If you’re planning on day drinking, a stop at Dacha should be on the agenda. The year-round outdoor beer garden in Shaw serves a rotating mix of local and German beers and snacks, and even though it will inevitably get packed, it’s always a fun time. Head here for an afternoon, and you’ll probably end up sticking around until dinner.
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If you're looking for a place to start or end a big night in Shaw, the Hong Kong-style food at Tiger Fork is an excellent option.
There are plenty of places to get ramen in DC, but Haikan is doing it a bit differently. Try it for a casual dinner next time you’re in Shaw.
The Ferris Bueller of DC restaurants, The Royal is cool without trying too hard. Come for great Colombian food and cocktails.
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The Fainting Goat
Fainting Goat isn’t great, but you’ll end up here at some point. When the time comes, go heavy on the drinks and light on the food.
Lucky Buns in Adams Morgan is a versatile, open-late burger spot with unique toppings that’s perfect for when Jumbo Slice just won’t cut it.
Sotto is one of the more low-key bars around 14th Street, and the live jazz and good cocktails make it a good place to end the night.
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ANXO Cidery & Pinxtos Bar
Anxo is a “cider” garden/bar/restaurant in Shaw. Come on a date and split a few small plates, or for a group hang when it’s nice out.
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