Dupont Circle, Washington, DC.
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Dupont Circle is home to a plethora of incredible museums, historic homes, row upon row of embassies, and a great example of Washington, DC’s hopping nightlife.

Easily the LGBT capital of the capital, the neighborhood features the largest assortment of gay-owned and gay-friendly restaurants, bars, and clubs in the city – particularly along P Street – as well as the District’s first gay bookstore.

Diplomat groupies already know that most of the city’s foreign embassies line Massachusetts Avenue, and the strong presence of international restaurants in Dupont Circle is no doubt fueled by the multicultural representatives of these embassies, who also drive a velvet-rope scene of exclusive dance clubs, trendy lounges, and chic bars unmatched anywhere else in town.

Classy coffee houses and upscale retail stores blanket Connecticut Avenue, and though most spots trend on the pricier side, jersey-clad sports lovers, fedora-proud hipsters, and young dance fanatics have no trouble finding raucous taverns, indie music mainstays, and casual hip-shaking haunts to hang out in.

During the day, the park setting of the traffic circle that gives Dupont Circle its name features musicians, farmers’ markets, and grizzled chess players who look like they’ve been staring at the same move for twenty years, while a handful of very popular bookstores and locally-owned record shops still thrive, despite operating in one of the most expensive real estate markets in town.

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