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Capitol Hill

An evening trip down Barracks Row will show you how much activity and energy there is in this bright shadow of the Capitol. © zachstern of Flickr

The Bright Shadow of the Capitol

At the political center of world, Capitol Hill stretches eastward of the Capitol Building, with many notable landmarks such as the Supreme Court building, the Library of Congress and the Folger Shakespeare Library. The neighborhood’s picturesque townhomes line many of the streets in this 2 square mile historic district, while rental apartments are concentrated primarily in the eastern part of the neighborhood.

Within Capitol Hill lies two Orange/Blue/Silver line stops: Eastern Market (next to the year-round, indoor/outdoor local food and art market) and Capitol South. Capitol Hill comes alive at night with considerable restaurants, bars, and music venues to explore on Pennsylvania Avenue as well as in the Barracks Row area (8th Street SE).

Just a few minutes walk away is Union Station, DC’s largest ground transportation hub, with Amtrak and bus stations, a local Red Line Metro stop, as well as a diverse collection of shops and restaurants. In addition to the bus and train routes, Capitol Hill allows for easy driving access in and out of the city, as the neighborhood lies along many of the area’s main arteries, including I-695, I-395, I-295 and Route 50.


  • Matchbox


    © m01229 of Flickr

    High-energy New American kitchen with wood-fired pies and bistro fare served in industrial-chic digs.

  • Market Lunch

    Market Lunch

    © Mike Licht of Flickr

    Washingtonians big and small line up at the counter for their share of these blueberry buckwheat pancakes.  For those interested in lunch at the market, enjoy a choice of charbroiled burgers, fish sandwiches, soft shell crabs, and oyster sandwiches.

  • Ted’s Bulletin

    Ted’s Bulletin

    © Cherry Ride of Flickr

    Ted’s Bulletin serves savory homemade food and decadent baked goods (including world famous pop-tarts), all in a friendly neighborhood atmosphere.

  • We, The Pizza

    We, The Pizza

    © TheGirlsNY of Flickr

    NYC-style pizza by the pie or slice & homemade sodas served in a black, white & red space.

  • sweetgreen


    © Urban Igloo

    Locavore-friendly counter-serve chain for organic salads, soup and wraps, plus juices and frozen yogurt.


  • Giant


    © Robert Dyer @ Bethesda Row blog

    You’ll find a great selection of fresh, high-quality products and tools that make your shopping trip easy and convenient.

  • Eastern Market

    Eastern Market

    © Wikimedia Commons

    Located in the heart of the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, Eastern Market is DC’s destination for fresh food, community events, and on weekends, local farm-fresh produce and handmade arts and crafts.

  • Safeway


    © Wikipedia

    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.

  • Harris Teeter

    Harris Teeter

    © Wikipedia

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


  • Biker Barre

    Biker Barre

    © The Fit Crasher

    Offering intense, music-driven classes on bikes and at the barre, we’re bringing our own breed of intense, effective workouts to our favorite neighborhood in DC.

  • DCBFit


    © The Fit Crasher

    No matter what your reason for coming to DCBFIT, self defense, to work on your body, lose weight, or just for the fun of working out, they want to meet and exceed your expectations.

  • Atlas Fitness

    Atlas Fitness

    © The Fit Crasher

    The central goal is to provide personalized training experiences tailored to individual clients. Participants receive comprehensive training composed of core fitness principles as well as creative and challenging exercises with special care paid toward preventing injury.

  • Bmarchai Studios

    Bmarchai Studios

    © The Fit Crasher

    Bmarchai Studios does low impact circuit training that starts with the core and posture and targets the arms, legs, gluts, and abs. This full body Los Angeles-style circuit training is guaranteed to challenge your body and focus on true total body health.

  • Washington Sports Club

    Washington Sports Club

    © Wikimedia Commons

    Washington Sports Clubs is equipped with cardiovascular machines, strength training equipment and other exercise equipment.