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#1: Ted’s Bulletin

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Frosty mugs for their home brewed beers, thick spiked milkshakes, and breakfast served all day…how much better can it really get? Ted’s Bulletin is a signature go to restaurant up on 8th Street, SE. It gives an old fashioned speakeasy vibe that caters to everyone’s style ensuring a great experience and a delicious meal.

#2: DCanter Wine Boutique 


This little fabulous wine boutique offers a large and rare selection of worldwide wines. Don’t know much about wine? Why not learn! DCanter hosts an array of classes that focus on expanding your palate through tastings and chatting about wines from different regions. Get on over to 8th Street to find your perfect wine for all occasions.

#3: Lola’s Barracks Bar & Grill


With both indoor and patio seating, a pool room, and a shuffleboard attic , Lola’s is the place to be for that evening special. They offer a fabulous brunch and a delicious dinner menu that all pair well with their wine, beer, and cocktail lists. This is definitely a unique 8th Street gem that should be on everyone’s must experience list.

#4: Belga CafÉ

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That’s right! The original Belgian restaurant in DC is located on 8th Street, SE and features some of the best waffles you will ever bite into. This is a perfect weekend brunch hot spot and a fantastic choice for any weekday meal. On top of having fabulous cuisine, Belga Café offers over 100 exotic beers that will make you feel as though you are sitting in a European beer garden.

#5: District Doughnut


District Doughnut certainly delivers on giving you that perfect doughnut to meet every need of your sweet tooth. They offer doughnut creations of all flavors giving everyone their favorite tastes. This is a definite highlight of 8th Street and certainly the place for all you sweet lovers to try out.

#6: Rose’s Luxury

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This DC diamond is a perfect date night restaurant featuring a private rooftop garden and fabulous cocktails that will truly create an unforgettable evening for you and your date. This little restaurant produces fantastic family style dishes for all to enjoy with a great glass of wine.

#7: Senart’s Oyster & Chop House

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Senart’s is the place to go for a fantastic Happy Hour on 8th Street. You just can’t beat $1.00 oysters and signature cocktails after a long day at work. For all you night hawks and weekend party goers, a late night Happy Hour is also offered on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 10pm. This is a great casual spot that has an awesome vibe and all the best people.

#8: Molly Malone’s


This casual Irish pub is perfect for grabbing a beer and enjoying a great burger. Featuring over 50 draft beers, there is definitely something that will meet everyone’s beverage taste while watching the Nats game. Molly Malone’s has a chilled out atmosphere that ensures a great time for all you pub goers.

Bonus 8th Street Hot Spots

Homebody for some post brunch and mimosa shopping.

Cava Mezze for some awesome mediterranean cuisine and a great rooftop scene.


* Head over to the Marine Barracks for some live weekend shows and entertainment.

* Try out new gourmet, organic teas of all flavors at Capital Teas.

* Definitely check out the bike selection at Capitol Hill Bikes along with their massive selection of bicycle accessories.