DC Cool

Here's what you need to experience the local side of the District, from hot restaurants to the best vintage shops and Instagram spots.

Cedric Maupillier Dishes on His French-American Mash Up in Shaw

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 Shaw bistro borrows liberally from the cuisine of both countries. What’s the secret to...

Chicken Coq au Vin at Convivial - Dining in Shaw - Washington, DC
Made in DC: 19 Local Businesses That Deserve Your Attention

The best keepsake from a great vacation is a product or experience that truly embodies the city that you visited. With that mind, we’re featuring DC businesses that reflect the city’s entrepreneurial streak while producing a notable product. Each of these vendors are members of Made in DC , a local...

District Doughnut - Made in DC - Shop Local in Washington, DC
14 Can’t-Miss Presidential Dining Experiences in Washington, DC

White House invites are tough to come by, so why not get presidential at some of DC’s finest dining establishments? Even First Families have been known to get out on the town and enjoy meals at these acclaimed restaurants.

Old Ebbitt Grill - Presidential Dining Experiences in Washington, DC
20+ Romantic Date Ideas in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital is quite the place to have a date night or romantic getaway. From its renowned dining scene to its majestic monuments, memorials and museums to its world-class hotels , Washington, DC has everything that a couple could want in an excursion. Read on for 20 of the most romantic...

Romantic Date Ideas in Washington, DC
30+ Concerts to Check Out This Fall in Washington, DC

Alright, so, summer is over (or almost, anyway). We’re disappointed. You’re disappointed. But have no fear! Many of Washington, DC’s music venues will welcome dozens of great artists from numerous genres to their stages this fall . Among these venues: The Anthem, a 6,000-seat masterpiece that is...

Musical Performance at the 9:30 Club Concert Venue - Concerts in Washington, DC
11 Vintage Shops for New-to-You Finds

From luxe labels to locally owned boutiques, there’s no shortage of places for DC’s fashionistas to make a statement—and their last-season finds are your newest treasures. Check out these vintage boutiques for second-time-around gems.

Vintage Fashion at Meeps in Washington, DC
#MyDCcool: Summer Sweepstakes

Enter to win our #MyDCcool: August Summer Getaway for a chance to win a weekend getaway to the nation’s capital for two including a hotel stay, dining experiences, tickets to local attractions and more. You can enter to win multiple times a day, every day! #MyDCcool: August Summer Getaway For more...

#MyDCcool Summer Sweepstakes: Visit Washington, DC This Summer!
17 Things to See & Do at The Wharf in Washington, DC

Home to the nation’s longest continually operating open-air fish market, The Wharf has transformed into DC’s most exciting waterfront destination. Phase one of the sustainable neighborhood development opened to the public in mid-October 2017, with retail, restaurant and other openings continuing...

The Anthem at The Wharf on the Southwest Waterfront - Dining, Shopping and Entertainment Destination in Washington, DC
11 Wine Bars to Get Your Vino Fix in Washington, DC

Ready for a glass of red? A bottle of white? Maybe some frosé? Us, too. Take your pick of these standout wine bars – where you can have your pick of fantastic bites, too – in Washington, DC.

District Winery - Winery, Bar and Restaurant on the Capitol Riverfront in Washington, 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