Cafes, Bars, and Brunches…Oh My! Our Guide to Dining in Washington D.C.

A little while back, we celebrated Monty’s birthday weekend in Washington, DC.

A little while back, we celebrated Monty’s birthday weekend in Washington, DC. We also came to visit the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is a wonderfully designed museum on the National Mall.

We love coming to DC for the museums, the culture, and the food. This post is going to focus on a few of our favorite local eateries. Please see below for our Dining Guide to Washington, DC.

#FITip: It’s never too late to follow your passion.

Brunch @ Birch & Barley

Located near to the Logan Circle Historic district on 14th Street NW is our new favorite brunch spot called Birch & Barley. We loved everything about this place  from its exposed brick walls and our super enthusiastic server to its delicious American styled cuisine. We started our morning with grapefruit and orange mimosas followed by their freshly made donut holes. Our main entrees consisted of their chicken and waffles sandwich with a side of creamy polenta as well as corned beef hash with sunny side up eggs.  We were completely satisfied with our meals as they were mouth watering and well-portioned. We will surely be back again.





Gelatos and Coffee @ Dolcezza

After brunch we stepped over to Café Dolcezza, a brightly lit and inviting gelato and coffee bar located up the block from Birch & Barley on P Street NW . It’s a spacious café with both indoor and outdoor seating serving up delicious seasonal sorbets and gelatos such as their Honey Crisp Apple and Crookneck Pumpkin to satisfy that sweet tooth! It’s the perfect spot to enjoy with friends or while sipping your latte and writing your next blog post. :p



Drinks @ Denson Liquor Bar

Later in the evening, we checked out Denson Liquor  Bar. Its location is hidden, save for those who know , which is why it’s a great place to go. It is on the corner of F Street NW, but you must go down a flight of steps to find the door and access the bar. It has a dark and mysterious speakeasy feel, which draws locals who want a break from the loud bar scene for something a little more intimate. We ordered some old fashioneds and a delicious baked brie with honey. You can enjoy Denson for a nightcap with friends or with that special someone.

We hope that you enjoyed our guide to dining in the nation’s capital. Please let us know if you tried any of our recommendations and also share some of your own in the comment section below!



Travel Wide. Eat Well. Live Your Passion.

Sarah + Monty



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