Eating and drinking in the district can be a pricey affair; even some happy hours don't lighten the load all that much. There are some insanely cheap D.C. dollar deals to be had, though--if you know where to look! Here's how to spend just ONE Mr. Washington (or less!) in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Flikr user Stewart)
Traveling to the district on business? Lucky for you, D.C. is designed with the business traveler in mind--it is brimming with elegant and centrally located hotels, superb and convenient restaurants and plenty of bars to unwind with a cocktail. Check out our suggestions for where to stay, dine and drink during your business travel trip; you'll only need to focus on sealing that deal. (Photo by Flikr user cittavitta)
In college, going vegan seemed like a good idea; it's not like the meat dishes looked any better than the veggie ones at the cafeteria, anyway. Now that you're in the big city and your tastes have matured, however, finding palatable vegan restaurants and food can be a challenge (ditto with gluten-free food in D.C.). Fortunately, there are many edible options for vegan and gluten-free dining in the district, and they appear at some of the most delectable D.C. restaurants and bakeries. Here, our favorite vegan and gluten-free finds, whether for a full meal or a sweet treat.
Any tour of the city would be incomplete without visiting at least one Washington, D.C., museum. Whether you're a veteran museum-goer or simply desire an edifying afternoon, delve into the worlds of art, history and science offered by the district's 150-plus museums. However, with so many to choose from, it's hard to know where to start! Below, check out our suggestions for Washington, D.C., museums you can't miss.
Seemingly overnight, H Street bars have become the hottest nightlife destination for Washingtonians in search of something beyond D.C.'s ubiquitous bros and preppy blondes. A spot for true locals, H Street and its gritty, campy feel attract the devastatingly hip. From a 300-person beer garden complete with live accordion music to 1950s-style burlesque dancers and a museum of oddities, these H Street bars are unlike anywhere else in the district. (Pictured: The H Street Country Club)
With its grunge-chic vibe and hip clientele, H Street restaurants have proven that Northeast D.C. has a dining scene all its own. From mussels and Belgian beer to sushi and saketinis, there's an H Street restaurant to satisfy every cuisine craving. And with the free shuttle that now runs every evening from the Chinatown Metro station between 5pm and Metro close, it's easier--and cheaper--than ever to experience the eclectic restaurant offerings of the Atlas Corridor. (Pictured: Granville Moore's)
When D.C. humidity strikes, there's nothing quite like kicking back with a fresh summer drink. Water is great and all, but the medicinal value of fruit juice, sugar and alcohol is vastly underrated. Fortunately, D.C. loves to drink--and has plenty of cooling, seasonal libations to prove it. From a Pop Rocks martini (hello, ice cream truck flashback!) to a minty, spiked lemonade, we've rounded up the best summer drinks in D.C. (Pictured: cocktails at Current)
As a hot spot for political and international visitors, there's no shortage of hotels in Washington, D.C. To make the most of your visit, you'll want to choose the hotel closest to your destination--so we've rounded up the best hotels in each of D.C.'s major neighborhoods. Welcome to the district! (Pictured: The view from the Hay-Adams, which the Obamas called home before moving in across the street)
Some say that watching VH1's never-ending parade of decade recaps and pop-up video wastes time, but those people won't be kicking butt on game night at D.C. bars. Whether it be music history questions at the Rock and Roll Hotel's trivia night or pop culture trivia at the 'straight-friendly? gay bar Nellie's, your team's bar tab?and your reputation as a receptacle of random knowledge?is at stake. Gather your smartest friends; pick out a ridiculous name (the McChrystal Mystics? Team BPeeper?); and get ready to rock five nights of bar trivia in D.C. (Photo by Flickr user WordRidden)
When a craving strikes, you don't want to satiate it with any old sweet; you want the best desserts in D.C. Yes, you're "cutting back your sugar habit,? but everyone knows that calories don't count when they come from the best desserts around. Not all dessert cravings are created equal, though; sometimes you've got a hankering for ice cream, while other times nothing but a cupcake will do. Here to solve most of your dessert-craving dilemmas, we present to you the district's best fro-yo, pie, gelato and more for that sweet tooth. (Pictured: Adour's macaroons)