Dig in to DC’s restaurant scene, one of the most acclaimed in the nation and filled with can’t miss dishes and drinks
When you visit Washington, DC, you’ll experience a dining scene as colorful and eclectic as America itself. There’s no denying that the District is a culinary destination, as the city receives the Michelin Guide treatment annually. The city also features a collection of innovative mixologists, which means having a drink at a bar can be just as much of an adventure as enjoying a meal. From crave-worthy dishes served by celebrity chefs to delicious drinks to chili-smothered half-smokes served at a diner, DC’s local flavor has one thing in common: it’s all delicious. Get a taste of what’s to come.
14 Speakeasy Bars and Hidden Cocktail Lounges in Washington, DC
These hidden bars, speakeasies and “secret” lounges pair imaginative cocktails with 1920s vibes in some of DC’s most unique places to drink.
Within the same 68-square-mile city that saw Congress ratify the 18th Amendment in 1919 (the law went into effect on Jan. 17, 1920), you’ll find a thriving craft cocktail scene (and even distilling scene). Speakeasy-style bars abound in the District, many with unmarked entrances, hidden doors and dimly lit lounges that will add to your evening of intrigue.
9 Pop-Up Restaurants to Try in Washington, DC
Check out how creative, made-to-order masterpieces have become the new can’t-miss restaurant experience.
Amongst the hustle for Michelin stars, wowing diners with meticulously crafted tasting menus and shouting out tickets over chaotic kitchens, many restaurants have had to find innovative ways to lure diners. While many chefs had to tweak their menus for takeout and delivery, they’ve also kick-started collaborations with other chefs, converted sit-down service into fast-casual concepts and launched make-shift outdoor patios. It’s actually become such a trend that the new buzz across the city is which pop-up concept to try. Next time you’re looking to grab a bite, check out something creative, new, exciting and tasty from any of the options below. And keep in mind many of these pop-ups are fleeting, so try these epicurean offerings before they disappear.
20+ Restaurants with Fires to Cozy Up to in Washington, DC
When the temperatures dip, these DC bars and restaurants heat up with fireplaces, outdoor fire pits and more.
If you’re not fortunate enough to have a fireplace at home or space for a bonfire in the backyard, no worries – these bars and restaurants in the District have you covered with roaring fireplaces, warm wood-fired ovens and outdoor fire pits. So mosey on over to these prime spots for getting cozy, shake off the brr of fall and winter and warm up with an open fire and dishes and drinks sure to satisfy the appetite.
20+ Hot Restaurants to Try Now in Washington, DC
Wine and dine your way around these hot places to eat and drink in the District.
In case you missed it, the nation’s capital has officially become a top-tier foodie destination with a stream of accolades. The District features a dizzying array of restaurants, from Michelin-starred establishments to fast-and-easy deliciousness and everything in between. With the city back on its feet, expect a Washington, DC dining scene full of new concepts and reinvigorated favorites that generate buzz and bookings.
10 Places to Enjoy Hot and Cozy Drinks in Washington, DC
In the nation’s capital, ‘tis the season for a hot beverage in-hand.
As the weather cools down, the cocktails at DC restaurants and cafes warm up. Get your fix of wintry vibes with this array of offerings that can be found across the city.