Food & Drink

Get a taste of the DC food scene and discover the best places to eat, drink and more in the nation's capital.

20+ Places to Eat, Shop & Play on 14th Street

Bars, restaurants, galleries, boutiques, coffee shops, music venues, vintage stores: the 14th Street scene has an experience for everyone. Locals and visitors throng to this exceptional streetscape for its endless allure and ceaseless excitement. Read up on the spots that make 14th Street buzz.

Outdoor Patio of the Pearl Dive on 14th Street in DC
The Best Places to Eat On & Around the National Mall

The National Mall is home to the nation’s most iconic monuments and memorials. A visit to Washington, DC is truly not complete without time spent along this most important swathe of land. For sightseers who also want some fabulous food, the National Mall has a host of options for memorable meals...

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana - Places to Eat in Washington, DC
Family Friendly Dining in Washington, DC

Eat and run There is so much to see and do on a visit to Washington, DC, and for that reason, fast food often fits best into your touring schedule. Fortunately, there are many high quality food options near the National Mall . For some tasty quick bites, try Potbelly Sandwich Shop in the Penn...

Family Friendly Dining in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat on the Southwest Waterfront

The Southwest Waterfront has long been a place where local seafood lovers visited on weekends to snap up fresh fish and other seafood at the neighborhood’s open-air seafood market. While that tradition continues, the neighborhood has become a whole new destination with the opening of The Wharf , a...

Diners at Requin by Mike Isabella on the Southwest Waterfront - Restaurant at The Wharf in Washington, DC
13 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
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...

Haikan ramen restaurant in Shaw neighborhood - Where to eat in Shaw Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat on U Street

Take a stroll down U Street and you’ll find an eclectic array of entertainment options, from live music venues celebrating the neighborhood’s deep roots in the African American jazz scene to up-all-night restaurants that attract U Street’s social set. The neighborhood is worth exploring for foodies...

El Rey - Places to Eat on U Street - Washington, DC
20+ Rooftop Bars & Restaurants to Check Out in Washington, DC

It's always 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  - Rooftop Bars in Washington, DC
Discover Eastern Market’s Sights, Smells & Sounds

Nestled in the heart of historic Capitol Hill just north of Barracks Row, Eastern Market is a must-visit for lovers of fresh, locally sourced food and drink, and arts and crafts lovers. Designed to serve as the neighborhood town center, this popular community hub has attracted an eclectic group of...

Eastern Market on Capitol Hill - Indoor Market and Food Hall in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in DC's NoMa Neighborhood

NoMa (stands for North of Massachusetts Avenue) was once a hub for wholesale food vendors and industrial warehouses, but now acts as a foodie mecca in the heart of DC. The opening of Union Market kicked off NoMa’s renaissance and this pocket of the city is now attracting a host of up-and-coming...

Diners at Rappahannock Oyster Co. - Places to Eat at Union Market - Washington, DC