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DC’s Petworth neighborhood is home to some of the city’s best restaurants and bars, ranging from date night destinations to homey taverns to super-hot pizzerias. Here are our recommendations for the spots you need to check out during your visit to the neighborhood.

El Torogoz

Neighborhood Mexican-Salvadorian restaurant El Torogoz is the ideal spot for enjoying a delicious dinner composed of entrees like empanadas or nachos. We recommend splitting an order of the enchiladas for your table, since they’re bound to be at the top of everyone’s list.

4231 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20011
(202) 722-6966

Hank’s Cocktail Bar

The relaxed, super-chill vibe at Petworth’s Hank’s Cocktail Bar makes it the perfect place to spend happy hour. You’ll get to enjoy craft cocktails, made on the spot for you by the pro bartenders, and super-comforting, filling small bites to go along with your drink—like roasted carrots and baked potatoes. For a fun group activity, order the customized tableside punch, which bartenders will make according to your table’s preferences.

819 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC 20011
(202) 290-1808

Timber Pizza

One of the most popular spots in town, with tables regularly filled up every night, Timber Pizza is known for its wood-grilled pies (especially the pesto-topped Green Monster). Share a pizza or two with your lunch companions and add on out-there toppings like shishito peppers for some fun.

809 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC 20011
(202) 853-9746

Little Coco’s

Whether you’re looking for a romantic date night or a friendly gathering, Petworth’s Little Coco’s is a perfect dinner destination. Choose from a selection of pastas and pizzas, along with a meticulously crafted wine list, and make sure to stay for desert. You’ll love the funky decor and the incredibly cuisine.

3907 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20011
(202) 853-9889

Moreland’s Tavern

Spend a night out at Moreland’s Tavern for a true taste of the neighborhood scene.  The restaurant caters to neighborhood locals and is a great place to enjoy a beer and a comforting dinner of mac and cheese or spaghetti and meatballs.

5501 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20011
(202) 248-0491