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Adams Morgan

Adams Morgan's colorful facade is equally as electric and exciting at night when numerous bars and clubs open their doors attracting customers from across the District. © Urban Igloo

Lively Nightlife Amid Historic and Multicultural Character

Even Adams Morgan’s name is a testament to its multiculturalism; it was coined in 1955 when all-white John Quincy Adams Elementary school and all-black Thomas P. Morgan Elementary school were integrated and the neighborhoods combined. Today, Adams Morgan is without question one of the most diverse, lively, and interesting neighborhoods in the District, going so far as to earn a national “Great Neighborhood” award from the American Planning Association.

18th street is the heart and soul of Adams Morgan. This multiethnic and multicultural abundance of bars, restaurants, clubs, music venues, shops, and more is the lifeblood of DC’s dining and entertainment scene. Regularly thronged with people during street fairs or even any given weekend, 18th street will never leave a resident or a visitor to Adams Morgan unsatisfied.

Adams Morgan is indirectly serviced by the Woodley Park and Dupont Circle metro stations, but there are many Circulator bus lines and Capital Bikeshare stations to get around on. Housing in Adams Morgan is chiefly comprised of row homes and apartment buildings, though some condos exist as well. For the trendy DC resident looking for dining and nightlife in a central location, look no further than Adams Morgan.


  • Cashion’s Eat Place

    Cashion’s Eat Place

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    Popular New American eatery serving locally sourced dishes in a sophisticated setting with a patio.

  • Pasta Mia

    Pasta Mia

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    This cash-only institution draws fans to its old-school digs for large portions of Italian dishes.

  • BUL


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    Brick walls and artwork create a hip backdrop for Korean street food like yakitori and fried rice.

  • Pop’s Sea Bar

    Pop’s Sea Bar

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    Colorful seafood shack with a menu of updated beach themed classics inspired by both the Jersey Shore and Gulf Coast.

  • Tryst


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    Relaxed coffeehouse drawing an eclectic crowd with live music, eclectic furniture, sandwiches and sweets.

Bars and Music

  • Songbyrd Record Cafe

    Songbyrd Record Cafe

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    A coffeehouse/music shop with vinyl and java for sale, plus listening booths and a 1947 recording booth.

  • Bourbon


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    Bourbon and bar food served in a dimly lit, multilevel space with a patio.

  • Roofers Union

    Roofers Union

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    Unique American fare and craft cocktails draw fans to this rustic, 3-story tavern with rooftop views.

  • Jack Rose

    Jack Rose

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    Whiskeys lead the way at high-end bar with American menu, themed dining rooms and an open air terrace.

  • High Dive

    High Dive

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    Easygoing watering hole for beer and basic cocktails in nautical surrounds with an eclectic jukebox.


  • Yes! Organic Market

    Yes! Organic Market

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    Yes! Organic Market is a family-owned local grocery chain offering fresh, natural and organic foods committed to bringing healthy food options to underserved areas and with stores throughout DC and Maryland.

  • Safeway


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    Whatever item you’re looking for, Safeway has the best brands at the best prices, from everyday essentials like milk and paper towels to premium, specialty items like gourmet coffee and organic lasagna.

  • Casa Lebrato

    Casa Lebrato

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    Corner grocery offering eclectic selections from global cuisine.

  • Hana Japanese Market

    Hana Japanese Market

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    Compact grocery store offering traditional Japanese staples, including produce, snacks and candy.

  • Harris Teeter

    Harris Teeter

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    Harris Teeter is a grocery chain with stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Maryland and Delaware.


  • Crossfit Hierarchy

    Crossfit Hierarchy

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    The only Crossfit affiliate in Adams Morgan, Crossfit Hierarchy strives to help those who come in the door to be the best they can be both in fitness and in life.

  • The Studio DC

    The Studio DC

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    Recognizing yoga as an ancient tradition, The Studio DC is capable of enriching all aspects of modern life and encourage each individual’s personal growth while fostering a sense of community and friendship.

  • CenterPointe


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    CenterPointe athletes are trained in strength, mobility, power and endurance under the guidance of skilled trainers at a studio that believes quality coaching in constantly varied functional movement leads to the best results and fewest injuries.

  • solidcore


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    With the goal to help create happy, strong, and solid individuals Solidcore is the place to go for intense, full-body workouts and a motivational and exciting atmosphere.

  • MINT


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    MINT was established in 2006 with a vision of delivering a well-rounded fitness experience within a luxurious, community-focused environment.