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11 Places to Get Cozy in Washington, DC

If you’re not fortunate enough to have a fireplace at your home, or space for a bonfire in the backyard, no worries – DC has you covered. Numerous restaurants and hotels have lounging areas fit for shaking off the burrrr of winter with fireplaces and heaters to go with dishes and drinks sure to...

Barcelona DC
100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Restaurants, Food & Wine

Although you won't find anything completely free on this list, you will discover that DC's dining scene offers lots of affordable options. Check out this list which features some local food upstarts, happy hour heroes and other edible options, including DC's signature sausage, the half-smoke.

bens chili bowl
What to Do on a Snow Day in Washington, DC

Even major blizzards don’t stop Washington, DC residents and visitors from donning their snow gear and taking to the streets to play. In DC, there’s a snowball fight association, sleds are MacGyvered to great (and not so great) effect and legendary restaurants and bars dare to deliver a cozy ski...

40+ Things to Do This September in Washington, DC

Events DC Blues Festival – Sept. 3 The annual DC Blues Festival is more than two decades old, and it ain’t losing steam anytime soon. Staged at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Rock Creek Park, the all-day extravaganza features well-known local artists, instrument and vocal workshops, and even an...

H Street Festival 2015
Summer Festivals in Washington, DC

In summertime, DC loosens up its tie and turns into one big festival. From June to August, there are public parties featuring kid’s fun, music and loads of culture. A few of the best: For Culture Vultures The Smithsonian Folklife Festival salutes different international and American cultures every...

Half Street Fairgrounds
Sitting Down with Jamie Leeds, Owner of Hank’s Oyster Bar

Ten years ago, the crab cake was king of local menus, then Jamie Leeds opened a niche market: oysters. Thanks to her, the capital is enjoying oyster-centric gastropubs, but her baby, Hank's Oyster Bar , stands tall above them all. Leeds sat down with us to answer a few of our most burning questions...

Hank's Oyster Bar - Dupont Circle - Washington, DC
20+ Rooftop Bars & Restaurants to Experience in Washington, DC

Summertime is 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 Washington, DC
13 Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Friday Grand Opening of National Museum of African American History and Culture Pay witness to a historic moment in DC when the National Museum of African American History and Culture officially opens its doors on Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. Both before and after this moment, events will honor the momentous...

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture - Washington, DC
12 Ways to Celebrate Election Season in Washington, DC

With DC serving as the nation’s capital, it’s only fitting that restaurants and bars throughout the city would gear up for election season with themed specials. We’ve collected our favorites and shared them below – offers range from cocktails to cuts of steak. Enjoy them all before you cast your...

White House - Fall Foliage Surrounding South Portico - Washington, DC
14 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