Welcome to Capitol Hill
A happening hub, friendly for solo folks and families alike
Capitol Hill is known for its endless number of things to see and do: places to eat, shop, and have a good time. These streets also house powerful American political institutions and historic architecture, making this a desired hotspot for ambitious up-and-comers and successful families of means.
There are hip restaurants on every corner, beautiful parks for outdoor recreation and fitness, and fascinating shopping options. Its recently updated Eastern Market Metro
showcases Capitol Hill’s commitment to community, accessibility, and expansion.
This historic part of Washington DC is home to its namesake, the United States Capitol
building, as well as the Library of Congress
. It is family-friendly, with plenty of sports, activities, and cultural sites to provide kids of all ages the opportunity to learn and engage. Its schools are highly rated, and it even has a youth Arts Workshop
. Grownup kids will find plenty to love here, too, with the Show of Hands “cocktail counter” to look forward to in the Roost Food Hall
. In the meantime, The Wells offers all gin-based adult beverages
served with chips and caviar. The charm and whimsy of Capitol Hill are not reserved for just the children!
What to Love
Capitol Hill is perfect for the on-the-go professional who loves to work hard and play harder. It is also family-friendly, with fantastic activities and amenities for young children to elder retirees looking for a well-established but lively place to spend their twilight years. Its historic rowhouses make for a pleasant sight to see when exploring the local haunts.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Let us talk about some of those fantastic eateries Capitol Hill is known for. Rose’s Luxury
is an American restaurant set in a cozy townhouse located in the heart of Capitol Hill (with a full bar upstairs). It is named after the current owner and chef Aaron’s paternal grandmother, who was a baker and party-thrower herself. For a more European flavor, the Belga Cafe
is a popular Belgian restaurant whose founder was featured on the television show “Top Chef.” It has an impressive collection of Belgian beer, and its Sunday brunch is one for the books.
You can travel to culinary France at the Bistro Cacao
, which would make a perfect date night spot (it even offers romantic, private dining rooms). For further fun, check out the Tune Inn
—an eccentric bar and restaurant decorated with taxidermy animals offering beer and American comfort food. This is where the real locals hang out! There are plenty of shops located throughout Capitol Hill to peruse while you are walking off your lunch, including handmade specialty and local items from Honey Made
Things to Do
Embrace the American tradition of baseball and take in a Nat’s game at Nationals Park
. If sports are not your thing, try The Atlas Performing Arts Center
. This former movie theater now hosts community-based performances of spoken word, dance, and plays. The Gallery on H
is another community-based art organization that hosts galleries as well as private events.
If you thrive on competition, there is no better place to be than the H Street Country Club
. This fun hangout has trivia contests, all the classic bar and arcade games, and even a miniature golf course. Do not miss their lively drag brunch on the weekends, either! If fresh air is simply all you need, there are always numerous parks and outdoor spaces throughout Capitol Hill to explore.