Are you mentally prepared for this weekend? As a city filled to the brim with people who came here for a job (most likely in politics), there’s a pretty good chance that those people are going back from whence they came from…only to be infused with tourists.
So what better way to beat the I <3 DC shirts than to go where the locals go? Or maybe you ARE a tourist tryna experience our nation’s capitol like a local. Using Mystery District’s classic date night recipe [activity + meal + drinks], let’s run for the hills in these three neighborhoods in 3…2…1…
In a land far, far away from the National Mall, there’s a place where no tourist would dare to go. Mostly because it’s still “up and coming” but it sure is RIDDLED with #hiddengems. Below is Mystery District’s recipe for a great date night out in Ivy City:
[Activity] = Bad Axe Throwing
[Meal] = La Puerta Verde
[Drinks] = literally any brewery (Atlas, Right Proper, DC Brau) or distillery (Jos A. Magnus, Republic Restoratives, One Eight)
Home of the Drink Company’s rotating theme Pop-Up Bar, Shaw is the perfect blend of familiar hangouts and unexplored territory. Here’s what we’re thinkin’ for Shaw:
[Activity] = mural hunting in Blagden Alley
[Meal] = Tiger Fork
[Drinks] = The Dabney Cellar
We know what you are thinking. Dupont ain’t no hidden gem, everyone knows Dupont. Ahh, but my beautiful sunfish of an Agent, the gems are right under your nose!
[Activity] = Take a tour of Heurich House
[Meal] = Tacos at Mission for more of an upscale vibe or Surfside for more casual
[Drinks] = The Sheppard