Adams Morgan, Washington Places

Part of our Washington travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Adams Morgan, including Meeps & Aunt Neensie's Vintage Clothing, Caramel Fashion and Madam's Organ.
  • The best place in Adams Morgan Washington: Meeps & Aunt Neensie's Vintage Clothing

    Meeps & Aunt Neensie's Vintage Clothing

    2104 18th St NW
    M-Sa noon-7PM, Su noon-5PM. Meeps is one of D.C.'s long-established vintage stores, with a selection of men's and women's fashion, casual to formal. Styles range from the 1940s–80s. It's small, but beloved.
    Adams Morgan
  • Caramel Fashion

    Caramel Fashion

    1603 U St NW
    Th-F noon-9PM, Sa 11AM-7PM, Su noon-6PM. An "eco-friendly" boutique sporting men's and women's clothing from lesser-known designers. Their casual clothes are noticeably stylish, but still the type you'd feel comfortable wearing while walking down the street in the daytime.
    Adams Morgan
  • Madam's Organ

    Madam's Organ

    2461 18th St NW
    Su-Th 5PM-2AM, F-Sa 5PM-3AM. Cover: usually $3. Virtually anyone who's been to Adams Morgan has been to the fixture that is Madams Organ. Live music every night—mainly blues but also jazz and bluegrass. Tuesday night is acoustic Delta blues. It owns its own atmosphere, with its stuffed animals, appliances and nick-nacks hanging from the walls and ceiling. Playboy magazine once named it one of the best bars in America, and redheads get discounts.
    Adams Morgan
  • Lauriol Plaza

    Lauriol Plaza

    1835 18th St NW
    Lauriol Plaza Restaurant
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  • The Grill from Ipanema

    The Grill from Ipanema

    1858 Columbia Rd NW
    M-Th 4:30PM-11PM, F 4:30PM-11:30PM, Sa noon-11:30PM, Su noon-10PM. $20-35. This is no gimmicky downtown place—this is a real taste of Brazil in D.C. Brazilian food is meat heavy, and the steaks here are excellent. If steak is too one-dimensional, try the feijoada, a stew of various smoked meats, southern greens, fruit, and black beans. Too much meat? Try one of the seafood moquecas. And the potent caipirinhas are among the neighborhood's favorite cocktails. It is a little overpriced, but if you don't mind the extra $5-10, this makes for a great dinner date.
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  • Russia House Restaurant and Lounge

    1800 Connecticut Ave NW
    M-Th 5PM-midnight, F 5PM-2AM, Sa 6PM-2AM; Restaurant closes M-F 10PM, Sa-Su 11PM. Baltika/Švyturys Beer: $7; Vodka: $10, Martini: $16. Serves traditional Russian fare and vodka, with more than 30 vodkas to choose from. The vodka bar is the main draw, full of ex-pats and Russophiles talking all things Russia, while the restaurant is a bit of an afterthought. Live music W-Th. Owned by D.C. native Aaron McGovern and Lithuanian Arturas "Jeepo" Vorobjovas. Hockey player Alex Ovechkin has been spotted here several times.
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  • Las Canteras

    Las Canteras

    2307 18th St NW
    Tu-Th 11AM-3PM,5PM-10PM, F-Su 11AM-3PM,5PM-11PM. $22-35. Adams Morgan lucked out recently when a top Peruvian chef from El Chalán opened this little restaurant, serving traditional Peruvian dishes with a little international flair. Peruvian food is one of the world's truly great cuisines, rich with seafood, some fifty varieties of indigenous potatoes, and the culinary intersection of Spanish, Incan, and East Asian traditions. Chinese influenced lomo saltado (beef & potatoes) as well as ceviche (raw fish) are the national dishes, and as with El Chalán, the anticuchos (chicken hearts) are exceptional.
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  • Cocova

    Cocova

    1904 18th St NW
    Tu-Sa Noon-8PM; Su Noon-5PM. This shop, tucked away on a lower level, carries a wide selection of chocolates, and has small art gallery.
    Adams Morgan
  • Toro Mata

    Toro Mata

    2410 18th St NW
    Tu-F noon-10PM, Sa 9AM-6PM, Su noon-6PM. Toro Mata, the Bull Kills, is a famous Peruvian folk song, and the Adams Morgan store of the same name is filled with Peruvian art of all varieties—paintings, vases, stuffed animals, interior decorating accessories, etc. A great place for browsing.
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  • Madams Organ

    2461 18th St NW
    The unmistakeable mural that is (to the consternation of some of the more uptight residents) the somewhat risqué symbol of Adams Morgan.
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  • Champorama Park Mural

    2270 Champlain St NW
    One of several murals around the city by the city's legendary Nigerian artist, Aniekan Udofia.
    Adams Morgan eat nearby
  • Red Onion Records and Books

    1901 18th St NW
    Tu-Sa noon-7PM, Su noon-5PM. The friendly owner is an afficianado with a huge second-hand vinyl collection (and CDs and books about music). The store is quite small, so he has a carefully hand-picked selection on display, with some rare finds waiting for a browser to uncover. If there's a specialty here, it's indie.
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  • The Laundromat

    1728 Columbia Rd NW
    A bright community-painted mural of a laundromat, right next to the laundromat!
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  • Crooked Beat Records

    2318 18th St NW
    M 1:30PM-9PM, Tu noon-9PM, W-Sa noon-9:30PM, Su noon-7PM. This is the vinyl sister of Smash (below), albeit a little less punk, and a little more post-rock indie. That's not the limit of the collection, though, and the store has the occasional great jazz LP finds. If you are not some sort of expert on local indie rock (and it's hard to see why a traveler would be), ask the friendly experts at the counter, then take your record to the listening station to check it out. This is one of D.C.'s true, great record stores, and a long-time 18th St fixture.
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  • Tibet Shop

    2407 18th St NW
    Su-W 10:30AM-9:30PM, Th-Sa 10:30AM-11:30PM. The Tibetan import store, run by an acclaimed Tibetan journalist and photographer, packed with upscale, handmade arts and crafts, as well as ritual items, carpets, clothes, etc.
    Adams Morgan
  • Greater Goods

    1626 U St NW
    Tu-Sa 11AM-8PM, Su 11AM-6PM. D.C.'s greenest store, specializing in a whole wide range of eco-friendly home goods, as well as items designed to raise awareness of how you can minimize your carbon footprint, decrease waste, etc. The book section is also worth a browse, and the owner is very friendly.
    Adams Morgan
  • Smash Records

    2314 18th ST NW
    M-Th noon-9PM, F noon-10PM, Sa 11AM-10PM, Su noon-7PM. D.C.'s punk rock scene was legendary in the 80s, and this was its most famous record store. It has a great collection of both old and new punk and other local indie CDs, as well related books. Also on offer is a small selection of cheap punk fashion.
    Adams Morgan
  • Idle Time Books

    2467 18th St NW
    One part record store and three parts used bookstore, this is another great place to browse and to find dirt-cheap books and CDs (small, but excellent classical selection). Unlike soulless chain bookstores, this one is full of comfy chairs, so grab an interesting random book and start whiling away some time!
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  • District of Columbia Arts Center

    2438 18th St NW
    Gallery: W-Su 2PM-7PM. Shows/events: $3-20. The Arts Center has an art gallery with rotating high-quality shows by local artists, as well as a very cool black box theater, and regular and special events (like avant garde poetry nights).
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  • Three Macaws

    1706 Columbia Rd NW
    The three Macaws are a nod to Adams Morgan's immigrant cultures, macaws from Latin America, an Asian dragon, and African warriors.
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  • The Diner

    The Diner

    2453 18th St NW
    Serving Early Birds, Night Owls & Everyone In Between www.dinerdc.com
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  • Cashion's Eat Place

    Cashion's Eat Place

    1819 Columbia Rd NW
    Local. Inventive. Seriously-good food.
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  • Madam's Organ

    Madam's Organ

    2461 18th St NW
    Washington DC has always been rich with Blues, R&B and Jazz and Madam's Organ Blues Bar is the place to find it! Madam's Organ is an authentic Soul Food Restaurant & Blues Bar located in Adams Morgan, DC! ALL LIVE MUSIC - SEVEN NIGHTS A WEEK!
    Adams Morgan
  • Mezè

    Mezè

    2437 18th St NW
    Since 2001 Mezè has been serving Middle Eastern tapas (mezè) in a relaxed, den-like setting. Visit us also during Happy Hour, for our late-night menu, or just to try a belly-dancing or tango class.
    Adams Morgan
  • L'Enfant Cafe-Bar

    L'Enfant Cafe-Bar

    2000 18th St NW
    Belgian beers, French wines, delectable food with a casual atmosphere. Happy Hour M-F 6:00pm-7:30pm Tuesday 6:00pm-7:30pm Belgian beer 1/2 Price.
    Adams Morgan
  • Grill From Ipanema

    Grill From Ipanema

    1858 Columbia Rd NW
    Serving authentic Brazilian cuisine since 1992
    Adams Morgan
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