Adams Morgan DC Neighborhood Guide
NorthWest DC • Nightlife • Variety of Dining • Convenient
1 BR: $2150
2 BR: $2850
Transit Score: 83
Adams Morgan, located in Northwest DC, is a lively and diverse neighborhood that seems to have it all…great food, happening bars, boutiques, fitness studios, and an eclectic mix of people. With business booming in the area, young professionals are flocking to this Adams Morgan, and the variety of housing options make staying even more desirable. From our favorite brunch and happy hour spots to the ins and outs of living in Adams Morgan, we’ve got you covered.
Our Favorite Brunch Spot
Brunch has become quite the trend these days – every Saturday and Sunday you’ll find people of all ages and interests waking up and flocking to their favorite spot to enjoy a delicious meal, and maybe a beverage or two. With several brunch options to choose from, Adams Morgan has certainly caught on to this trend. One of our favorites provides a meal and a show: the Sunday Drag Brunch at Perry’s! Every Sunday, the dining room is turned into a stage as some of DC’s most talented drag queens serenade, tease and entertain the crowd. Attendees indulge in a lovely brunch buffet with all of the usual suspects and have a great selection of mimosas, bloody marys and other brunch cocktails to choose from. Make a reservation in advance to avoid standing in line, this is definitely a popular event!
Our Favorite Happy Hour Spot
Our favorite happy hour spot in Adams Morgan goes to Roofers Union. On Monday –Friday from 5-7pm, Roofers Union hosts a fabulous happy hour on their first and second floors. With $3 draft beers, $5 house wines, $5 rail cocktails, and happy hour snacks ranging from $3 to $6, we can’t get enough of their happy hour. The first floor at Roofers Union is the main bar area where most enjoy happy hour and an occasional live performance. The second floor is their dining area, and all the way up you will find a seasonal rooftop overlooking Adams Morgan.
Best Place To Work Up A Sweat
For the fitness junkies, Adams Morgan has a couple of incredible studios that locals flock to. Located on Columbia Road, Solidcore is a high-intensity, low-impact workout class that will leave you shaking. The premise behind the class is to lengthen and tone through slow and controlled movements. The class lasts 50 minutes, but it truly gets the job done. Street parking is limited in the area, but the Woodley Park and Columbia Heights Metro stops aren’t far.
Best Way To Get Around
While it is possible to drive through Adams Morgan, parking will likely be a struggle. With the Red Line Metro just a few blocks away in Woodley Park and the Green & Yellow Line Metro’s just a few blocks away in Columbia Heights, this ends up being a relatively convenient mode of transportation for those who live in the neighborhood. Additionally, there two bus lines that run through the neighborhood: the L2 and the D.C. Circulator Green Line. The neighborhood is walkable during the day as well, however, the nightlife scene tends may prevent some from wanting to walk the neighborhood at night.
While Adams Morgan is known for being a unique and diverse neighborhood, it typically is most popular for its nightlife scene. With bars, clubs, and restaurants all throughout the neighborhood, the streets are lively well into the night with music and commotion. Local late night food spots are always crowded and you will always see crowds of all types enjoying themselves as the night fades into morning.
What You Won’t Find
A convenience that is very limited in Adams Morgan is parking – most avoid having a car or giving up a parking spot due to the fact that a new parking spot will be hard to come by. Additionally, the neighborhood tends to feel very crowded and loud. Adams Morgan is in very close quarters, and the area is known for its nightlife – this combination may lead some to feel overwhelmed. Personal space and a calm environment are not something you will find in Adams Morgan.
Living In Adams Morgan
The housing options in Adams Morgan vary from moderately priced historic row houses and apartments to newer and expensive apartment buildings. While there are some affordable options in the area, finding housing in Adams Morgan can be difficult due to the number of people with a desire to live here. Living right along 18th Street puts you in the middle of all the action, but may lead to some sleepless nights because of the nightlife scene. Columbia Road, another main area in Adams Morgan is a great place to consider. With all things considered, Adams Morgan is a gem when it comes to D.C. neighborhoods. The diversity and culture, assortment of things to do, and variety of living options will have you falling in love with Adams Morgan.