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Walk through the circle on a summer evening and you'll see the diversity that makes Dupont one of the most adored neighborhoods in DC. © matt.herzog of Flickr

The Hot & Hip Heart of the City

Dupont has emerged as one of the most eclectic and remarkable neighborhoods in the city. With it’s assortment of galleries, bars, historical sites, and cuisine, it’s no wonder diversity thrives here.

Dupont could be the most walkable and bike-friendly neighborhood in the city with easy access to the downtown financial district, Capitol Hill, Georgetown and the 14th and U Street Corridors. Metro’s Red Line stop on Dupont Circle makes carless living an easy possibility.


  • Kramerbooks


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    Kramerbooks combines classic independent bookstore with a full-service restaurant and bar. If you’re a book-lover with an appreciation of a good meal, Kramerbooks is the spot for you in Dupont.

  • Lauriol Plaza

    Lauriol Plaza

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    This white table cloth restaurant puts a sophisticated twist on traditional Tex-Mex and Latin American cuisine. The great atmosphere, service, and food and beverages make this a popular destination when going out with big groups.

  • Restaurant Nora

    Restaurant Nora

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    Fresh, local ingredients come together in New American dishes at this sophisticated outpost.

  • Komi


    © Elvert Barnes of Flickr

    American-Mediterranean restaurant serving a fixed-price parade of dishes in an understated setting.

  • Firefly


    © Mr.TinDC of Flickr

    Restaurant built around a large indoor tree, serving seasonal, local New American comfort food.

  • Iron Gate

    Iron Gate

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    Iron Gate is a staple in the Dupont community with a Greek and Italian inspired menu featuring the a wide range of products from local farmers and food artisans.

Bars and Music

  • Boqueria


    © Urban Igloo

    Marc Vidal’s light, wood-paneled Spanish tapas destination, with lots of wines for pairing.

  • Bar Dupont

    Bar Dupont

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    The Dupont Circle Hotel’s chic lounge offers specialty cocktails, patio and people-watching aplenty.

  • Teddy and the Bully Bar

    Teddy and the Bully Bar

    © Urban Igloo

    Theodore Roosevelt-inspired American fare like game, steak, oysters and drinks served in classy digs.

  • The Board Room

    The Board Room

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    Offering board games that visitors can rent, a wide selection of beer, and a bring-your-own snacks policy, The Board Room is a hot spot to come and spend some quality time with friends. With it’s warm, inviting atmosphere and staff, this lovable bar has quickly made a name for itself.

  • Russia House

    Russia House

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    With over 90 vodkas on the menu and opulent decor including red silk damask on the walls, Russia House is where you need to be when you want to experience Russia without all of the traveling. The great food and extravagant atmosphere make this Lounge a hotspot to rub shoulders with Washington Capital players like Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semen.


  • Studio F3

    Studio F3

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    F3’s mission is to provide effective and safe workouts by integrating kettlebell and body weight exercises in a small group training environment. F3 offers a progression program for new clients to advance their kettlebell practice from beginner fundamentals through master classes for advanced students.

  • b.fit


    © The Fit Crasher

    b.fit barre blends strength training, Pilates and ballet-barre work in a high-energy, core-strengthening workout that isolates muscle groups, using precise, targeted reps. The method is based on the concept that fitness-savvy consumers are constantly in pursuit of new and challenging, results-oriented techniques.

  • Quantum Pilates

    Quantum Pilates

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    Whether your motivation is strength, flexibility or mind-body connection, experienced and well-trained instructors will devise a unique program that caters to your needs. From challenging TRX classes, vigorous Pilates machine and mat workouts to Physical Therapy and rehab after-care, Quantum Pilates has it all.

  • Yoga District

    Yoga District


    Yoga District, the highest-rated DC yoga studio on yelp.com for over a year, offers affordable and by-donation yoga classes in community-run yoga centers committed to eco-friendly practices.

  • Washington Sports Club

    Washington Sports Club

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