Go beyond the National Mall and experience DC like a local. DC IS HOME TO DOZENS OF DISTINCT NEIGHBORHOODS Get to know unique communities and insider tips for experiencing them by day or night. Explore more at washington.org/dc-neighborhoods CAPITOL HILL Victorian row houses mesh with iconic neoclassical architecture in this charming and cuisine-rich neighborhood. BY DAY Take in a weekend matinee or tour the world's largest collection of Shakespeare artifacts at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Rose's Luxury BY NIGHT Brave the line at Rose’s Luxury and see what all the hype is about. The endearingly offbeat restaurant was named Bon Appetit magazine’s “Best New Restaurant of 2014.” Photo by www.GlynLowe.com CAPITOL RIVERFRONT This edgy, fresh neighborhood is known for Nationals Park baseball stadium and new developments sprung from old shipyards. BY DAY Enjoy the riverfront boardwalk and wideopen space at The Yards Park. Next door, warm up with comfort food from rustic Italy at Osteria Morini. BY NIGHT Catch a game on the big screen at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, just steps from the Navy Yard Metro Stop. Friendship Arch in Chinatown PENN QUARTER & CHINATOWN Top entertainment venues, museums and restaurants electrify DC's downtown. BY DAY Explore museums just beyond the National Mall, like the International Spy Museum, Crime Museum and Newseum. BY NIGHT Fill up on burnt ends, boldly flavored brisket and boneless prime rib at Hill Country Barbecue Market, plus enjoy live tunes. NIGHTLIFE SCENE See why DC's nightlife rivals that of any big city. BURLESQUE APPEAL Blending artistry and racy fun, SAX Washington, DC offers cabaret entertainment while guests dine. ESCAPE ARTISTS ONLY Partake in the smash hit among thrill-seekers at Escape Room in Glover Park. Groups of up to eight people are trapped in a room and must use clues to find a way out. LOUNGE ACT Kick back with seasonal cocktails at the W Hotel, either in the Living Room Bar or at POV Roof Terrace and Lounge. Or, relax on the patio at Poste with a hot toddy, cozy blankets and outdoor heaters. SHOW TIME Get half-price tickets from ticketplace.org to same-night performing arts shows. Derek Brown, owner of Eat the Rich, Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency in Shaw, on DC’s cocktail scene: “[Bartenders] are using great ingredients that are local – from the [Chesapeake] Bay, even sometimes grown on roofs of buildings.” #DCcool @betterdrinking H STREET NE This effervescent street is back on the map since music venues, local theaters and nightlife hot spots have settled in. BY DAY Get in a quick nine holes at the fun-loving H Street Country Club – a combination bar and Mexican restaurant with games such as mini-golf. BY NIGHT Keep the games going at Vendetta, a sports bar that boasts two indoor bocce courts (it's free to play) plus Prosecco on tap. Habana Village Photo by Kevin Foltz LOGAN CIRCLE 14th Street, a main artery of this mostly residential neighborhood, has seen an influx of new restaurants, cafes and bars. Art galleries also draw crowds. BY DAY Savor a Belgian-style brunch at B Too and then tap into the local art scene at Neptune Fine Art or Transformer art galleries. BY NIGHT The reason so many flock to DC: Policy. Dance the night away at Policy Restaurant & Lounge and you’ll learn why. (It has a lot to do with great live tunes and good drinks.) SHOPPING SPOTS High-end stores like Burberry, Kate Spade New York and Hermès at CityCenterDC have joined major retailers like Macy’s, J.Crew and others in downtown. Find cool consignment shops, wine sellers and eclectic storefronts on 14th Street, U Street or in Adams Morgan. And don't miss a visit to Georgetown for trendy boutiques, design shops and respected chains. FOR HER: Shop Peruvian Connection downtown to fi nd a sweater you'll love forever. The store's hard-to-fi nd luxury fabrics include pima cotton and alpaca. FOR HIM: Hugh and Crye in The Yards in Capitol Riverfront focuses on tailored men’s shirts. Photo by Drew Xeron ADAMS MORGAN A hub for scholars, artists and the party crowd, its half-mile stretch of 18th Street houses vintage boutiques, record shops, comfy cafes and great nightlife. BY DAY Powered by the home brew at awardwinning Tryst Coffeehouse, fill up your writer’s journal or take advantage of the cafe's free Wi-Fi. BY NIGHT With more than 2,000 bottles of whiskey (the largest collection in the Western hemisphere), Jack Rose Dining Saloon is a virtual Shangri-La for single malt Scotch, bourbon and spirits. DUPONT CIRCLE It’s multi-dimensional all the way, from the Connecticut Avenue strip to cozy P Street and the LGBT-friendly 17th Street offshoot. BY DAY Shop up and down Connecticut Avenue, from hot reads at Kramerbooks to the hottest accessories at Lou Lou. BY NIGHT Grab a window seat facing the neighborhood's namesake circle and then order a drink at Bar Dupont, frequented by jetsetters. Photo by Sam Kittner for Georgetown BID GEORGETOWN Founded in 1751, Georgetown is actually older than DC itself. Its streets are lined with stellar restaurants, historical attractions, high-fashion retailers and art galleries. BY DAY Explore picturesque estates like Tudor Place Historic House & Garden, a National Historic Landmark, or indulge in boutique shopping. BY NIGHT Try to bowl the perfect game at Pinstripes, which doubles as a prime location for wood-fired pizzas and other bistro fare. DC Gardens, Tudor Place Omrao Brown, co-owner of Bohemian Caverns on U Street NW, on where to catch jazz: “Jazz really has a strong history in DC. If there was one main locale of jazz within DC, U Street continues to be that.” #DCcool @BohemianCaverns
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