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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All-Purpose is a neighborhood spot in Shaw with excellent Italian antipasti and some good pizza.
The Ferris Bueller of DC restaurants, The Royal is cool without trying too hard. Come for great Colombian food and cocktails.
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.
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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.
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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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