Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar – just a short walk from the venue
1916 I St NW, Washington, D.C.
Keren – Excellent Ethiopian restaurant
1780 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe – buy all the books, skip the cafe, head for the bar
1517 Connecticut Ave NW (at Q St NW), Washington, D.C.
Columbia Station – Nearest jazz bar…
2325 18th St NW (Belmont), Washington, D.C.
Jazz Club · Adams Morgan · 14 tips and reviews
Tryst – ’No corporate coffee, no matching silverware’
2459 18th St NW (btwn Columbia Rd & Belmont Rd NW), Washington, D.C.
Le Diplomate – Look after your international relations & foreign affairs
1601 14th St NW (at Q St NW) Washington, D.C.
Left Door – Upstairs speakeasy
1345 S St NW (at 14th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Birds 1 Stone – Downstairs…
1800 14th St NW (at S St NW), Washington, D.C.
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P.S. In case you’re too busy for any of the above – and need to get some work done, then here’s a list of worthwhile co-working spaces (some distance away):
You can of course also sit with the yuppies at WeWork – there’s one of those across the street from the Hilton.