Washington D.C.: On the Ground

Insider Tour Washington D.C.: On the Ground

Washington D.C. isn’t only North America’s capital, it’s also the capital of cool, with unmissable cultural hot spots to explore around the city. W Washington D.C. Explore the best places to eat, drink, and hang in the city of monuments.


Lab 1270

1276 5th Street NE


An extension of Union Market, come to Lab 1270 where the creative community collaborates and shares their work with the world. Check out the space where residents rotate from pop-up retailers to an artist’s installation.


Current Exhibit: West Elm @ Lab 1270 features local artists and makers alongside the West Elm holiday furniture and décor!


Union Market
1309 5th Street N

The epicenter of culinary creativity in DC with over 40 local vendors. Sample fresh oysters, cheeses, kombucha, or barbecue. Shop for unique of a kind gifts. This locals-only paradise has endless possibilities!



2204 14th Street NW


When worlds collide, you get the ultimate dining experience. At Sakerum, Latin and Asian cultures combine to create the perfect fusion. Indulge in fresh sushi or ceviche in their dining room or year round roof deck.
Insider Tip: Try the Wandering Samurai- it’s a sashimi-topped cocktail!


Espita Mezcaleria
1250 9th Street NW


Experience and indulge dishes from Southern Mexico by Executive Chef Alexis Samayoa. Marvel at the quirky Oaxacan art murals. Tacos, Guac, & Salsa- need I say more?


Insider Tip: Try something old and something new- such as their TIME flight of mezcals, featuring three different years of aged mescal.


District Distilling
1414-1418 U St NW


Gather your friends for an urban distilling and dining experience. Head to DC’s first combination Distillary+Kitchen+Bar. Pick your poison- they make Whisky, Gin, Vodka, or Rum.


Vieux Carre

1413 K St NW


Step into the French Quarter of New Orleans and experience the Old World mystique charm at this cocktail bar. This spot is the perfect balance for post-work or pre-club libations.



715 Florida Ave NW


There’s something about drinking on rooftops. And at Takoda you can do that rain, shine, or snow. The restaurant and rooftop beer garden features 24+ draft beers,50+whiskeys, and comfort foods galore. What better place to post up after work or a sunny Saturday.

Tip: Their Parmesan tots and 3 different style Mules are delish.



1219 Connecticut Ave NW


This new DC addition to nightlife has a fun twist. Decades is a 3-story themed nightclub celebrating the 80’s, 90’s, &2000s. Each floor cleverly showcases each era with its décor and music. Kick back and relax with bottle service, or take your moves to the dance floor! Coming to you from the same owners of DC venues Echostage,Soundcheck, and l8dc.


1924 8th Street NW


Rock the most unique sneakers you’ll ever find! Different artists all over the world tell their stories through their designs. Share these stories with the world with these limited quantity exclusive kicks. The movement reached over 40,000 artists in 120 countries. Each shoe purchase gives back to the artist community! Retail locations are hard to come by. DC’s is located in the up and coming neighborhood of Shaw.