Dupont Circle DC Neighborhood Guide
NorthWest DC • Entertainment • Variety of Dining • Farmer’s Market
1 BR: $2450
2 BR: $3920
Transit Score: 90
Metro: Red Line
Make your way to the Dupont Circle neighborhood and you will find a unique and laid back culture in an area filled with endless entertainment, businesses, beautiful homes, and much more. Dupont Circle is one of the most sought out neighborhoods that D.C. has to offer. Not only are the streets lined with restaurants, bars, and shops, but they are filled with history and culture as well. Dupont Circle is home to Embassy Row, the Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market, art galleries, and small businesses. The residents all add to the neighborhood’s flare – people of all ages and interests can be found living and working in Dupont Circle. These many unique qualities are what make the neighborhood such a wonderful place to live.
Our Favorite Brunch Spot
Boqueria is a tapas style restaurant located in Dupont Circle. This is not only a restaurant but an experience as well. The atmosphere is lively and fun, and the menu is authentic Spanish cuisine. We love the Boqueria for their bottomless brunch. Brunch is on both Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Bottomless brunch is only available when ordered by the whole party, and lasts for up to 2.5 hours. For $39 per person, the table can enjoy an unlimited amount of tapas, desserts, and drinks. There are several options for each on the Brunch Menu, so brunch-goers will never feel limited. Our personal favorites are the Patatas Bravas, Huevos con Chorizo, Sangria, and of course the Churros con Chocolate.
Our Favorite Happy Hour Spot
Bar Dupont is a chic bar and restaurant facing onto Dupont Circle. At Bar Dupont you will always leave feeling impressed – juices are made fresh each day, syrups, shrubs, and bitters are made in-house, and the bartenders are constantly experimenting to find the next best thing. While this location is fun during both the day and night, we prefer happy hour. Happy hour is served daily from 4:00PM until 7:00PM. There is a selection of beers for $5, wines for $6, and cocktails for $7. Additionally, the bar offers cheese boards, wraps, sandwiches, and desserts to enjoy while sipping on your happy hour beverages. Enjoy delicious hand-crafted drinks while soaking in the thriving Dupont Circle atmosphere.
Best Place To Work Up A Sweat
Dupont Circle is home to the very first Yoga District location. Yoga District was founded in 2006 and has since become one of D.C.’s most popular yoga studios. The studio offers a variety of class options including multi-level flow classes, meditative yoga, core yoga, and more. The instructors at Yoga District have obtained their 200-hour teacher training, and are dedicated to both their own practice and sharing this practice with others. The studio is located one block from the Dupont Circle metro stop, so it is very easily accessible from all over. Whether you need a restorative class or something to get you moving and sweating, the Yoga District has you covered.
Best Way To Get Around
According to Walk Score, Dupont Circle is the most walkable neighborhood in D.C. with a Walk Score of 98. Your standard daily tasks can be taken care of without a car, and Dupont residents can walk to roughly 40 restaurants and bars within just five minutes. While walking is typically the easiest mode of transportation in this neighborhood, Dupont Circle has reliable and convenient public transportation options as well. There are 32 bus lines, 4 subway lines, and access to Capital Bikeshare. All in all, Dupont is an extremely accessible neighborhood – getting around within the neighborhood requires minimal effort, and there are convenient options to travel elsewhere as well.
Dupont Circle is an extremely unique neighborhood. Many refer to it as having a European feel with its pedestrian and bike friendly streets, beautiful architecture, and small specialty shops and restaurants scattering the streets. The variety of residents in Dupont Circle bring a level of comfort to the neighborhood – there are so many different walks of life, all with amazing stories to tell. Because of Embassy Row, there is an international feel here that everyone seems to appreciate. The neighborhood continues to draw more and more individuals in, as everyone wants to feel a part of this beautiful and cultural neighborhood.
What You Won’t Find
For the most part, residents of Dupont Circle do not have vehicles. Nearly everything is accessible by foot or bike, and if it is not, there is access to public transportation. Because of this, you will rarely find individuals in this neighborhood owning and storing vehicles here. Additionally, parking can be a bit of a hassle, as those who do have cars rarely move them.
Living In Dupont Circle
There are a variety of living options in Dupont Circle – single-family homes, historic row homes, townhomes, condos, and newly constructed apartment buildings are all choices you will find when searching for a home here. Because the neighborhood has been established for quite some time, with little building room, you won’t find much new construction. It is common to find row homes turned into several units or older condos being newly renovated. The neighborhood is pricey, but with the convenience and beauty that it offers, we can understand why. Most residential options are within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and supermarkets, so it is hard to go wrong here.