthplace of American whiskey and in close proximity to where Congress ratified the amendment that brought Prohibition to an end is a thriving vodka, gin, rum and whiskey distillery scene. In recent years many DC locals have turned their hand...

@rlopez809 / @oneeightd - View of the distillery at One Eight Distilling in DC's Ivy City neighborhood
The Best Places to Eat in Upper Northwest DC

As you explore DC’s Upper Northwest neighborhoods, you’ll discover tree-lined streets and family homes as the city’s urban vibe turns suburban. Cleveland Park, Friendship Heights, Glover Park, Van Ness and Tenleytown can all be found in Upper Northwest, and attractions like Hillwood Estate, Museum...

Diners at Casolare - Places to Eat in Glover Park - Washington, DC