Eight spots near #IABC17

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.

Four places I’d like to revisit in DC

A Speakeasy of note:

The Gibson

SpeakeasyLounge, and Cocktail Bar

2009 14th St NW (at U St NW), Washington, D.C. 20003


A basic but worthwhile joint – they had valet parking when I was there (not much need when you’re on foot – but maybe it was for Obama (they have pictures of Obama him stopping by).

Ben’s Chili Bowl

Hot Dog JointBurger Joint, and Diner

1213 U St NW (at 12th St. NW), Washington, D.C. 20009


Also around there and used to be worthwhile:

The Cork & Bottle

Wine Bar and Bar

44-46 Cranbourn St, London, Greater London, WC2H 7AN


And hardly for the service – but rather for the view:

P.O.V. Rooftop Lounge and Terrace

LoungeRoof Deck, and Hotel Bar

515 15th St NW (at W Hotel), Washington, D.C. 20004


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