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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
“Great for grabbing a beer and hanging with locals. This can be a younger crowd 20-40s, but all are welcome!”
  • 106 locals recommend
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
Cafe
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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.”
  • 15 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
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
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
Nature
“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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“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
Pizza Place
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“Slices of pizza the size of your head. They're cheap, tasty, and the perfect way to soak up drinks at the end of the night. I think they only take cash.”
  • 5 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
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
Hair Care
“Need pampering after walking all over creation? Good massage chairs and free mimosas, tea or water while you have your services done (mani/pedis, waxing, massage, etc.) Liveliest st.in Adam's Morgan ”
  • 4 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. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Falafel Restaurant
“This falafel is so fresh it hurts. Top with your favorite toppings and don't be shy.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
“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
“Local chain, inexpensive Japanese rice bowls with counter seating or take out.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Cafe
“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
“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.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Hookah Bar
“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
Eastern European Restaurant
“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
“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

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