Adams Morgan

Vibrant, eclectic, unique – Adams Morgan is renowned for its fantastic restaurants and nightlife, colorful storefronts, and historic, tree-lined residential streets.

More than 240 restaurants and businesses call this artistic neighborhood home, from friendly sidewalk cafes to Michelin-starred restaurants with diverse cuisine, intimate local shops, and some of Washington’s liveliest nightspots. Young professionals come for the vibrant urban culture…and stay to raise their families.

Acclaimed Food Scene

  • The Michelin Guide features seven restaurants in the area (Keren, The Diner, Sakuramen, Mintwood Place, Jack Rose Dining Saloon) with Tail Up Goat receiving a star & Lapis included in the Bib Gourmand list.
  • Federalist Pig was named “Best Barbecue” and “Best Sandwich” in DC by multiple news organizations, and its owner/chef Rob Sonderman has been called DC’s top pitmaster.
  • Tail Up Goat was named one of Bon Appetit’s “Best New Restaurants in America” in 2016.

Great Streets Retail Small Business Grants

All of the Adams Morgan commercial areas are designated as Great Streets corridors. Funds are available for small businesses through grants to cover capital improvement and certain soft costs. In 2016, up to $85,000 was awarded per location.

New Investments

  • The 220-room Line DC hotel opened in December 2017 and includes four new restaurants helmed by renowned chefs Spike Gjerde and Erik Bruner-Yang and bar director Corey Polyoka.
  • 500+ residential units in the pipeline
  • Notable openings in 2017 included &pizza, Bom Restaurant & Bar, Lucky Buns, Pitango Gelato + Cafe, Rosario, and Zenebech Restaurant.


population aged 20-34


population with Bachelor’s Degree or higher


average household income

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*All demographic data is for within 0.5 miles.