Food & Drink

Get a taste of the DC food scene and discover the best places to eat, drink and more in the nation's capital.

13 Hotels for Foodies in Washington, DC

Foodies have so much to savor in the nation’s capital. Internationally acclaimed chefs and dynamic restaurants color DC’s dining scene, which has numerous eateries that proudly sport Michelin stars. Staying at any of the following hotels will allow you to explore the scene with ease. So food lovers...

@willisaybar - Dining at the Quadrant Bar and Lounge in the Ritz-Carlton - Date ideas in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in Dupont Circle

The cosmopolitan nature of Dupont Circle makes it one of DC’s most popular neighborhoods, with its social circle serving as a gathering spot, while shops and museums provide something for every taste. Dupont’s restaurants and bars radiate outward from the central circle and include a diverse mix of...

Urbana - Dupont Circle Restaurant - Washington, DC
Where to Eat on 11th Street in Columbia Heights

Perhaps the homiest restaurant neighborhood in the city, Columbia Heights ’ 11th Street serves up indie bars and eateries on the blocks between residential Kenyon and Monroe streets. If you plan well, you could chow down on three meals a day here – and still have spots to go to for a nightcap. A.M...

Diners enjoying the outdoor patio at Room 11 in Columbia Heights - Where to eat and drink in Washington, DC
Breweries to Check Out In & Around Washington, DC

When you’re looking for a cold one, look beyond the big beer producers and taste something distinctly DC. Frosty, frothy, heady, hoppy, sour – whatever your preference, you can find it at any of these local breweries. Read on to explore the best breweries in and around DC, discover brewery tours...

Bluejacket Brewery on the Capitol Riverfront - Brewery and Restaurant in Washington, DC
What You Need to Know About Summer Restaurant Week 2020

With 2020 playing out unlike any other year, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is taking a different approach to the summer edition of Restaurant Week . This year’s promotion runs for two weeks, allowing for even more time to take advantage of specially priced meals, including...

@lidflutters - Illustration of DC Half Smoke - MyDCCool
Family-Friendly Restaurants & Places to Eat in Washington, DC

Here’s a guide to some of our favorite family-friendly restaurants, where you’re sure to find a menu that pleases both you and your kids. Quick family-friendly spots There is so much to see and do on a visit to Washington, DC, and for that reason, fast food often fits best into your touring...

Young family dining at Bluejacket on the Capitol Riverfront - Family friendly restaurants in Washington, DC
20+ Restaurants with Fires to Cozy Up to in Washington, DC

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,...

Farmers Fishers Bakers Winter Lounge Outdoor Dining with Fireplace in Georgetown - Cozy Restaurants with Fireplaces in Washington, DC
DC Hotel Bars with Character & Cocktails

In its more than 200-year-history, DC has been home to hotels from humble 18th-century rooming houses to grand 19th-century overnighters. Raising a cold glass of something at a historic hotel bar is a time-honored tradition, and it’ll land you both in good company and in atmospheric surrounds.

Off The Record at The Hay-Adams - Historic Bar in Washington, DC
10+ Great Sports Bars & Restaurants in Washington, DC

When the big game is on, it's time to cozy up to a bar, order a brew and some apps and enjoy. We've compiled a great list of bars and restaurants that make for the perfect sports-watching experience in Washington, DC. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many restaurants and bars have restrictions and...

Penn Social - Places to Watch Football in Chinatown - Washington, DC
Experience the Whiskey Rebellion Trail in Washington, DC

The Mid-Atlantic region serves as the birthplace of American whiskey and its story is as complex as the distilled rye the area has produced. Whether you want to delve into George Washington’s role in the Whiskey Rebellion or mix it up with the District’s crop of craft distillers, the Whiskey...

Bartender at Cotton and Reed Distillery near Union Market - Distilleries in and around Washington, DC