One walk down M Street on a Saturday night and you'll understand why Georgetown's nightlife is legendary. Nearly every night a throng of revelers--grungy students, wide-eyed tourists, guys with popped collars, girls in clingy dresses--descend on Wisconsin Avenue and M Street to sample the neighborhood's bars and clubs. Whether you like upscale urban lounges, casual bars or vibrant jazz clubs, Georgetown has the perfect venue to mix and mingle. (Photo by Flikr user jsmjr)
Welcome to Georgetown, where historic homes, chic shops and vibrant M street restaurants have made the neighborhood one of D.C.'s liveliest. With more than 100 restaurants featuring 50 different types of cuisine, Georgetown impresses both locals and visitors for its impressive culinary assortment, ranging from see-and-be-seen restaurants to tasty snack spots. Discover all the best about dining in the 20007, including Georgetown's top bets for memorable meals, quick lunches and sweet desserts--you'll likely be coming back for more of the best Georgetown restaurants. (Photo by Flickr user adamsjp2010)
You could go broke sampling all of D.C.'s great bars, but why waste your money on full-price drinks when there are so many bar deals in the district? After-work cocktails are a long-held tradition in this town--no doubt thanks to all the high-pressure political jobs and too-tight neck ties--but such habits don't need to break the bank; check out our list of the best happy hours and ongoing bar deals Washington, D.C.
Nationals Park--the state-of-the-art home to the Washington Nationals, features many local eateries within its walls (Ben's Chili Bowl, Five Guys and Gifford's Ice Cream are favorites), but to beat the crowds it's sometimes preferable to dine outside the stadium. While the area surrounding the park and the Navy Yard Metro station has been slow to develop, there are a few restaurants near Nationals Park, as well as many more options close to the Eastern Market Metro, which is just about a mile away and is perfect for a stroll to the stadium on nice nights.
Celebrating July 4th in D.C.? We've found the best places to party like it's Independence Day in the District. Slip on your reds, whites and blues and dip into the city's rich history, bountiful outdoor spaces and panoramic waterfront?plus discover the best spots for watching fireworks, the best places for family fun and hubs for partying patriots.
Every night you have an option: stay at home in your pajamas, or get out there and meet someone. To the latter end, we've uncovered the best singles bars and clubs in D.C. and ranked them by personality?whether you're looking for a Democrat, Republican, preppy or a sports fan (and more), we've got you covered. Of course, you'll also need a killer outfit and reliable wingman/woman, but you're on your own there.
Giant slices of pizza have long been the late-night food standby in the district, but many of D.C.'s favorite restaurants offer their own late-night dining options, too. Whether you're looking for a bigger menu, a variety of cuisine or a place to sit for your late-night meal, check out our list of the best places to dine in D.C. after-hours. From late-night menus to kitchens open late, we have you covered in our neighborhood-by-neighborhood breakdown. (Pictured: Capital City Diner)
Showing a little skin is one of the best parts of summer, but not with calloused feet and a lackluster complexion! After all the walking and sun exposure, your feet and skin deserve a little pampering--it's the least you can do in a season of outdoor happy hours, long walks on the mall and weekend kickball leagues. Get in the mood for summer with our picks of D.C.'s best seasonal, warm-weather spa treatments. (Pictured: Aura Spa)
Washington, D.C., is a good place to celebrate all types of fathers, not just those of the founding variety (thanks, Jefferson!). As much as greeting card companies would like us to believe that all dads love golf and wear ties, we've got some more varied ideas for lucky dads in the district. From where to go to brunch--including restaurants and bars rich in mahogany and beer--to where to buy a gift and have a little fun, we've found a place to celebrate every dad in D.C. this Father's Day, June 20, 2010.
After all the time spent in stuffy indoor bars during the Snowpocalypse of 2010, Washingtonians are eagerly staking out outdoor patios where they can imbibe both drinks and fresh, warm air. From chic bars with fancy cocktails to beer gardens with brews on tap, the district has an outdoor bar for every drinking occasion, and we've uncovered the best of the best. Just remember how cold it was in February when the humidity strikes and revel in the heat. (Pictured: Perry's in Adams Morgan)