Shaw, Washington Places

Part of our Washington travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Shaw, including Beau Thai, U.S. Navy Museum and Supreme Court Tour.
  • The best place in Shaw Washington: Beau Thai

    Beau Thai

    1700 New Jersey Ave NW
    Beautifully Thai.... Fresh, delicious and authentic Thai cuisine at New Jersey and R! Check out our "Menu" link above!
    Ledroit Park
  • U.S. Navy Museum

    Gate: 6th M St SE
    M-F 9AM-5PM, Sa-Su 10AM-5PM. Free. This is a great museum, and you'll likely have the place to yourself—only visitors in the know will know to find a museum off the Mall, on a navy base. The museum walks you in chronological order through exhibits of each major point in Naval History—the Revolutionary War, battles with the Barbary Pirates, the Civil War, polar exploration, WWI, WWII, the Korean War, and through the present day. There is also an interactive submarine exhibit, and a host of real big guns out in the courtyard. The biggest exhibit here is the destroyer USS Barry, docked just outside the museum, which you can explore on tours. The gift shop is as good a place as you'll find to purchase various Navy-related souvenirs. Be sure to call in advance to make certain you will be able to visit.
    Shaw eat nearby
  • Supreme Court Tour

    Supreme Court Tour

    First St & Maryland Ave NE
    This is the center of the U.S. Judicial Branch and of the three branches is the one that commands the greatest respect in American political life. Visitors can watch the court in session M-W, from October-April, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. The rest of the year, public lectures are held every hour in the courtroom. The spiral staircases on the sides of the court room are beautiful and impressive parts of the building not to be missed. Here's a bit of trivia: the court didn't even have its own building until 1935, until then it was held in the Capitol building.
    Shaw restaurants nearby
  • Thai X-Ing

    Thai X-Ing

    515 Florida Ave NW
    $18-35, Prix fixe: F-Sa $40, Su $30. Some of D.C.'s best Thai food served in the city's strangest "restaurant." There is one cook, Taw, and this is basically his house. Fortunately he's expanded a bit to include his front yard, where there are a few tables on the street. Since it's a one man show, and everything is cooked to order, expect a long wait—bring good interlocutors, a book, or a laptop (free wifi!). Safe to say, this has been discovered by D.C.'s foodies, and the prices have gone up, and you'll need to make reservations relatively far in advance for weekends. Taw has also changed the weekend menu to a noticeably more expensive chef's choice prix fixe, which has allowed him greater creativity—and that's decidedly a good thing.
    Ledroit Park
  • Roti Mediterranean Grill

    Roti Mediterranean Grill

    1275 1st St NE
    Pitas, cous-cous, fire-roasted meats -\-\ food that loves you back. Drop us a line at @rotiusa
  • 1905


    1905 9th St NW


    1314 9th Street, NW
    Local Ingredients. Global Flavors.
  • Boundary Stone

    Boundary Stone

    116 Rhode Island Ave NW
    A neighborhood establishment created to foster a warm, welcoming environment for folks to gather and enjoy the simple pleasures of food, beverage and fun!
    Ledroit Park
  • DC9

    1940 9th St NW
    doors open 5PM daily. cover: $3-10. If the above clubs are overcharging for some lame mainstream act, DC9 is almost always a hit. Live music is the staple at this medium-size, medium-dive club, and includes national and (usually) local acts, usually indie-rock. The clientéle is pretty hipsterish, but not at all judgmental—it's a great place to let loose and get your dance on at the regular dance parties (or the after-show late-night dance parties), regardless of whether you know what you're doing. DC9 has some incredible drink specials on quality brews too.
    Columbia Heights
  • Terrell House

    Terrell House

    1441 Magazine St
    Mary Church Terrell House was a home of civil rights leader Mary Church Terrell in Washington, D.C.. Terrell was the first black woman to serve on an American school board, in 1896. She led the fight to integrate eating places in Washington, D.C., at age 86.
    Ledroit Park
  • Etete

    1942 9th St NW
    The gold standard in D.C.'s Ethiopian scene, by which all other Ethiopian must be compared. Nice ambiance, excellent service, and top-notch quality for all the favorite dishes.
    Columbia Heights
  • Bistro Bohem

    Bistro Bohem

    600 Florida Ave NW
    Welcome to Bistro Bohem!
    Ledroit Park
  • Todd Gray's Watershed

    Todd Gray's Watershed

    1225 First Street, NE
    Coastal Cuisine of the Eastern Seaboard
  • Dc9


    1940 9th St NW
    Columbia Heights
  • Little Ethiopia

    Little Ethiopia

    1924 9th St NW
  • Seasonal Pantry

    Seasonal Pantry

    1314 9th St NW
    Seasonal Pantry is a DC-based business founded by Ali Bagheri and Daniel O'Brien. They're currently looking for a space to carryout their vision of opening a small retail market and restaurant in DC's Shaw neighborhood, as well as launching a product.
  • Shaw's Tavern

    Shaw's Tavern

    520 Florida Avenue NW
    Shaw's Tavern is located on the corner of 6th Street and Florida Avenue, NW.
    Ledroit Park
  • Tynan Coffee & Tea

    Tynan Coffee & Tea

    1275 1st Street, NE
    Tynan Coffee & Tea is a contemporary take on the neighborhood coffeehouse. With superior personal service and connect-anywhere amenities, Tynan is an ideal place for Washingtonians and visitors alike to work.
  • A Drag X-Mas

    The Howard Theatre620 T St NW
  • American History National Musuem of

    American History National Musuem of

    Const Avenue Bet 12
  • Carter Woodson Home

    Carter Woodson Home

    1538 9th Street, NW
  • Conner Contemporary Art

    1358-60 Florida Ave NE
  • Lamont Bishop Gallery

    Lamont Bishop Gallery

    1314 9th St NW
  • Corcoran School of Art

    17th Ny Ave NW
  • Paul E Garber Facility

    3904 Old Silver Hill Rd
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