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Downtown DC By Day & Night

DC’s cosmopolitan downtown neighborhood offers a mix of in-demand restaurant options, high-end shopping and plenty of must-see museums. The bustling neighborhood (located next to the city’s equally buzzy Penn Quarter ) has seen a renaissance in recent years with the opening of CityCenterDC , an...

@jbcevents - FIg & Olive - CityCenterDC
Everything You Need to Know About DC’s Signature Dish: The Half-Smoke

What is a half-smoke? Paris has croissants, Baltimore has crab cakes, and Washington, DC has something called a half smoke. The town’s signature dish is a sausage, generally smoked before it’s grilled. They’re often a bit spicier and made of meat that’s more coarsely ground than a hot dog. Sources...

Ben's Chili Bowl
8 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
10 Things to See & Do in Capitol Riverfront

Since Nationals Park opened in 2008, Capitol Riverfront has become one of DC’s emerging neighborhoods. The experiences continue to grow, and we have 10 of our favorites listed to get you started:

Capitol Riverfront - Yards Park - Washington, DC
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
3 Days & Nights in the Nation’s Capital

Washington, DC is, of course, the capital city of the United States of America. The city’s iconic monuments, memorials and museums that many have only seen in history books or on television are larger than life on the National Mall. If this is your first time in DC, you’ll want to hit all the major...

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
100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: LGBT DC

Did you know the nation’s capital is one of the most gay-friendly cities in the country? In the 19th century, poet and gay icon Walt Whitman championed his ideals here. The city recognized same-sex marriage in 2009, six years before the 2015 Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage a national...

Pride Parade
A Sit-Down with a Foodie Incubator Founder in Petworth

If you’re a fan of pop-ups, then EatsPlace should be on your list of dining experiences in DC. The neighborhood restaurant and bar doubles as a food incubator and restaurant accelerator. On any given night you might catch a new chef, try a cuisine you’re not familiar with or take a cocktail class...

EatsPlace Founder Katy Chang - Petworth Food Incubator - Washington, DC
8 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.

The Dubliner - Capitol Hill - Washington, DC