Few of D.C.’s dining neighborhoods feature the variety and notoriety of the trendy 14th Street corridor. Highlights along this stretch of restaurants include spit-roasted meats at Kapnos, daiquiris at Colada Shop, and hundreds of rare brews at Churchkey.
Tables in this heavily trafficked corridor continue to be among the most sought after in the District (Think: Le Diplomate). But buzz does not always translate to a winning dish or memorable cocktail. Knowing where to look and what to avoid is key, especially when reservations are scarce and wait times keep getting longer.
The best of this bustling stretch of hospitality-packed real estate includes dive bars, avant-garde dining rooms, and everything in between. Here are over a dozen 14th Street restaurants and bars to try right now.
(Photo by Colada Shop)
Travis moved to D.C. in 2007 has written about the city's diverse food scene for a number of outlets over the years, including Eater DC, Washington City Paper, Washingtonian and DCist, where he was formerly the food editor.