This area just north of Chinatown has recently built up it's appeal with many new, trendy restaurants and bars, as well as local businesses that add to the neighborhood's flair. Many young people have flocked to the area's new apartment complexes and condos, making it a safe and affordable place to live while being in the middle of the District. Residents and visitors can no longer look over this spot on the map, since more businesses are expected to come.
That extra shot of tequila seemed like a good idea--maybe it was the disco ball or perhaps the foreign correspondent with a sexy British accent? Either way, you're paying for your love of D.C.'s bar and club scene with an urgent need for greasy, alcohol-absorbing comfort food. When a glass of water and an aspirin just won't do the trick, turn to these tried-and-true hangover helpers in Washington, D.C. (Pictured: the French toast at Birch & Barley)
D.C. has a burgeoning foodie scene, but what about the pint-sized eaters in your life? Kids know what they want in a restaurant, too, and for foodies-in-training that often means something plain and simple with a little entertainment on the side (for parents and child). From bars with happy hours for adults and kids to restaurants with ping-pong and old-time entertainment, there's a kid-friendly restaurant in D.C. to satisfy every little person you know.
Human friends can be unreliable. Dogs, on the other hand, are never resentful, always thankful, and can be really great at cuddling. Yep, sometimes dogs really are our best friends; it's no wonder that we want only the best for them. Whether you're Bo Obama or the mutt next door, Washington, D.C., is a great place to be a dog. Check out the best places for dogs to play, eat, relax and spend the night.
First dates are always full of pressure; you need to look good, have something interesting to say and pick a memorable spot. We can't help you on the looking good or sounding smart fronts, but we can offer some advice on where in Washington, D.C., to take the date you want to impress. In fact, we rounded up our own experts, Citysearch Dictators, and had them make recommendations on where to go in D.C. on a first date. Combined with some of our favorite first-date restaurants and bars, it's all here, whether you're in the mood for sake and miniature golf, cocktail-mixing lessons or even art and jazz. Interested in becoming a Citysearch Dictator? Apply here: http://ow.ly/1ecz0
He likes it sweet and so do you.
Yeah, he likes jazz, and you like him. Show him you can scat with the best of them at these D.C. jazz joints. (Photo by Flickr user Tom Marcello)
Going green is no longer just a trend for hippies and hipsters--it's the wave of the future. Washington, D.C., shops and restaurants utilizing recycled materials and those that sell sustainable goods and vegan foods are leading the way in protecting the environment. As more and more businesses jump aboard the green bandwagon, a few local favorites stand out. Whether you're picking up supplies for Fido, getting a massage or looking for a sweet tooth fix, there's a green option nearby.
Whether you painted pictures in preschool, made doodles on our notebooks in 5th grade or snapped pics of friends for the high school yearbook, chances are that you did some art growing up. So what happened to that creative genius? It's time to reclaim your inner artist by getting out a paint brush or pulling out that camera.
Dark wood, bar stools, Guinness and whiskey--these are just a few of the things that a good Irish pub requires. On St. Patrick's Day, however, expect D.C. Irish pubs to up the ante with bagpipes, Celtic bands, whiskey pairings, pint-pouring contests and corn beef sandwiches. So break out the green, brush up that brogue and get ready for some beer: Here's where to celebrate the Irish this year.