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Dupont Circle

Dupont Cir NW, Washington, D.C., 20036 | 202-673-7647
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SHOPPING, DINING & NIGHTLIFE IN DUPONT CIRCLE

Don't miss out on this eclectic, bustling Washington, D.C. neighborhood! Dupont Circle is brimming with world-class shopping, dining, and nightlife, including galleries, bookstores, bars, coffee shops, and a multitude of gay-friendly nightclubs. Whether you're sipping wine at a swanky lounge, people watching by the fountain, or soaking in modern art at The Phillips Collection, Dupont Circle is the place to be.

DETAILS

Ditch the Yelp search. Here are our staff's top picks! Click on each for more details.

BEST RESTAURANTS

  • Lauriol Plaza
  • Bistrot Du Coin
  • Tabard Inn Restaurant
  • Hank's Oyster Bar
  • Pizzeria Paradiso
  • Firefly
  • Sushi Taro
  • Komi

BEST BOOK SHOPS

  • Kramerbooks&Afterwords Cafe
  • Red Onion Records & Books
  • Books-A-Million

BEST BARS & CLUBS

  • The Big Hunt Pub
  • Eighteenth Street Lounge
  • CIRCA at Dupont
  • Buffalo Billiards

ACTIVITIES

  • Soak in modern art at The Phillips Collection
  • Take a breather on the Spanish Steps
  • Tour the Victorian-style Brewmaster's Castle
  • Explore the Mansion on O Street

Before You Go

FAQS

WHAT LANDMARKS ARE NEAR DUPONT CIRCLE?

Dupont Circle is a short 1.5-mile walk to Constitution Avenue, the National Mall, and the Lincoln Memorial, and only one mile from Georgetown University.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MAJOR ANNUAL EVENTS IN DUPONT CIRCLE?

Don’t miss the annual Dupont Festival, which brings friends together for great music and dance. In June, catch the Capital Pride parade and festival or the thrilling High Heel Race on 17th Street NW between R Street and Church.

HELPFUL LINKS

http://washington.org/topics/dupont-circle

Why Stay at The Normandy Hotel?

  • About a half mile from The Normandy
  • Daily wine and cheese hour
  • 75 boutique-style rooms