Shaw

The Neighborhood of Millennials, Coffee Bars and Live Music

Derek Brown on the Cocktail Scene in Washington, DC

When it comes to craft cocktails, there’s a whole lot shakin’ in the nation’s capital. All the rage at the moment are the growing number of speakeasies, bars and lounges devoted exclusively to serving expertly measured and mixed drinks. Add to that, four distinct distilleries have popped up in the...

Southern Efficiency - Derek Brown, James Beard Nominee - 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,...

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...

Eat the Rich - Where to Eat in Shaw - Washington, DC
Cedric Maupillier Dishes on the French-American Mash Up at Convivial

A charming accent reveals Cedric Maupillier’s roots in the South of France. But the ambitious chef (also the force behind Adams Morgan’s Mintwood Place ) recently became an American citizen, and the menu at his new Shaw bistro borrows liberally from the cuisine of both countries. What’s the secret...

Chicken Coq au Vin at Convivial - Dining in Shaw - Washington, DC
10 Things to See & Do in Shaw

African-American history runs deep in Shaw , a rowhouse-, restaurant- and retail-filled neighborhood northeast of the White House. Duke Ellington was born here, and he and other stars of “Black Broadway” played at nearby theaters that are still standing. These days, the zone is just as well known...

Shaw Brewpub - Right Proper Brewing Company - Washington, DC