DC Life

Your Guide to Outdoor and Drive-In Movie Theaters Around DC

Months of quarantine has bred a special sentimentality for the Before Times, reviving a mostly bygone artifact: the drive-in movie. Secluded car seats in marked parking spots turn catching a fresh-air flick into a responsibly social distanced activity—as well as an escape from yet another Netflix binge at home. Options for outdoor cinema are popping up around DC, bringing [...]

2020-08-13T17:51:31+00:00August 13th, 2020|

12 Great Hikes Near DC

Thanks to the National Park Service, our region has beautiful places to hike. Here are some favorites for every skill level: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Easy jaunts in Harpers Ferry lead to history and river views. Photograph by Pat Blackley/Alamy. Distance from DC*: 64 miles. Why Go: Blue Ridge Mountain vistas, river views, and a generous dose [...]

2020-08-06T18:41:55+00:00August 6th, 2020|

Summer Restaurant Week is Still Happening in DC

The world might be turned upside down, but one thing is for certain: You can still get a $35 (or this year, there’s the option of a $55 dinner) at a cool restaurant. The DC area’s annual Summer Restaurant Week promotion, organized by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, is back—but things look different in the pandemic. To [...]

2020-07-31T17:33:17+00:00July 31st, 2020|

6 New Breakfasts and Brunches to Try This Weekend

Tabla 3227 Georgia Ave., NW The casual new Georgian restaurant in Park View from the Supra team specializes in two very delicious things: khachapuri (cheesy breads) and khinkali (soup dumplings). Both come in several varieties on the all-day menu,  alongside grilled meats and vegetables, sandwiches, and fun bites like Georgian fries. And for an afternoon drink on the [...]

2020-07-24T14:47:59+00:00July 24th, 2020|

7 New Tropical DC Patios That Feel Like Urban Escapes

We’re not going to pretend that sitting on a pretty patio, sipping something frozen and delicious, makes up for lost time at the beach—but it does help. Here are some new and newly reopened spots to check out.  The Oasis at Hook Hall 3400 Georgia Ave., NW In addition to leading a major hospitality-industry relief effort during [...]

2020-07-16T20:34:42+00:00July 16th, 2020|

A “Ghost Food Hall” Is Opening In DC

Like many restaurateurs, Aaron Gordon* spent March nights waking up in a 2 AM panic.  The owner of DC pizza bar Red Light and neighborhood hangout Little Beast says his mind bounced around—from vaccine timetables to years-long closures, from missed mortgage and rent payments to the potential of a looming recession or depression. In other words, he worried the [...]

2020-07-09T20:36:33+00:00July 9th, 2020|

10 Things to Do This Weekend in DC

FRIDAY, JULY 10 SCIENCE NERDS: Unleash your inner science nerd and join Story Collider, a group of scientist storytellers, who will be sharing their stories on the theme of “home.” Audience members will be encouraged to share their own ten-word stories as well. This week, a biochemist and two neurobiologists will be entertaining you. Hop online and [...]

2020-07-10T18:53:25+00:00July 9th, 2020|

18th Street in Adams Morgan Will Transform Into a Pedestrian Zone

One of DC’s historic roadways will transform into a temporary pedestrian and bicycle zone this weekend. The stretch of 18th Street, Northwest in Adams Morgan between Columbia Road and Kalorama Road will be closed for vehicle traffic Friday through Sunday. That will allow restaurants, bars, and shops to expand for outdoor service. The pedestrian zone [...]

2020-06-24T16:58:20+00:00June 24th, 2020|