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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

American Restaurant
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“Founding Farmers is a local chain with only a couple locations throughout the DMV and owned by the same pair that owns Farmers, Fishers, Bakers in Georgetown. The menu is SO good and with a lot of options. But be prepared with a reservation or you'll be waiting a while. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“The premier beer bar in DC and one of the best in the country, period. The constantly rotating draft list is guaranteed to have many beers you've never tried, and probably many you've never heard of!”
  • 93 locals recommend
Plaza
“Now this is a fancy shopping center. It's got BEAUTIFUL stores, expensive merchandise, and it's even an enjoyable walk not too far from Chinatown just to see the sculptures, lights, decorations, and cool technology integrated into the surroundings.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“La Colombe is located in historic Blagden Alley and has one of the best cups of coffee in the city. I recommend getting the nitro cold brew and grabbing a seat on their small but lovely outdoor seating area.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Best fast casual sandwiches in the city! I recommend the Beirut! There are a couple small tables inside so you can eat in or take away. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Lounge
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“A fun night club for young and old featuring house music DJs to jazz vocals in the upstairs lounge. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Michelin star restaurant. Our favorite in the city. See if you can snag a bar seat. It’s well worth any wait!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Katie and Kyle (Airbnb Guests), suggested this restaurant. They said it was fabulous! About the Restaurant: The name “Rasika” is derived from Sanskrit language meaning “flavors”. Rasika West End, which opened in March 2012, is the new sister restaurant to Rasika, the award-winning modern Indian restaurant owned by Ashok Bajaj. Bajaj was recently named by both Washingtonian and Washington City Paper as “Restaurateur of the Year” and nationally, he is a three-time James Beard Foundation nominee for “Restaurateur of the Year”. This exciting newcomer’s decor is created by James Beard Foundation’s award- winning restaurant designer Martin Vahtra of Projects Design Associates of New York. Rasika West End showcases both modern and authentic Indian fare, prepared on the Tawa (griddle), Sigri (open barbeque), as well as Tandoori and regional dishes. The restaurant also has an international wine list designed to pair well with Indian fare. This sophisticated new hot spot is also known for its innovative cocktails, ideal for savoring with small plates in the restaurant’s spacious lounge. A contemporary décor sporting jewel tones, striking Indian art, and the combination of dark and light woods sets off this dynamic space. The major focal point is the eye-catching ceiling, created to resemble a banyan tree a nod to its important role in Indian culture.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Grocery Store
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“Delicious, if not overpriced, food. There are numerous restaurants and cafes on this street, along with a CVS and hardware store.”
  • 194 locals recommend
Museum
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“May include exquisite photography from around the world, live demonstrations and interactive displays. The museum store boasts great gift ideas for the traveler in your life.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Dolcezza is a hip neighborhood spot for gelato, coffee, and bakery items. It's also got a great patio for nicer weather.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Slipstream offers great coffee drinks, as well as cocktails & wines at night. You can't go wrong with their avocado toast!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Hotel
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“Best date spot in the city – cozy, classy, hidden gem. Charming venue in the heat of Dupont. If you don't want to stay for dinner (their menu is on the pricy end), come and get a drink by their fireplace in the main lounge”
  • 32 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Beautiful speakeasy / cocktail bar. There are a few different bars within this bar including a punch patio in the summertime, a cocktail bar and a speakeasy, all delicious. Walkable.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Anything you need from the pharmacy is available in a pinch - open all night. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Perfect for happy hour, which takes place every weekday from 4–7pm. This funky bar is decorated with old school vinyl records, maps, and train parts.”
  • 19 locals recommend