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Guidebook for Washington

Daniela And Jamie
Daniela And Jamie
Tilmeldt i 2014
Daniela And Jamie

Guidebook for Washington

Drinks & Nightlife
Looking for a neighborhood hangout? Look no further. The Pug is one of H Street's best for beers and general hanging out.
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The Pug
1234 H Street Northeast
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Looking for a neighborhood hangout? Look no further. The Pug is one of H Street's best for beers and general hanging out.
DIVE BAR. CASH ONLY.
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Raven Grill
3125 Mount Pleasant Street Northwest
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DIVE BAR. CASH ONLY.
Live music every night! Classic DC institution.
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Jojo Restaurant & Bar
1518 U Street Northwest
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Live music every night! Classic DC institution.
A Logan Circle classic; get the grilled cheese, go on Wednesday for trivia.
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Stoney's
1433 P St NW
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A Logan Circle classic; get the grilled cheese, go on Wednesday for trivia.
Go on St. Patty's Day for a Guinness.
The Dubliner Restaurant
4 F Street Northwest
Go on St. Patty's Day for a Guinness.
Reservations only, and at $75 per person (for a 3 course cocktail tasting), you WILL NOT be disappointed at this, "BEST BAR IN AMERICA."
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Columbia Room
124 Blagden Alley NW
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Reservations only, and at $75 per person (for a 3 course cocktail tasting), you WILL NOT be disappointed at this, "BEST BAR IN AMERICA."
Get into the grunge in Ivy City!
Big Chief
2002 Fenwick St NE
Get into the grunge in Ivy City!
Sightseeing
The most beautiful building in Washington, the Library of Congress (Jefferson building) has free walking tours each hour of the day. And gorgeous views of the Capitol to boot.
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Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue Southeast
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The most beautiful building in Washington, the Library of Congress (Jefferson building) has free walking tours each hour of the day. And gorgeous views of the Capitol to boot.
A bit packed, but great views of the Jefferson Memorial, MLK Memorial, and the Washington Mall.
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Tidal Basin Paddle Boats
1501 Maine Avenue Southwest
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A bit packed, but great views of the Jefferson Memorial, MLK Memorial, and the Washington Mall.
If you're looking for a relaxing getaway on the busy National Mall, head to the southwest side of the mall, and enjoy the gardens of the FDR memorial. Then head home and watch the PBS doc!
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
1850 West Basin Drive Southwest
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If you're looking for a relaxing getaway on the busy National Mall, head to the southwest side of the mall, and enjoy the gardens of the FDR memorial. Then head home and watch the PBS doc!
If you've booked more than a month in advance, and are a US citizen, reach out to your congressman to book a tour of the White House.
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Det Hvide Hus
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
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If you've booked more than a month in advance, and are a US citizen, reach out to your congressman to book a tour of the White House.
The Capitol is the literal center of Washington (our four quadrants, NW, NE, SW, SE, all start here). Book your tours on their website: http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/plan-visit
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The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
First St NE
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The Capitol is the literal center of Washington (our four quadrants, NW, NE, SW, SE, all start here). Book your tours on their website: http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/plan-visit
Our beautiful national cemetery for our war heroes. You can find my grandparents and great-grandparents in Section 30!
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Arlington National Cemetery
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Our beautiful national cemetery for our war heroes. You can find my grandparents and great-grandparents in Section 30!
In historic Anacostia, the home of Frederick Douglass, runaway slave, abolitionist, civil rights advocate, & author is accessible by ranger-led tours: http://www.nps.gov/frdo/planyourvisit/fees.htm
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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
1411 W St SE
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In historic Anacostia, the home of Frederick Douglass, runaway slave, abolitionist, civil rights advocate, & author is accessible by ranger-led tours: http://www.nps.gov/frdo/planyourvisit/fees.htm
Accessed by the Pentagon Metro stop (yellow and blue line), you could do both the Arlington Cemetery and Pentagon Memorial during the same afternoon.
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National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
1 North Rotary Road
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Accessed by the Pentagon Metro stop (yellow and blue line), you could do both the Arlington Cemetery and Pentagon Memorial during the same afternoon.
Harvard's Dumbarton Oaks Museum and Gardens is tucked away up the hill. The museum is free, but the gardens have a charge to enter. Worth it when the roses are in bloom.
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Dumbarton Oaks Museum
1703 32nd St NW
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Harvard's Dumbarton Oaks Museum and Gardens is tucked away up the hill. The museum is free, but the gardens have a charge to enter. Worth it when the roses are in bloom.
Take a day trip down to Alexandria! From Union Station, take the Red Line to Gallery Place, transfer to the Yellow Line to Huntington, getting off at King Street. A free trolley takes you downtown.
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Old Town Farmers Market
301 King Street
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Take a day trip down to Alexandria! From Union Station, take the Red Line to Gallery Place, transfer to the Yellow Line to Huntington, getting off at King Street. A free trolley takes you downtown.
Hop the red line from Union Station to Dupont Circle. Look for the Q ST EXIT. Walk up Connecticut Ave, turn left onto R ST, then right onto 22nd ST. Enjoy the quietest, coolest nook in the city.
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Spanish Steps
1725 22nd Street Northwest
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Hop the red line from Union Station to Dupont Circle. Look for the Q ST EXIT. Walk up Connecticut Ave, turn left onto R ST, then right onto 22nd ST. Enjoy the quietest, coolest nook in the city.
Can be pretty packed, so arrive early. The most "conquerable" Smithsonian, according the the Wall Street Journal, it's a wonder of modern art.
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Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW
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Can be pretty packed, so arrive early. The most "conquerable" Smithsonian, according the the Wall Street Journal, it's a wonder of modern art.
Stunning during the spring, summer, and fall; accessible by walking bridge off the Mt. Vernon trail (or you can kayak/canoe over from the Boathouse in Georgetown). FREE!
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Theodore Roosevelt Island
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Stunning during the spring, summer, and fall; accessible by walking bridge off the Mt. Vernon trail (or you can kayak/canoe over from the Boathouse in Georgetown). FREE!
Free tours available daily.
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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
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Free tours available daily.
Drive, bike, or take a cab/Uber to the Arboretum, where you can enjoy acres of walks through Azaleas, magnolias, and Asian gardens. Also home to a dozen columns from the original east Capitol facade.
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United States National Arboretum
3501 New York Avenue Northeast
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Drive, bike, or take a cab/Uber to the Arboretum, where you can enjoy acres of walks through Azaleas, magnolias, and Asian gardens. Also home to a dozen columns from the original east Capitol facade.
Food Scene
Recently opened by a brother team, DC Harvest brings a neighborhood feel to refined dining. Saturday nights they have an incredible pork belly entree, and happy hour every day from 5-7p.
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DC Harvest
517 H Street Northeast
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Recently opened by a brother team, DC Harvest brings a neighborhood feel to refined dining. Saturday nights they have an incredible pork belly entree, and happy hour every day from 5-7p.
Spectacular Indian yums around the corner. Try the Spicy Chicken Curry.... and the spinach balls.... and the sang paneer... and the garlic roti...
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Indigo
243 K Street Northeast
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Spectacular Indian yums around the corner. Try the Spicy Chicken Curry.... and the spinach balls.... and the sang paneer... and the garlic roti...
Thursdays are karaoke night, but what really grabs your attention at this spot is the Godrirra Roll (and the TOTS).
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Sticky Rice
1224 H Street Northeast
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Thursdays are karaoke night, but what really grabs your attention at this spot is the Godrirra Roll (and the TOTS).
Put your name in on your way home, freshen up, and head back a couple hours later when your seats are ready. It's worth it. Trust me. $15 for a huge bowl of the best ramen I've ever had.
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Toki Underground
1234 H Street Northeast
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Put your name in on your way home, freshen up, and head back a couple hours later when your seats are ready. It's worth it. Trust me. $15 for a huge bowl of the best ramen I've ever had.
The quintessential bar and restaurant in DC, a favorite of the locals. Try the Crab Tower. You won't regret it. Sunday is half price bottles of wine until 10p.
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Clyde's of Georgetown
3236 M Street Northwest
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The quintessential bar and restaurant in DC, a favorite of the locals. Try the Crab Tower. You won't regret it. Sunday is half price bottles of wine until 10p.
After a walk around Lafayette Square and seeing monuments, grab some oysters, chicken wings (double-dipped), and a pint of Yuengling.
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Old Ebbitt Grill
675 15th Street Northwest
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After a walk around Lafayette Square and seeing monuments, grab some oysters, chicken wings (double-dipped), and a pint of Yuengling.
TWO WORDS = LOBSTER ROLLS.
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Luke's Lobster Georgetown
1211 Potomac Street Northwest
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TWO WORDS = LOBSTER ROLLS.
Best eggs benedict in town.
Bistro Francais
3124 M Street Northwest
Best eggs benedict in town.
Doesn't take reservations, but not to worry. Put your name in and perch up at the bar to watch your cocktails being made while the passersby head up and down 14th Street. The food will knock you out.
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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
1612 14th Street Northwest
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Doesn't take reservations, but not to worry. Put your name in and perch up at the bar to watch your cocktails being made while the passersby head up and down 14th Street. The food will knock you out.
Small coffee shop down the street, nothing spectacular, but will get the job done!
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Sidamo Coffee & Tea
417 H Street Northeast
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Small coffee shop down the street, nothing spectacular, but will get the job done!
Authentic Ethiopian, right on H Street.
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Ethiopic Restaurant
401 H Street Northeast
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Authentic Ethiopian, right on H Street.
Located right near the WMATA metro entrance in Union Station, this Pret is a great spot for a quick bite before traveling.
Pret A Manger
50 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast
Located right near the WMATA metro entrance in Union Station, this Pret is a great spot for a quick bite before traveling.
Delicious restaurant in a quaint rowhouse in Georgetown.
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Chez Billy Sud
1035 31st St NW
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Delicious restaurant in a quaint rowhouse in Georgetown.
Three blocks from the suite, a great community coffee shop that hosts open mic nights.
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Ebenezers Coffeehouse
201 F Street Northeast
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Three blocks from the suite, a great community coffee shop that hosts open mic nights.
BEST ITALIAN FOOD ON THE HILL. Make a reservation at this Florentine outpost in DC.
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Acqua Al 2
212 7th Street Southeast
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BEST ITALIAN FOOD ON THE HILL. Make a reservation at this Florentine outpost in DC.
Best restaurant in the city. Be sure to get there by 4p or 5p to put your name in. We typically drop our name, then head to a Nats game. Wait times can reach 2.5 hours. WORTH IT!
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Rose's Luxury
717 8th Street Southeast
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Best restaurant in the city. Be sure to get there by 4p or 5p to put your name in. We typically drop our name, then head to a Nats game. Wait times can reach 2.5 hours. WORTH IT!
PORK BUNS! PORK BUNS! COLD BREW!
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Maketto
1351 H Street Northeast
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PORK BUNS! PORK BUNS! COLD BREW!
Best Indian in DC. Make a reservation for the pre-fixe pre-play menu (before 6p), and after dinner you can catch a performance at the Mammoth or Shakespeare Theatre.
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Rasika Penn Quarter
633 D St NW
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Best Indian in DC. Make a reservation for the pre-fixe pre-play menu (before 6p), and after dinner you can catch a performance at the Mammoth or Shakespeare Theatre.
Beautiful spot in up-and-coming Bloomingdale. Great food, wine, and cocktails. We like to sit at the bar and chat with the knowledgeable bartenders.
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The Red Hen
1822 1st St NW
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Beautiful spot in up-and-coming Bloomingdale. Great food, wine, and cocktails. We like to sit at the bar and chat with the knowledgeable bartenders.
French spot on H Street. Great happy hour 5-7p, everyday. CLOSED MONDAY.
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Le Grenier
502 H Street Northeast
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French spot on H Street. Great happy hour 5-7p, everyday. CLOSED MONDAY.
Make a reservation weeks before your arrival. The decor alone is worth it (designed by DC's very own Darryl Carter).
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Métier
1015 7th St NW
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Make a reservation weeks before your arrival. The decor alone is worth it (designed by DC's very own Darryl Carter).
Opened by a dear friend (and Marine), great spot to sit with a book (or a laptop) and watch the day.
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Compass Coffee
1535 7th Street Northwest
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Opened by a dear friend (and Marine), great spot to sit with a book (or a laptop) and watch the day.
This restaurant and bar (plus music venue) has some of the best smoked fish and chicken in the city. Check out Big Chief afterward for a night cap.
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Ivy City Smokehouse
1356 Okie St NE
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This restaurant and bar (plus music venue) has some of the best smoked fish and chicken in the city. Check out Big Chief afterward for a night cap.
Shopping
A gem where you can find fresh fish, delicious sausages (from Harvey's), amazing selection of cheeses (Righteous), great coffee (say hi to Evan at Peregrine) and the best steamed bao buns in the city.
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Union Market
1309 5th Street Northeast
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A gem where you can find fresh fish, delicious sausages (from Harvey's), amazing selection of cheeses (Righteous), great coffee (say hi to Evan at Peregrine) and the best steamed bao buns in the city.
Not only is this the hub of transportation in the area (Amtrak, Greyhound/Bolt/Megabus, WMATA Metro, rental cars, etc), but also has a great mall. LOFT, H&M, plenty of quick shops to grab lunch.
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Union Station
50 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast
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Not only is this the hub of transportation in the area (Amtrak, Greyhound/Bolt/Megabus, WMATA Metro, rental cars, etc), but also has a great mall. LOFT, H&M, plenty of quick shops to grab lunch.
New shops, high end retailers, and good views.
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CityCenterDC
825 10th Street Northwest
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New shops, high end retailers, and good views.
One of the better weekend markets in Washington. The centuries old building provides numerous artisan stalls, and a flea market nearby sells many home-grown goods.
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Eastern Market
225 7th Street Southeast
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One of the better weekend markets in Washington. The centuries old building provides numerous artisan stalls, and a flea market nearby sells many home-grown goods.
Coffee and gelato, about a ten minute walk from the apartment, behind Union Market. Great on a warm day.
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Dolcezza Factory
550 Penn Street Northeast
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Coffee and gelato, about a ten minute walk from the apartment, behind Union Market. Great on a warm day.
Need a quick press? M-F, 7:30a-7p, open from 9a-6p on Saturday too.
Georgetown Valet Dry Cleaners
405 H St NE
Need a quick press? M-F, 7:30a-7p, open from 9a-6p on Saturday too.
The REI Flagship location is located just a few blocks away from your suite. There is also a great coffee shop, La Columbe, located inside (try the Black and Tan Nitro Coffee!).
Washington Coliseum - Uline Arena Historic Site
1140 3rd St NE
The REI Flagship location is located just a few blocks away from your suite. There is also a great coffee shop, La Columbe, located inside (try the Black and Tan Nitro Coffee!).
Essentials
The best little Italian market in DC. With some of the biggest and most delicious Italian hoagies around. Closed Sunday.
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A. Litteri
517 Morse Street Northeast
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The best little Italian market in DC. With some of the biggest and most delicious Italian hoagies around. Closed Sunday.
Giant grocery store right next door! Open 6a-midnight 7 days a week.
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Giant Food
300 H Street Northeast
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Giant grocery store right next door! Open 6a-midnight 7 days a week.
Need a pharmacy? Head a few blocks down to CVS on the corner of 7th & H ST NE.
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CVS
645 H Street Northeast
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Need a pharmacy? Head a few blocks down to CVS on the corner of 7th & H ST NE.
A visit to Georgetown cannot wrap up without a visit to Jamie Stachowski's market. Grab a loaf of bread and a slice of his famous Spanish terrine...
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Stachowski's Market
1425 28th Street Northwest
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A visit to Georgetown cannot wrap up without a visit to Jamie Stachowski's market. Grab a loaf of bread and a slice of his famous Spanish terrine...
Terrific coffee and sandwiches (hot chocolate in winter and iced coffee in summer time aren't to be missed!).
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Union Kitchen Grocery
538 3rd St NE
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Terrific coffee and sandwiches (hot chocolate in winter and iced coffee in summer time aren't to be missed!).
Arts & Culture
Catch some indie flicks at this NYC outpost north of Union Market.
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Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market
550 Penn Street Northeast
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Catch some indie flicks at this NYC outpost north of Union Market.
Not only is this one of the largest restaurant spaces in DC, it's also a top of the line music venue with great acts performing nightly.
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The Hamilton
600 14th Street Northwest
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Not only is this one of the largest restaurant spaces in DC, it's also a top of the line music venue with great acts performing nightly.
Best venue in the city to see rock, pop, and country bands.
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9:30
815 V Street Northwest
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Best venue in the city to see rock, pop, and country bands.
Head here to DANCE. Sometimes there are tickets sold for shows, so check their website before heading out.
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U Street Music Hall
1115A U Street Northwest
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Head here to DANCE. Sometimes there are tickets sold for shows, so check their website before heading out.
Hidden gem south of Georgetown. Small, intimate spot for music. Great food too.
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Gypsy Sally's
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Hidden gem south of Georgetown. Small, intimate spot for music. Great food too.
Revitalized in 2009, hosts famous shows.
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Howard Theatre
620 T Street Northwest
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Revitalized in 2009, hosts famous shows.
Hosts musicals and plays.
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Warner Theatre
513 13th Street Northwest
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Hosts musicals and plays.
Modern theatre, straight plays and musicals.
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Studio Theatre
1501 14th Street Northwest
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Modern theatre, straight plays and musicals.
Free performances everyday at 6p on the Millennium Stage, as well as world class performances (think "The Lion King," the American Ballet, "Book of Mormon") each month.
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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street Northwest
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Free performances everyday at 6p on the Millennium Stage, as well as world class performances (think "The Lion King," the American Ballet, "Book of Mormon") each month.
The newest additional to the Landmark Theatre chain in Washington; serves beer, wine and cocktails, while showing independent films.
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Landmark's Atlantic Plumbing Cinema
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The newest additional to the Landmark Theatre chain in Washington; serves beer, wine and cocktails, while showing independent films.
Entertainment & Activities
Pandas! Apes! Oh, my! Hop on the Red Line metro from Union Station and take the train in the direction of Shady Grove. You can exit at either Woodley Park or Cleveland Park metro stops.
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National Zoological Park
3001 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
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Pandas! Apes! Oh, my! Hop on the Red Line metro from Union Station and take the train in the direction of Shady Grove. You can exit at either Woodley Park or Cleveland Park metro stops.
Got kids? Want to see space shuttles? Want to watch something at the IMAX? Head down to the southwest side of the Mall.
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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
600 Independence Avenue Southwest
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Got kids? Want to see space shuttles? Want to watch something at the IMAX? Head down to the southwest side of the Mall.
Stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, all along the Potomac. Located in Georgetown at the end of K Street (which becomes Water Street along the river). Great for a sunny day!
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Boating in DC at Key Bridge Boathouse
3500 Water Street Northwest
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Stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, all along the Potomac. Located in Georgetown at the end of K Street (which becomes Water Street along the river). Great for a sunny day!
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME. America's past-time hits it out of the park at a National's game. Tickets start at $15.
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Nationals Park
1500 South Capitol Street Southeast
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TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME. America's past-time hits it out of the park at a National's game. Tickets start at $15.
Soccer/football/futebol fan? Catch a DC United game at RFK Stadium. Take the Red line train from Union to Metro Center, then transfer to the Blue/Orange/Silver line train, exit at Stadium Armory.
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RFK Stadium
2400 East Capitol Street Southeast
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Soccer/football/futebol fan? Catch a DC United game at RFK Stadium. Take the Red line train from Union to Metro Center, then transfer to the Blue/Orange/Silver line train, exit at Stadium Armory.
Tennis fan? Catch the unstoppable Kastles team (Venus Williams, anyone?) during the summer months.
Kastles Stadium at The Wharf
800 Water Street Southwest
Tennis fan? Catch the unstoppable Kastles team (Venus Williams, anyone?) during the summer months.
Shoot some balls at this course, built in 1939. It was named for John Mercer Langston, an African American who was the first dean of the Howard University School.
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Langston Golf Course & Driving Range
2600 Benning Road Northeast
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Shoot some balls at this course, built in 1939. It was named for John Mercer Langston, an African American who was the first dean of the Howard University School.
Book a couple weeks in advance; $40 per person, per hour. http://www.rockcreekhorsecenter.com/trail_rides.htm
Rock Creek Park Horse Center
5100 Glover Road Northwest
Book a couple weeks in advance; $40 per person, per hour. http://www.rockcreekhorsecenter.com/trail_rides.htm