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Last night I grabbed a quick dinner at 2 Amys before heading over to a birthday party at Napoleon. While we were finishing up the server came and mentioned that a new wine bar had just opened across the street in the spot where Zebra Lounge used to be and it was worth taking a […]


Oya sometimes gets left out of the discussion of recommended restaurants in Penn Quarter but it shouldn’t. I think a lot of that has to do with Oya’s relatively subtle entrance and location on 9th Street which isn’t as noticeable as other nearby neighbors such as Zaytinya or Rosa Mexicana which are on street corners […]


Ownership of most of the hot spots in DC is consolidated by a handful of club owners. One of those is Mauricio Fraga-Rosenfeld, whose company Latin Concepts is responsible for some of the top clubs and restaurants in DC including Chi-Cha, Mate, and Gazuza. As with the other Latin Concepts venues, Guarapo offers a trendy, […]

ACKC Cocoa Bar

ACKC, short for Artfully Chocolate and Kingsbury Confections – is the product of a collaboration of the two Alexandria stores. A welcomed addition to the local scene in Logan Circle, the shop is a combination of cafe, chocolate shop and art gallery for the most part but they also offer a number of novelty items […]

Degrees Bar & Lounge

Situated off of M in Georgetown, Degrees Bar & Lounge is a posh venue located in the Ritz-Carlton. The first time I visited was just a few months ago after I had some problems at the door at Josephine’s. I was looking for a nice venue where I knew there wouldn’t be any door politics […]

Marx Cafe

Formerly the Trolley, owner Mike Peters has transformed the venue into a thriving neighborhood wine bar and restaurant located in Mount Pleasant. It is also worth mentioning that the venue turns into a nightclub on weekend evenings that provides a great alternative to the chaos in Adams Morgan. Cost – $$ Service – A The […]

The Space DC

The Space is a relatively new venue in DC but a step in an exciting new direction for the area. It has been developed in a 100-year-old carriage house in the Shaw area and was most previously a car repair shop. Now, it is a slick and sophisticated lounge with an upstairs cigar bar as […]