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DC’s ever-expanding Shaw neighborhood is one of the coolest spots in town. Check out our recommendations for where to drink and dine during your visit to The Capitol Hill Hotel.

La Jambe

This elegant French wine bar in Shaw features a lengthy selection of oenophile-approved bottles of red, white, and rose. It is the perfect place to meet up for a quiet drink or two at one of the tall counter seats. You can order charcuterie and cheese plates to accompany your glass of vin francais.

1550 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 627-2988

Espita Mezcaleria

This warehouse-style Mexican spot is decorated in gorgeous, colorful art, making it the perfect place of a lively gathering. Order a few shots of mezcal for the group and you’ll see exactly why the restaurant was named after the smoky spirit.

1250 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 621-9695

The Dabney

It’s not just us, even the Michelin guide connoisseurs identified this seasonally-focused Shaw restaurant as one of the best meals in town. Come here to enjoy locally sourced, delicious New American meals in a stunning space.

122 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 450-1015

Compass Coffee

Select from a wide-range of artisanal java blends at this spacious Shaw coffee shop. Settle in with a book for a day at one of the neighborhood’s favorite spots.

1535 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 838-3139


Chef Cedric Maupillier’s second DC restaurant is an eclectic French-American fusion spot that serves creative, teasing dishes like escargots in a blanket. Come to the pink-toned dining room for innovative twists on culinary favorites.

801 O St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 525-2870