Activities in DC

Where to Eat, Drink & Play in 

Neighborhood Guides for food, bars, entertainment, and green spaces in DC 

U Street/14th Street NW: 

One of DC's busiest and most lively neighborhoods this is a great place to walk around and feel what DC living is like. Tons of small, locally owned shops, and lots of food options!

Nearest Metro: U Street/Cardozo
 
Greenery:
Meridian Hill/Malcom X Park
Logan Circle
LeDoit Park/Common Good City Farm
 
Food that is cheap(ish) and tasty:
U&Pizza-pizza (veg and vegan options)
Amsterdam Falafel-falafel (veg and vegan)
Taylor Gourmet-salads and sandwiches (veg and vegan)
Bake House-coffee shop/bakery, sells sandwiches at lunchtime (veg and vegan)
 
Food that is less cheap and very tasty:
Busboys and Poets: A social justice-driven magical place, wide variety of food (lots of veg and vegan options)
Matchbox-fancy pizzas super delicious (some veg and vegan options)
Compass Rose-small plates (some veg options)
Thai X-rossing-tasty fixed menu Thai food
Tico-fancy Mexican
Yes! Organic Market-health food store
Whole Foods
 
Drinks:
Garden District/Beer Garden
American Ice Company
Matchbox (for great cocktails)
Bar Pilar
St. Ex
 
Music Venues/Entertainment:
U Street Music Hall
9:30 Club
Black Cat
Busboys and Poets (film screenings/open mic nights/poetry events)
 
H Street NE: A quickly developing neighborhood just a 30 minute walk from the Capitol Building
 
Nearest Metro: Union Station or NOMA
Bus lines X2, 90, 92
 
Greenery:
Arboretum
Lincoln Park
Stanton Park
Galludet Campus
 
Food that is cheap(ish) and tasty:
H&Pizza-pizza (veg abd vegan options)
Taylor Gourmet-salads and sandwiches (veg and vegan options)
Sol Tacos-Mexican (veg and vegan options)
Copy Cat Co.-dumplings and bao (veg options)
 
Food that is less cheap and very tasty:
Redrocks-fancy pizzas (veg options)
Toki Underground-ramen
Sticky Rice-sushi/Asian food (lots of veg and vegan options)
Queen Vic-British pub (some veg options)
 
Drinks:
Queen Vic
Star and Shamrock
Beer Garten Hous
Vendetta
H Street Country Club
 
Entertainment/Music:
Rock N Roll Hotel
The Argonaut (trivia night)
H Street Country Club (skee ball, games)
Arcade Bar
 
Dupont Circle: Right in the heart of the city! A great place to chill, meet up with folks, and people-watch.
 
Nearest Metro: Dupont Circle
 
Greenery:
Dupont Fountain
(the bottom part of) Rock Creek Park 
 
Food that is cheap(ish) and tasty:
Shop House- Southeast Asian flavored Chipotle (vegan options)
Sweet Green-tasty salad creations (veg and vegan options)
Panera-sandwiches/bakery
 
Food that is less cheap and very tasty:
Teaism-tea shop with an extensive food menu (veg options)
Pansaari-Indian food and chai bar (veg options)
Dukes Grocery-American food (some veg options)
Floriana-Italian food (some veg options)
 
Drinks:
18th Street Lounge
Russia House
Embassy Row Hotel Bar
 
Entertainment/Music:
18th Street Lounge (weekend nights)
Kramers Books
 
Eastern Market/Barracks Row: a really lovely neighborhood just a stones throw from the Capitol
 
Nearest Metro: Eastern Market
 
Greenery:
US Botanical Garden
Lincoln Park
Garfield Park
Congressional Cemetery
 
Food that is cheap(ish) and tasty:
District Taco-tacos (veg and vegan options)
Chipotle
Eastern Market (farm stands and food vendors)
Bayou Bakery-coffee shop/Louisiana themed restaurant (some veg options)
Bourbon Cafe-coffee shop/bakery 
 
Food that is less cheap and very tasty:
Matchbox-fancy pizzas (some veg and vegan options)
Rose's Luxury-fancy small plates (one of the top 50 restaurants in America!) some veg options
Cava-Mediterranean small plates (veg)
Pineapple and Pearl-coffee shop/sandwiches owned by Roses Luxury
Yes! Organic Market-Health a Food Store
 
Drinks:
Ambar
Matchbox (tasty cocktails)
The Ugly Mug 

Places to Practice Yoga: 

WithLoveDC hosts free or donation based pop ups all over the city!
Check their calendar at www.withlovedc.com
Yoga District has seven studios and offers the cheapest classes of all the DC studios
Be Here Now Yoga in Eastern Market
Buddha B Yoga on U Street
Kali Yoga in Columbia Heights

Other Places to Visit: 

The Renwick Art Gallery (free and AMAZING, go during the week to avoid long lines and crowds)
The National Mall (see the sites and stop into a dozen free museums all around the park)
Nationals Park for a ball game, located on the metro.

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