One of DC’s culturally diverse areas with real international flare
With a never-sleep vibe, Adams Morgan is a mix of ethnic restaurants and popular bars that keep the main street of Columbia Rd. busy most nights. This area attracts young professionals, families and retirees, creating a diverse neighborhood both ethnically and demographically. The blending of many cultures makes this a hot-spot for good cuisine and new experiences in bars, food trucks, and boutiques. Because of this area’s steady popularity there are lots of new and old apartment buildings as well as row houses off the main streets of 18th St. and Columbia Rd.
Adams Morgan is bordered by Florida Avenue, NW, 16th Street, NW and Columbia Road. Just a 20-minute walk to Dupont Circle, 15 minutes to Rock Creek Park, and about 5 minutes to Kalorama-Sheridan with its revival homes and mansions, historic residences and embassies, this location is ideal for working and enjoying life in an international city.
Landmarks & Scenes:
Madams Organ bar is a hot spot with a long reputation as a fun gathering place with a huge mural of the Madam on the building and a maze of floors for visitors to explore. The neighborhood also has its own Heritage Trail that you can follow to learn the colorful history of the area.
Food & Drink:
Lots of little pocket restaurants offering outdoor seating in the warmer months that are scattered all over the neighborhood as well as many bars and pubs for a relaxing night with friends.
Used bookstores, vintage clothing shops, bakeries, trendy retail stores, and small galleries pepper the neighborhood. Adams Morgan also houses lots of ethnic groceries, from Cuban to Ethiopian to Italian.
Locals in the neighborhood can often be found out on weekend nights at one of the local hot spots or grabbing diner with friends. Adams Morgan’s great location also makes it easy to travel to other areas of town for entertainment.
Sports & Outdoors:
Meridian Hill Park is in the neighborhood offering great green space as well as wonderful water features. Adams Morgan is also a very bike friendly place with residents riding all over town!
Arts & Culture:
The culture of Adams Morgan is unique in the city, with a mix of young professionals with a flare for the artistic. Full of urban art and painted murals as well as art galleries helps Adams Morgan stay one of a kind.
Though a real haven for young professionals, there is a chapter of Hope Worldwide that sponsors high school and college aged students to travel around the world.