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.

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
20+ Hot Restaurants to Try Now in Washington, DC

In case you missed it, the nation's capital has officially become a top tier foodie destination with a stream of accolades. The city was anointed with its first Michelin Guide , named Bon Appétit magazine's restaurant city of the year and Zagat 's hottest food city in 2016 and three restaurants,...

The Dabney - Shaw - Blagden Alley - Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in Brookland

The concentration of Catholic churches and monasteries surrounding the campus of Catholic University in this leafy neighborhood earned it the nickname of “Little Rome.” In addition to the attendant Italian restaurants that come with that suitable nickname, Brookland is also home to a handful of...

Diners at Brookland Pint at Monroe Street Market - Restaurants in Brookland - Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat on U Street

Take a stroll down U Street and you’ll find an eclectic array of entertainment options, from live music venues celebrating the neighborhood’s deep roots in the African American jazz scene to up-all-night restaurants that attract U Street’s social set. The neighborhood is worth exploring for foodies...

El Rey - Places to Eat on U Street - Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in DC's NoMa Neighborhood

NoMa (stands for North of Massachusetts Avenue) was once a hub for wholesale food vendors and industrial warehouses, but now acts as a foodie mecca in the heart of DC. The opening of Union Market kicked off NoMa’s renaissance and this pocket of the city is now attracting a host of up-and-coming...

Diners at Rappahannock Oyster Co. - Places to Eat at Union Market - Washington, DC
Stars of the Show: Award-Winning Restaurants in Washington, DC

As you may have heard, DC’s dining scene has arrived. After the release of its first Michelin Guide , we decided to compile the city’s award-winning restaurants that require your attention. Accolades include Bib Gourmand or star-status in the aforementioned guide, James Beard Awards , RAMMY Awards...

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace on 14th Street NW - Award-Winning Restaurant and Oyster Bar in Washington, DC
9 Distilleries You Should Know About In & Around Washington, DC

It seems fitting that in close proximity to where Congress ratified the amendment that bought Prohibition to an end is a thriving vodka, gin, rum and bourbon distillery scene. In recent years many DC locals have turned their hand to craft distilling. See how spirits are made and sample the end...

Republic Restoratives Distillery - Washington, DC
13 Gay & Lesbian Bars to Check Out in Washington, DC

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

Couple at Bar Dupont in Dupont Circle, 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
The Best Places to Eat in Foggy Bottom

DC’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood (named for the fog that clings to it in the morning) features culture vultures, history buffs and discerning diners, and is also home to the prestigious George Washington University. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts looms large on the banks of the...

District Commons - Where to Eat in Foggy Bottom - Washington, DC