Birch & Barley
Savor American haute cuisine, paired with a choice of 500 artisanal beers, and rub shoulders with the country's famous brewing specialists.
Birch & Barley is a highly-acclaimed fine dining restaurant. Chef Kyle Bailey has teamed with specialized pastry and beer connoisseurs to offer creative American cuisine paired with a choice of 555 beers sourced from renowned breweries. Guests can start their meal with appetizers such as Curdo of Kampachi, a blend of cranberries, red sorrel, parsnip purée, mustard fruits and frisée. Their mains include Pan-seared Cod and Honey Glazed Duck Breast. Finish your meal with desserts like Creamsicle Cheesecake and Figgy Toffee Pudding. One can also sample artisanal cheese as part of their tasting menu. Savor bottled liquors such as Bavarian Pilsener, Saison-Blond and Helles Lager Malt, and draught beer like the Castagn-ale with chestnuts. Patrons can meet renowned brewers including experts from DC Brau, Brooklyn Brewery, and Victory and Founders at exclusive beer tastings.
Address:1337 14th Street Northwest, Washington DC, 20005
phone:+1 202 567 2576
This bar and grill serves as a meeting place for local artists. The U-Topian Martinis are excellent (especially the Key Lime).
Opened in 1990 by Jamal Sahri, U-topia serves as a meeting point for the owner's passion for art and food. A collection of soulful paintings made by the owner himself features on the walls of the restaurant. The cafe also serves as a venue for art exhibitions by local artists. Adding to the artistic ambiance is the live jazz, that takes place from Wednesday through Sunday. As far as the food is concerned, savor the small plate delicacies like bruschetta and Mozzarella Pomodoro, as well as sandwiches and appetizers. Locals and regular visitors also vouch for its select martinis and its beer list that contains Guinness draft. Walk in here to dine amidst local artists and music lovers.
Address:1418 U Street Northwest, Washington, 20009
phone:+1 202 483 7669
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Marsha Mateyka Gallery
This gallery counts major museums among their clients, so you know they sell quality works of art. Even browsing can be fun!
Established in 1983 and located at the historic DuPont Circle area, Marsha Mateyka Gallery is a prominent contemporary gallery showcasing contemporary art pieces. Their art pieces include paintings, sculptures, photographs and other works of art on paper. Housed in a beautiful stone-house, the gallery represents over 20 artists and also has clients which include nationwide eminent museums, corporate and private collectors. The gallery was opened by art historian Marsha Perry Mateyka, who conducts art shows.
Address:2012 R Street Northwest, Washington, 20009
phone:+1 202 328 0088
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Arlington National Cemetery
The final resting place of many famous Americans heroes, including the grave of President John Kennedy lit by an eternal flame.
Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place of many who gave their lives in service to the country. Two US presidents - John F. Kennedy and William Howard Taft - are buried here. The crew of the Challenger space shuttle, civil rights leader Medgar Evers and film star Audie Murphy are among the many honored here. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, containing remains of unidentified soldiers from World Wars I, II, and the Korean War, is guarded 24 hours a day. The changing of the guard ceremony is a moving tribute to them. Arlington House, the home of Robert E. Lee until the outbreak of the Civil War, is located on the cemetery grounds. Visitors may walk through the cemetery or board a tour tram.
Address:1 Memorial Drive, Arlington, 22211
phone:+1 877 907 8585
Try new cuisine, starting with Belgian food! Sink your teeth into delicious mussels, tender duck breast and steamy, roasted lobster.
B Too is dedicated to bringing a piece of Belgium to Washington DC. The menu created by acclaimed Belgian chef Bart Vandaele is filled with the best of Belgian cuisine. There is a selection of sea foods, including several varieties of mussels; meats, like braised rabbit or beef tenderloin; and of course Belgian waffles. With separate menus for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and late night, there is always something good to try at B Too. Even the decor represents Belgian culture, with the interior being modeled on the style of contemporary Belgian design. And daily happy hours make it the perfect place to stop in for a drink and a quick bite.
Address:1324 14th Street Northwest, Washington DC, 20005
phone:+1 202 627 2800
This watering hole bustles with sports fanatics on game nights. Cheer for your favorite team with beer and classic pub grub.
Lucky Bar is DC's dedicated address for live sports. With over 20 television screens, this place comes alive on game nights, especially on NFL Sundays. Grab a beer or premium libation to complement classic bar fare like burgers, burritos, onion rings, mozzarella sticks and nachos. Shoot some pool while staying updated with the score or unwind with a drink out on their sidewalk patio. Great happy hour offers and happening dance nights attract a mix of students and young professionals.
Address:1221 Connecticut Avenue North West, Washington, 20036
phone:+1 202 331 3733
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John F. Kennedy Center
Seven theaters make up this center – all of them state of the art! The opera, jazz and classical concerts are uniformly fantastic.
The Kennedy Center is a must-see for any visitor. The center has seven theaters which include the Concert Hall, Eisenhower Theater, Family Theater, KC Jazz Club, Opera House, Terrace Theater and the Theater Lab, which show productions that include plays, operas, ballets, concerts and films. Among the center's highlights include the Shakespeare Festival produced by the Shakespeare Theatre. Free tours introduce visitors to the Hall of States, Hall of Nations, the main theaters and gifts from many countries honoring the 35th president. Ticket prices for performances vary. Half-price tickets are available to students and seniors. Discounts are offered on group purchases. See website for ticketing, performance schedule and events calendar.
Address:2700 F Street Northwest, Washington, 20566
phone:+1 202 467 4600
Lou Lou Boutiques
This store is so cute! The clothes and accessories are stylish and fun – the bracelets and necklaces are colorful and look great!
Lou Lou is absolutely a girl's dream! This small, cute boutique, nestled alongside restaurants on Bethesda Row, is jam packed with bright, lively and fun accessories for every occasion and at a great price. A large selection of sparkly and glittery jewelry lines the walls and shelves of the store. Little tables and baskets throughout the boutique invite shoppers to find beautifully jeweled hair clips, berets and vintage lace headbands. Look for a charming and affordable collection of unique handbags, evening bags and purses. There is also an array of colorful scarves, hats and gloves in the mix to complement any outfit. Overall, Lou Lou is the ultimate fabulous place for girls to discover a treasure trove of accessories at affordable prices!
Address:1601 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, 22009
phone:+1 301 652 0048
Longtime designer consignment shop for women in Dupont Circle.
Secondi is a designer consignment shop located just blocks away from DuPont Circle. Secondi has something for everybody, whether you looking for designer clothing or something on the cutting edge, and all at affordable prices.
Address:1702 Connecticut Ave NW, Second Floor, Washington, 20009
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An authentic Italian restaurant just a short walk from the hotel.
I Ricchi has been a D.C. staple for 28 years. The owner, Christianne Ricchi, lived in Florence for 17 years, where she learned the secrets of great Italian cooking that she has brought it back to the district! Everything is made in-house, from the soups and sauces to the tiramisu, using only the freshest ingredients. You'll think you're in Italy!!
Address:1220 19th St NW, Washington, 20036
Capitol City Brewing Company
Visit the first brew pub in the nation's capitol since the end of prohibition. Be sure to try one of their signature brews.
Capitol City is a boisterous restaurant and pub where the home-brewed beers take center stage. The crowds that gather here include local college students and tourists. A huge bar fills the middle of the room and is surrounded by dining tables and an upstairs balcony. The restaurant's location, in the National Postal Museum near the National Mall, makes it a perfect place to grab a bite or a drink after taking in the sights.
Address:1100 New York Avenue Northwest, Washington, 20005
phone:+1 202 628 2222
Bureau of Engraving
This popular tour is first come, first serve, so be sure to come early. Watching the production of money is really interesting!
The paper currency for the US is printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Kids and adults will love visiting this “money factory.” The guided tour is brief, lasting 30 to 45 minutes, but the line can be daunting. Tours are on a first come first serve basis. Summer evening tours require tickets, which are handed out at the visitor Center. Visitors can see a display with a million one dollar bills and view dollars at every stage of production. The bureau runs 24 hours a day and prints $450 million daily.
Address:14th Street Southwest & C Street Southwest, Washington, 20228
phone:+1 877 874 4114
Oh la la! Get a taste of French culture. Bite into a warm croissant slurp on some French Onion Soup and dine on lobsters and oysters.
A charming French-inspired setting with food to match makes Le Diplomate the perfect place to grab a French meal. The menu offers classic French fare from eggs en cocotte for breakfast to beef bourguignon, foie gras parfait and chicken paillard for lunch. Dinner specialties include boudin blanc, steak au poivre, veal escalope and trout amandine. The drinks list offers a fine selection of wines, beers and cocktail specialties, including a few varieties of absinthe. The restaurant interior exudes a charming, old-world ambience and adds to the authenticity of the French experience.
Address:1601 14th Street Northwest, Washington DC, 20009
phone:+1 202 332 3333
Troy Montana Jewelry
The jewelry sold at this shop is a local favorite. The designs are always unique but remain wearable and are very beautiful!
The brainchild of award winning hand-craft jeweler, Thomas Troy Dent, Troy Montana Jewelry is a unique handmade jewelry shop located in Washington, D.C. The store offers exclusive designs crafted to look stunning and become a part of one's personality. Most designs are made of 14 karat gold, sterling silver, semi-precious and precious gemstones. The collections features bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces and other unique jewelry. The store has won the 'Best of DC' - 'Best Place to Buy Jewelry' award three times in a row. The price range is reasonable and the owner is extremely helpful and helps the customer choose the right design.
Address:1614 17th Street Northwest, Washington, 20036
phone:+1 202 370 6401
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