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. New residential and retail development attracts young professionals and families to the diversity of culture, tastes and activities of the neighborhood.

Acclaimed Food Scene

  • Adams Morgan was named DC’s 2018 Dining Neighborhood of the Year by Eater DC.
  • The Michelin Guide features nine restaurants in the area (Keren, The Diner, Sakuramen, Mintwood Place, Jack Rose Dining Saloon, A Rake’s Progress, Spoken English) with Tail Up Goat receiving a star and both Lapis and Spoken English included in the 2019 Bib Gourmand list.
  • Federalist Pig owner/chef Rob Sonderman has been called DC’s top pitmaster.
  • Brothers and Sisters was named one of the Best Bars in America by Esquire in 2018.

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 2018, up to $50,000 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 BrunerYang and bar director Corey Polyoka.
  • 500+ residential units delivered over the last three years
  • Notable openings in 2018 included A League of Her Own, A Rake’s Progress, Nicecream, Season and Sessions, Spoken English, Pitchers, and WASI Peruvian.


  • 42% population aged 20-34
  • 81% population with Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • $144K average household income
  • Detailed demographics


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