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Glover Park

Glover Park's shops and restaurants provide an eclectic collection of tastes and styles. © Urban Igloo

A Slice of Picturesque Suburbia

Glover Park owes its name to 19th century philanthropist Charles Carroll Glover, a generous banker who was influential in the construction of the Rock Creek Park system, the National Zoo, and many of the famous embassies in the area. And though there is debate over pronunciation of the name (rhyming with cover or clover?), there’s a wide consensus that Glover Park – with it’s community gardens, charming row homes, and close-knit community feel – is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in DC.

Wisconsin avenue offers Glover Park residents a collection of shops, services, and increasingly popular restaurants along its modest commercial zone. Off the main drag, row homes as well as some larger apartment complexes are mixed with baseball fields, parks and community gardens. Circulator bus service as well as easy access to Wisconsin and New Mexico avenues offer effortless travel in and out of Glover Park. The area is also home to the United States Naval Observatory, whose horns serenade the neighborhood each night with the military tune “Colors,” as well as the massive Russian embassy. District residents looking for quiet, charm, and convenience in northwestern Washington need look no further than Glover Park.


  • Sprig and Sprout

    Sprig and Sprout

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    Splashy Vietnamese eatery with a casual downstairs deli and a sit-down 2nd floor with a bar.

  • Arcuri


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    Italian cuisine and brick-oven pizzas pair with a full bar in an upscale yet casual space.

  • Rocklands Barbecue and Grill Company

    Rocklands Barbecue and Grill Company

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    Small, no-frills joint serving wood-only barbecue and American comfort-food sides, plus beer and wine.

  • Surfside


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    Tacos, margaritas and more are served cafeteria-style in a narrow room or on the roof deck.

  • Sushi Keiko

    Sushi Keiko

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    Delicious boutique Japanese restaurant with authentic Japanese cuisine as well as some Japanese-American classics.

Bars and Music

  • Slate Wine Bar

    Slate Wine Bar

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    Wines from around the world and hip New American fare in a modern-rustic room with exposed brick.

  • Mason Inn

    Mason Inn

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    Lively, Southern-tinged sports bar with 50-ft. oak bar, TV sports and drinks served in mason jars.

  • Town Hall

    Town Hall

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    Welcoming bar & restaurant serves classic American fare both in a warm, rustic space and on its patio.

  • breadsoda


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    ’70s-style basement bar with pool, shuffleboard, Wii, darts & board games plus an American menu.


  • Giant


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

  • Glover Park Market

    Glover Park Market

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    Compact convenience store located just off of Wisconsin Avenue supplying snack foods, as well as cold drinks, wine and beer.

  • Whole Foods Market

    Whole Foods Market

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    Eco-minded chain with natural and organic grocery items, housewares and other products.

  • 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.


  • Crossfit Balance Glover Park

    Crossfit Balance Glover Park

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    Crossfit Balance in Glover Park believes that everyday strength is good strength, and that building everyday strength makes happier, healthier individuals.

  • Urban Athletic Club

    Urban Athletic Club

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    With locations in both Glover Park and Georgetown, Urban Athletic Club combines multiple training styles in both group and personal training sessions. With a staff of esteemed coaches to help guide you to better fitness, UAC provides a fun and exciting alternative to the stereotypical athletic club scene.

  • Washington Sports Clubs

    Washington Sports Clubs

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

  • CorePower Yoga

    CorePower Yoga

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    People come to CorePower Yoga for physical and emotional nourishment. The physical benefits come from the yoga itself and the emotional benefits come not only from the yoga, but also from the connection with the community.

  • Yoga District

    Yoga District

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    This laid back community of diverse students and dedicated teachers are exploring yoga for fun, health, peace, and a variety of other reasons.