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.

11 Historic Hotel Bars with Character & Cocktails

In its more than 200-year-history, DC has been home to hotels from humble 18th-century rooming houses to grand 19th-century overnighters. Raising a cold glass of something at a historic hotel bar is a time-honored tradition, and it’ll land you both in good company and in atmospheric surrounds.

Off The Record at The Hay-Adams - Historic Bar in Washington, DC
10 Things To Do Indoors, Day & Night in Washington, DC

DC’s monuments and outdoor spaces get a lot of press, but you can also find plenty of things to do inside, whether you’re fleeing wintery weather or trying to beat the heat in summer. From off-beat museums to plush spas, we’ve literally got you covered.

Union Market
20+ Places to Eat, Shop & Play on 14th Street

Bars, restaurants, galleries, boutiques, coffee shops, music venues, vintage stores: the 14th Street scene has an experience for everyone. Locals and visitors throng to this exceptional streetscape for its endless allure and ceaseless excitement. Read up on the spots that make 14th Street buzz.

Outdoor Patio of the Pearl Dive on 14th Street in DC
12 Great Patios for Eating & Drinking in Washington, DC

Some of the city’s best and hottest restaurants offer sunny or shaded seating, so whether you are a foodie or just looking for some outdoor shine, there are great options for you. Check out our list below and also make sure to read up on rooftop bars and beer gardens in the area. A reminder that...

Outdoor patio dining in Washington, DC - Fig and Olive restaurant in CityCenterDC
Where to Eat & Drink Around the National Mall

Home to Washington, DC’s iconic museums and monuments, the National Mall is also surrounded by some of the city’s best places to eat.The area stretches from the foot of the U.S. Capitol to the Potomac River, so prepare to work those legs! These restaurants will help you fuel up before, during or...

Art and Soul - Places to Eat in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in DC's Shaw Neighborhood

A short walk from Howard University from the north or Mount Vernon Square from the south, the ultra hot neighborhood of Shaw has made a name for itself with its mix of eclectic retail, raved about restaurants and bragging rights to some very cool African American jazz history. No national chains...

Haikan ramen restaurant in Shaw neighborhood - Where to eat in Shaw Washington, DC
20+ Rooftop Bars & Restaurants to Check Out in Washington, DC

It's always the right time to head out on the town, find the nearest rooftop bar and order up your favorite cocktail or draft beer. Feel the breeze and ease back at these District locales, who have set up shop up top for your warm weather pleasure.

DNV Rooftop at The Donovan  - Rooftop Bars in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat on the Capitol Riverfront

After a decades-long hiatus, baseball returned to DC in 2006, as the Washington Nationals came to town after relocating from Montreal. By 2008, the city had a brand-new ballpark in the form of Nationals Park, which revitalized the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Now, there are numerous notable...

District Winery - Winery, Bar and Restaurant on the Capitol Riverfront 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
13 Farm-to-Table Restaurants to Check Out in Washington, DC

The word “locavore” (defined as, “one who eats foods grown locally whenever possible”) was added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary a few years back; it’s also a concept that rules at many Washington, DC restaurants. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of must-try spots that source what’s on...

Convivial - Shaw Neighborhood Restaurant - Washington, DC