DC’s H Street neighborhood is one of the city’s top areas for drinking and eating, with plenty of new openings and creative, cool places to dine. Here are our top five options for where you should go in the hip neighborhood:

Bar Elena

The newly opened Bar Elena on H Street—a short walk or cab ride from the Capitol Hill Hotel—is the ultimate spot for after-work drinks with friends. The arcade-style atmosphere (complete with some old-school machines) makes for a fun spot to hang out and enjoy drinks and a round of nachos with a big group.

414 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 450-3265

Hill Prince

Located in a former carriage house, this H Street bar plays heavily into the building’s history by going for an equestrian theme. We recommend coming here for a date night where you and your significant other can linger over delicious house-made cocktails (the menu leans old-school, with classic options like an Old Fashioned) and snacks like olives and beef jerky.

1337 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 399-1337

Sally’s Middle Name

Though it’s been around for several years, this farm-to-table restaurant on H Street is still one of the most exciting spots in the neighborhood, with a constantly changing menu of small plates composed of seasonal selections. Browse today’s menu online and show up ready to order a ton of super-local, delicious food.

1320 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 750-6529

Farmbird

One of the city’s buzziest opening this year has been H Street’s fast casual roast chicken spot Farmbird. The counter-serve restaurant is the perfect place to head to for a delicious lunch of grilled chicken, which comes in a number of different flavors) paired with sides like veggies and mac and cheese.

625 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 506-6778

Sospeso

Another newly opened H Street spot that you need to check out is gorgeous Mediterranean restaurant Sospeso. Fans of Greek, Italian, and other regional cuisines will love getting to enjoy options like the olive oil-soaked burrata, kofte meatballs with lentil bulgur, and bulgur salad with red onion, parsley, and pomegranate.

1344 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 827-3123