IN THE ‘HOOD
FIND THE BEST IN DUPONT CIRCLE, ONE BLOCK AT A TIME
Neighborhoods: Can’t-miss spots for food, drink and more in bustling Dupont Circle
An art deco fountain anchors this cosmopolitan zone, where denizens indulge in a traditional Turkish breakfast at Ankara, thin-crust pies at Paradiso and (mostly) veggie bowls at fast-casual Beefsteak by top chef José Andrés. Ankara 1320 19th St. NW, 202.293.6301, ankaradc.net Beefsteak 1528 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.986.7597, beefsteak veggies.com Pizzeria Paradiso 2003 P St. NW, 202.223.1245, eatyourpizza.com Retail stars here include discount designer women’s wear at Secondi, ontrend baubles at Bloom, travel tomes and bestsellers at Kramerbooks and mod decor at Tabletop.
Bloom 1719 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.621.9049 Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.387.1400, kramers.com Secondi 1702 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.667.1122, secondi.com Tabletop 1608 20th St. NW, 202.387.7117, tabletopdc.com A wide array of bars awaits in this neighborhood. Board Room pours beers and a dose of nostalgia with games like Battleship. A green light marks the spot for The Sheppard, a speakeasy by “Top Chef” alum Spike Mendelsohn. Teddy and The Bully Bar channels the 26th president with drinks like Rough Rider daquiris. Board Room 1737 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.518.7666, boardroomdc.com The Sheppard 1337 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.559.8984, dcsheppard.com Teddy and The Bully Bar 1200 19th St. NW, 202.872.8700, teddyand thebullybar.com Toast a brewmaster at Heurich House, ogle (and buy) eclectic objects at O Street Museum and groove to tunes at Eighteenth Street. Eighteenth Street Lounge 1212 18th St. NW, 202.466.3922, eighteenth streetlounge.com Heurich House 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW, 202.429.1894, heurichhouse.org O Street Museum 2016 O St. NW, 202.496.2070, omuseum.org For more things to do in Dupont Circle, go to wheretraveler.com
(Clockwise from top). The circle’s 1921 fountain by Daniel Chester French and Henry Bacon, Secondi, Ankara, O Street Museum