DC’s U Street neighborhood is one of the city’s best areass for great restaurants, bars, and music. Here are our top five recommendations for where to go when you visit the neighborhood.

Doi Moi

Head over to this gorgeous fusion-y spot, which has a stunning blue-and-white interior, serves some of the best food on the block. Come here for fresh, tropical-tasting Southeast Asian dishes like noodle soups and curries, as well as a series of house cocktails.

1800 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 733-5131

Ice Cream Jubilee

This recently opened scoop shop on the 14th and U stretch is one of the neighborhood’s most popular spots at any time of day. While the store offers a wide selection of flavors, we’re big fans of the creamy, delicious chocolate.

301 Water St SE #105, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 863-0727

The Prospect

If you’re planning to have a fun night out with friends, The Prospect should definitely be on your list. This fun, rowdy sports bar is the ideal spot to gather together with a group and watch your favorite team. Come a half hour before the game is scheduled to start so you can grab a good spot with a view of the big-screen TVs.

1214 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 450-4130


At this classy pizzeria just off 14th Street, you can hang out on the patio and watch DC’s U Street scene come alive. You’ll also get to enjoy delicious Italian fare, ranging from margherita pizzas to more innovative dishes. Don’t forget to check out the extensive wine list, which leans toward Italian vino.

1610 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 803-2389

9:30 Club

Given U Street’s reputation as DC’s nightlife hub, you need to check out at least one live music spot during your visit to the neighborhood. We recommend the 9:30 Club, a huge venue known for hosting some of the city’s top concerts as well as multiple DJ nights. Make a trip here to finish off your night.

815 V St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 265-0930