U Street, also known as the U Street Corridor, is home to many fun restaurants, music venues and interesting sights. It spans from 9th street to 20th street but here’s a little walking tour of what you might be able to find in this great neighborhood from one end to the other. Here’s also a helpful guide of how to get here!
Bohemian Caverns: 2001 11th St. NW One of the oldest jazz venues in the United States, Bohemian Caverns houses local artists and rising stars while offering a mixture of old school music and contemporary jazz.
The Islander: 1201 U St. NW If you love spicy food, this Trinidadian & Caribbean restaurant’s spicy dishes will make you need to carry a water bottle for the rest of the day.
Ben’s Chili Bowl: 1213 U St. NW Ben’s Chili Bowl is one of Obama’s favorites, and its half-smokes and chili are out of this world.
Cork Wine Bar: 1805 14th St. NW While drinking some of the world’s finest international wines, you can also order some French pastries and sausages to complement your beverage of choice!
Home Rule: 1807 14th St. NW This dynamic gift shop carries basic home necessities made with an original and wacky twist.
Black Cat: 1811 14th St. NW Shall we see a music performance or a burlesque show? Black Cat has it all!
El Centro: 1819 14th St. NW Two floors: a restaurant offering a wide range of traditional Mexican-Latin dishes and a rooftop bar. What could be more cool?
Masa 14:1825 14th St. NW I’ll have a patron paloma (patron silver/fresh lime/grapefruit), please!
Manny & Olga’s Pizza: 1841 14th St. NW The pizza here always tastes amazing even when you’re sober, unlike some places I could mention.
Som Records: 1843 14th St. NW From Ray Charles to go-go, this funky record shop has it all.
Industrial Bank: 2000 14th St. NW For you local history fanatics, this cool building is D.C.’s oldest and largest African American commercial bank.
Busboys and Poets: 2021 14th St. NW If you’re ever in the U St. area, Busboys and Poets is a must. Period.