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Eating, Drinking & Nightlife in Washington DC
While the culinary scene in D.C. is nothing new, it has been steadily gaining notoriety for a couple of decades now. And it’s no surprise why – the restaurants here straddle the balance between gourmet menus and approachable venues. The city is notoriously diverse in terms of cuisine though, and you can find just about anything here. Ethiopian dishes are readily available, owing to the large Ethiopian community residing here, and Salvadoran foods can be found in the northern regions and Columbia Heights. If you’re a foodie with a taste for new flavours, this is the perfect place – you could easily try a new cuisine every night of the week.
The bar scene in D.C. is friendly and varied, in part due to the large student population. Adams Morgan, in particular, has a great ambience and houses some of the best clubbing spots. Georgetown is also popular with visitors and locals alike, with a focus on live jazz and drinking, and Shaw is the place to be if you want a sophisticated evening – live music is abundant here.