Not many bars in Georgetown are worth your time. Blues Alley is one of the few that is. True to its name, this is a jazz/blues club in a hidden alley in between dumpsters and a vacant garage. The inside looks like a spot where Jerry might do stand-up during an episode of Seinfeld, and it’s overall a cool, intimate place for a date. Just get some food beforehand - this place is more about the music and the drinks.

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Surfside is where you go for Mexican around Glover Park. Take advantage of their roof.

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For a kind of healthy lunch in Georgetown, get some of the (surprisingly good) vegetarian tacos at Chaia.

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Ristorante Piccolo

Ristorante Piccolo is an Italian restaurant with a live violinist most nights. It’s over-the-top, but a good Georgetown experience to have once.

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Filomena Ristorante

For an old-school Italian experience in DC, go to Filomena in Georgetown.