SHOPPING, DINING & NIGHTLIFE IN DUPONT CIRCLEDon'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.
DETAILSDitch the Yelp search. Here are our staff's top picks! Click on each for more details.
- Lauriol Plaza
- Bistrot Du Coin
- Tabard Inn Restaurant
- Hank's Oyster Bar
- Pizzeria Paradiso
- Sushi Taro
BEST BOOK SHOPS
- Kramerbooks&Afterwords Cafe
- Red Onion Records & Books
BEST BARS & CLUBS
- The Big Hunt Pub
- Eighteenth Street Lounge
- CIRCA at Dupont
- Buffalo Billiards
- 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
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.
Why Stay at The Normandy Hotel?
- About a half mile from The Normandy
- Free breakfast buffet
- Daily wine and cheese hour
- 75 boutique-style rooms