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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.

Neighbourhood
“One of my favorite neighborhoods to visit as there is no place like it in DC! Very hip, artsy, and full of character. There are several mom and pop eateries, vintage shops, book stores, rooftop bars, nightly live performances, and other very unique finds. ”
  • 99 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Falafel Restaurant
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“This falafel is so fresh it hurts. Top with your favorite toppings and don't be shy.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
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“This ramen bar is in one of my favorite neighborhoods of D.C. ~ Adams Morgan ~ it's easiest to get to via rideshare app but not too far out! Adams Morgan is known for lots of different types of restaurants and bars, so it might be good to make it to Sakuramen on a night out! This cool and stylish spot is managed by my good friend Tony, and it's pretty busy with no reservations so expect there to be a bit of a wait! Definitely worth it though! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Local chain, inexpensive Japanese rice bowls with counter seating or take out.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
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“You may be sensing a theme ... Bourbon has great cocktails thought up by their excellent bar staff. Solid menu with mac n cheese, burgers, salads -- several notches above typical bar food though. Great outdoor patio.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Fun hippy-ish place in bohemian Adams Morgan neighborhood. Rood top! Nice employees and diverse fun crowd. Theme nights. Trivia Game night. Poker night. Decent bar food. Very good pizza. Gluten-free and vegetarian options. Excellent cocktails. Nice beer and wine assortment. They also have locations in Herndon VA and Rockville MD. Plus locations throughout the U.S.. They're a chain but the place feels local. Sometimes they have live music.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Rental Car Location
“There are no fewer than 8 clubs on this street. In my younger days, I was out here every other weekend for all night dancing!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Hookah Bar
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“This is a great place to go smoke some traditional hookah. This has the feel of the original Washington DC lounges, before everything got hipsterified.”
  • 6 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Eastern European Restaurant
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“A great Turkish restaurant situated in the heart of the neighborhood called Adams Morgan, which is a very eccentric and lively area (which is also where Al Volo and Lapis Bistro are located). Meze is great for sharing small plates. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“A great Brazilian restaurant. Our favorites are the Jacare (alligator), Carne del Sol, the Green Mussels, the Salada Mista com Camaroes, and the Caipirinhas. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great salsa place with occasional live music. Check out their website for lessons on several weeknights. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The park is really right at the top of Belmont Road. It has two playground areas, basketball courts and lots of green space where people picnic and hangout on sunny days. If you have small kiddos, its perfect.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Latino restaurant with foods from all over the Americas. Live music and dancing 4 nights of the week. Good happy hour specials. $”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Have the late night munchies? Here is your go to , with one of these JUMBO slices, you'll be good to go!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Gay Bar
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“This is the host's favorite bar. It is open, clean, and always has a solid crowd. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Himalayan Restaurant
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“Ah, and my favorite place for cuisine that I trust next to home made meal. It's a Nepali restaurant with a great feel and ambiance. Try spicy hot Thupka soup.”
  • 5 locals recommend