Lively, Spirited, Diverse, Laid-back, Ethnic
Adams Morgan is much more than a neighborhood with a crowded nightlife scene.
Adams Morgan is much more than a neighborhood with a crowded nightlife scene. You’ll find historic row houses around 18th Street, as well as a variety of independently owned stores.
DC's longest-running vintage store Mercedes Bien Vintage showcases funky, party pieces. Urban Dwell’s DC-themed gifts and accessories are sure to please, while Lost City Books' vast collection of used, rare and out-of-print books is a great spot for a post-dinner browse.
Fitness buffs flock to Solidcore, a full-body workout that uses slow and controlled movements to work your muscles to failure. Yes, you read that correctly.
Art lovers should visit the DC Arts Center, an art gallery and performance space that supports emerging artists in the city. On any given day you can catch anything from Improv Wars in the theater to Facebook Photos by Poets in the gallery. Comedy Club DC hosts evening shows on Fridays and Saturdays.
Whether you’re staying or stopping by, The LINE DC makes for an awesome stop on your voyage through Adams Morgan. Beyond being a DC-inspired hotel housed inside a 110-year old church, The LINE offers a variety of dining experiences with No Goodbyes restaurant, as well as a rooftop bar and community center.
Held the second Sunday in September, visitors will enjoy the annual Adams Morgan Day, featuring live music and international food from around the world. You’ll find sidewalk cafes, unique vendors, and cultural demonstrations and dances. Salsa, anyone?
Food-wise, there’s a plethora of restaurants to choose from in Adams Morgan. By day, the neighborhood bustles with families and creative types lounging with laptops in cafes like Tryst and D Light Cafe & Bakery.
The energetic food scene is highlighted by Roofers Union, a top spot for gourmet brats and burgers, and the Michelin star recipient Tail Up Goat. International spots round out the roster of restaurants, including Donburi, a Japanese restaurant serving rice bowl dishes in a minimalist space with counter seating, Sakuramen and long-running Middle Eastern spot Mama Ayesha's.
And last but not least, visitors can enjoy the animated nightlife at Songbyrd or Bossa before ending the night with one of Jack Rose Dining Saloon's seemingly endless whiskey selection or a visit to The Diner, open 24-hours Thursday through Saturday.
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