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U Street Corridor

Take a quick trip down U Street and you will quickly discover why this neighborhood has become the premier destination for dining and dancing in DC. © smata2 of Flickr

A great street, amongst great places

The U Street corridor is nationally renowned for its return to splendor after riots in 1968 destroyed much of the neighborhood. A new era of galleries, shopping, dining and — most importantly — an effervescent nightlife with thriving musical venues, has since emerged. You’ll find no shortage of inspiration in this flourishing, historical neighborhood.

This vibrant Northwest neighborhood has transformed into one of the most sought-after addresses in DC. There is an abundance of rentals in this area; over 10,000 apartments and condos have been added to U Street Corridor in the last few years.


  • G by Mike Isabella

    G by Mike Isabella

    © Urban Igloo

    Rustic-mod spot serving sandwiches by day and homey, fixed-price Italian menus by night.

  • Local 16

    Local 16

    © Urban Igloo

    Locally sourced American dishes a late-night scene fueled by a rooftop bar and music.

  • Ben’s Chili Bowl

    Ben’s Chili Bowl

    © mastermaq of Flickr

    A DC landmark recognized by icons like Nat King Cole, Barack Obama and Bill Cosby, Ben’s Chili Bowl is the place to go in DC for classic American food like chili dogs, half-smokes, milkshakes and more.

  • Vinoteca


    © Yelp.com of Flickr

    Vinoteca, a cornerstone of the U Street Neighborhood, offers an expansive wine and cocktail list and a full menu of delicious, ingredient-driven cuisine.

  • &pizza


    © &pizza

    DC’s favorite pizza serves up unique flavor combinations and neighborhood-focused experiences. The place to go for a new take on the traditional pizza shop.

Bars and Music

  • 9:30 Club

    9:30 Club

    © angela n. of Flickr

    Veteran, intimate rock concert venue with all-ages shows, dancing, a light pub-food menu & 4 bars. The club has a capacity of 1200 people and is a standing-only venue. It won the Top Club awards at the 2007 through 2012 Billboard Touring Awards, except in 2008, when the award was not presented.

  • The Black Cat

    The Black Cat

    © Intangible of Flickr

    The Black Cat features local, national, and international independent and alternative music on two stages. In addition, its Red Room Bar and Food For Thought Café are open seven nights a week.

  • Lincoln Theatre

    Lincoln Theatre

    © AgnosticPreachersKid at en.wikipedia

    The Lincoln Theater, located on “Washington’s Black Broadway”, served the city’s African American community when segregation kept them out of other venues. The Lincoln Theatre included a movie house and ballroom, and hosted jazz and big band performers such as Duke Ellington.

  • Dodge City

    Dodge City

    © Urban Igloo

    Whether you’re in the mood for enjoying the company of friends outdoors on a warm summer night, or in the mood to get your dance on with upbeat music, Dodge City can satisfy even the most picky of party-goers.

  • U Street Music Hall

    U Street Music Hall

    © apium of Flickr

    A crown jewel of Washington D.C. nightlife, U Street Music Hall is the place for music lovers to come and enjoy DJs, rap and rock shows.


  • Hana Japanese Market

    Hana Japanese Market

    © Urban Igloo

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

  • Smucker Farms of Lancaster County

    Smucker Farms of Lancaster County

    © Urban Igloo

    Quirky retailer selling meats, cheeses, baked goods and grocery items from small Pennsylvania farms.

  • Streets Market and Cafe

    Streets Market and Cafe

    © Urban Igloo

    Our specialty market offers a wide selection of organic, natural and your everyday practical goods all under one roof. Complementing the market is a chef driven, gourmet menu of prepared dishes, made fresh daily.

  • Trader Joe’s

    Trader Joe’s

    © Urban Igloo

    At Trader Joe’s, you won’t find a lot of branded items. Instead, you’ll find unconventional and interesting products in the Trader Joe’s label as well as everyday basics.

  • Yes! Organic Market

    Yes! Organic Market

    © Urban Igloo

    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.

  • Whole Foods Market

    Whole Foods Market

    © Urban Igloo

    Whole Foods seeks out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintains the strictest quality standards in the industry, and has an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture.


  • Elevate Interval Fitness

    Elevate Interval Fitness

    © Urban Igloo

    Individualized workouts in a group setting provide the structure, motivation, and instruction to break barriers, achieve personal goals, and Elevate to new fitness levels.

  • Vida Fitness

    Vida Fitness

    © tedeytan of Flickr

    More than just a gym, VIDA’s cutting edge equipment, smart design, and modern conveniences deliver a total body experience. The U Street location’s chic rooftop features breath-taking views, resort-style cabanas, and healthy pool-side snack options.

  • Crossfit DC

    Crossfit DC

    © Crossfit DC

    Since 2005, CrossFit DC has provided the coaching and community to meet the needs of everyone from absolute beginners to competitive athletes.

  • Ride DC

    Ride DC

    © Urban Igloo

    Founded in 2013 by three DC friends in fitness, RIDE DC is an indoor cycling studio located in the heart of Washington, DC’s U Street Corridor.

  • MINT


    © NCinDC of Flickr

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