H Street Corridor NE

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H Street Corridor NE The H Street Corridor – a mile-long stretch of H Street extending east from Union Station – has been the focus of a major redevelopment campaign since 2003, resulting in dozens of bars, acclaimed restaurants, and respectable... Washington, DC United States 38.9002013005128 -76.9931745529175
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Party Earth Review The H Street Corridor – a mile-long stretch of H Street extending east from Union Station – has been the focus of a major redevelopment campaign since 2003, resulting in dozens of bars, acclaimed restaurants, and respectable... ... read full review

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    H Street NE, extending roughly from
    Union Station to the intersections of
    Florida and Maryland Avenues
    Washington, DC 20002

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Party Earth H Street Corridor NE Review

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The H Street Corridor – a mile-long stretch of H Street extending east from Union Station – has been the focus of a major redevelopment campaign since 2003, resulting in dozens of bars, acclaimed restaurants, and respectable...

The H Street Corridor – a mile-long stretch of H Street extending east from Union Station – has been the focus of a major redevelopment campaign since 2003, resulting in dozens of bars, acclaimed restaurants, and respectable music venues popping up along a stretch that was largely devastated by race riots in the 1960s.

The eastern boundary of the Corridor is marked by the 60,000-square-foot Atlas Performing Arts Center, where four theaters and three dance studios welcome a steady stream of international films and eclectic performances.

Tattooed hipsters quickly become avid regulars of the burlesque and erotic magic shows at the Red Palace, or rock out to the latest indie acts pounding away inside the Rock & Roll Hotel.

At the H Street Country Club, gaggles of party-seeking girlfriends and laid-back young professionals flock to the DC-themed mini-golf, while Biergarten Haus attracts lovers of both beer and soccer.

Foodies with a more discerning palate can make their way to the highly-acclaimed Granville Moore’s gastropub for signature mussels and fries, or grab a handcrafted specialty cocktail made with American spirits at Church & State.

When the late-night munchies hit – and if the outdoor chef isn’t grilling on the patio at Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar – Taylor Gourmet serves up fat hoagies till 3am on Fridays and Saturdays, and Dangerously Delicious Pies dishes out enough sweet and savory options to quell any alcohol-fueled hankering.

Though still a work in progress, the mix of edgy and exciting nightlife options along the H Street Corridor only continue to grow.

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Tip from Jonah:

Major construction on a trolley service that will run down H Street from Union Station is ongoing. Until it’s done, you’re looking at a twelve-block walk to most of the venues. Parking is usually pretty easy, however, and it’s a cheap cab ride from Union.

  • Crowd

    Hipsters, artists, musicians, and unpretentious young professionals, mid-20s to late 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Dozens of options, including live rock music at the Rock & Roll Hotel (1353 H Street NE) and the Red Palace (1212 H Street NE), the latter of which also offers burlesque and sideshow acts.

    A variety of bar games at H Street Country Club (1335 H Street NE), including mini-golf and Skeeball.

    DJs play at Sticky Rice (1224 H Street NE) and Little Miss Whiskeys Golden Dollar (1104 H Street NE) on Fridays and Saturdays.

    Live theater and dance at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street NE) and H Street Playhouse (1365 H Street NE).

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Wide variety of international food from Japanese and Ethiopian to traditional German fare.

    Highlights include:

    Sushi and tater tots at Sticky Rice (1224 H Street NE).

    Award-winning Belgian delicacies at Granville Moore’s gastropub (1238 H Street NE).

    Traditional British pub fare at The Queen Vic (1206 H Street NE).

    Bistro fare at Smith Commons Dining Room & Public House (1245 H Street NW).

  • Prices

    Prices are as varied as the food options, but entrées typically run $10–$25. Drinks run from $2 cans of beer at The Pug (12344 H Street NE) to $11 cocktails at The Atlas Room (1015 H Street NE).

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Anything goes: skinny jeans, graphic t-shirts, vintage threads, sundresses, polo shirts.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday and Saturday nights for a full-on party scene.

  • Close By

    The Argonaut (1433 H Street NE), a seafood tavern, was one of the first of the new wave of restaurants to open along H Street.

H Street Corridor NE User Reviews

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Krisna B. Apr 22, 2013
Tired of sushi places that reek of fish and have a cold, low energy atmosphere? How about enjoying excellent food and exceptional drinks in a unique surrounding? Sticky Rice, located on H Street Corridor: 1224 H Street NE in Washington DC, exudes a funky-Japanese-badass vibe that is perfect for a girls’ night out, a lively celebration or a romantic date. “It’s a fun place for fun people,” says Owner John Yamashita. The interior is red with accents of black infused everywhere. The intensity and passion of the red tones mixed with the elegance and simplicity of black enhances its welcoming but intense vibe. Lanterns hang from the ceiling and wall mounted anime art murals give this place an oriental yet modern feel. Guests sit in private booths or tables and listen to an eclectic blend of genres. The music pulsates through the two-story venue at an intensity that lets you listen to the music and still manage to engage in conversation. Seven projectors and four televisions display catchy videos – a great distraction for when a date runs dry! Tattoo-covered bartenders serve-up great lychee martinis among many other drinks. Tons of people eat at the bar– a perfect option for those dining alone or those who want to meet people in a more bustling and happening environment. The menu puts an original spin on Japanese treats and American staples, such as Jolly Green Wontons and a Tokyo Burger. The highlights of the meal were the Sticky Scallops, Godzirra Roll and Tater Tots. The Sticky Scallops are pan-seared in house brown sauce, garnished with carrots, bean sprouts and cashews. A multitude of flavors, all at once: succulent and fleshy scallops, crunchy raw carrots and cashews, sweet house sauce and brackishness from the salt flecks. Our waitress recommended the Godzirra roll, (Get it? Godzirra roll?) It’s a huge 10-piece roll filled with crunchy shrimp, avocado and cream cheese. A spicy sauce and tempura crunchies drizzle the plate, adding a piquant kick! The piping-hot golden tots are served in a large bucket accompanied by their “world-famous” secret sauce. With its zesty food, refreshing cocktails and hip setting, dining at Sticky Rice will always result in unforgettable experiences.
Home Sweet Home
Rebecca H. Apr 12, 2013
When my roommates and I first moved into our apartment off of H street we were a little apprehensive. But after our first weekend out, we were in love. Anything goes on H, so get dressed up or throw on a t-shirt. No one will judge you. Smith Commons or Granville Moore's are great places to start out for dinner, and Queen Vic also has awesome English Pub Food. Probably the best food on H, (be ready to wait in line), is at Toki Underground. It's ramen for grown ups and well worth the wait. Sticky Rice and Rock n Roll Hotel are the best spots to dance, (I prefer Sticky Rice because I think the DJs are a little better, but they're both great). Don't miss the smoothies at Little Miss Whiskey's--and don't drink them too fast! Just because they taste like juice doesn't mean they're not packed with alcohol. You've been warned. If it's nice out the Biergarten is an obvious choice, but crowded! Rock n Roll and Queen Vic have nice rooftops as well. One of the best things about H st is the variety of late night food options! Taylor's gourmet sandwiches are unique pairings served on amazing bread, H & Pizza let's you get creative with your toppings and if you stray of the road on 14th/H there's a checkers--because who doesn't want fries and a milkshake at 3am? One last recommendation: Argus, just off H street, is a fun and unique bar with amazing sweet potato fries and a cool beer selection.
H Street: It's So Worth the Trekk
Brooke M. Apr 5, 2013
Like Georgetown, getting to H Street is a daunting task if you're taking public transportation. However, unlike the home of Smith Point and George, a trip to H Street is worth the hike. Whether you're into seeing live shows at Rock N Roll Hotel or spending a nice afternoon with friends drinking your face off in the outside patio at Biergartenhaus, H Street has a range of bars, music venues, and eateries that are unique to the city of D.C. If you like to incorporate games in your drinking activities, H Street Country Club offers miniature golf and other games you and your friends can partake in whilst getting your drink on. H Street also offers a variety of entertainment with bars like The Red and The Black hosting burlesque shows as well as live musical entertainment. Overall, H Street provides a nice break from the snobbery associated with other areas of D.C.
*Music and Merriment on H Street*
Melissa W. Apr 2, 2013
If you’re looking for a place to make some over 21, unforgettable memories—LOOK NO FURTHER! It is not possible to have a less than fantastic night on H Street. It’s almost a guarantee that you’ll leave with a big, goofy grin on your face (probably in a cab). H Street is an incredible destination and a state of mind. The recipe for a mind-blowing Friday or Saturday night (or even Wednesday night) is as follows: Start with dinner. By and large, H Street generally has very succulent food. However, there are a few stand outs. The Atlas Room is a sure bet for a savory bite, and Toki Underground will fill you with lovely sake and extremely tasty dumplings. If you’re looking for a post-meal drink, the Pug is a very affordable, chill bar where you’ll meet some of the most entertaining people DC has to offer. The Pug is a rare and hidden gem among drinking spots. Next up, some live music is in order. The Rock N’ Roll Hotel is a very cool and hip place to get your music fix. See if you can catch some new up-and-comers like The Davey Brown Band. Davey has a soulful, rockin’ voice that is perfect for sharing a beer with your buds. When you’re done rocking out, you can head up to their rooftop bar area for a breather. On the middle floor, you can play pinball and dance like it’s your last night on Earth. Few places can appeal to so many various types of people! You will see a hipster with his friends, the guy in a suit and a cowboy. It’s a wonderful hangout with reasonably priced drinks. Always, always end your night at Dangerously Delicious Pies. They offer dinner and dessert, and both options are friggin’ delectable. There are no “bad pies”. I personally recommend the blueberry or the pumpkin pie. You can drink at the pie shop, and they also have live music on some nights. Dangerously Delicious is a must if you’re going to H Street. It’s also open late…making it the perfect place to end your H Street adventure. Then find a cab and go home. You are going to be tired from your wild night out!
Fun food & memories
Darryl G. Feb 24, 2013
Many familiar with the H Street Corridor of NE DC remember it for its troubled past and sketchy history. However things have greatly changed and the area is now bustling with many new vendors and entertainment. In addition to well known favorites such as H Street Country Club, Tokyo Underground and Smith Commons, the location is quickly becoming known for its eateries as the corridor has introduced residents to new venues such as H & Pizza and Steak & Ice. Both locations will grab your attention with edgy decor designed to incorporate urban aesthetics into a family friendly atmosphere that everyone will like. In addition to that both venues have very eclectic music that is pumped into the locations and help reinforce that hipster vibe that can be felt all throughout the corridor. But the true element that stands apart is what brought you there in the first place, the food. Giving patrons a fair price point, both venues give you a meal that will fill your stomach and is sure to having your taste buds begging for more. From the endless topping combinations that you can work with at H & Pizza to the unforgettable aroma that omits from a Steak & Ice cheesesteak it is easy to see that you will be back sooner rather than later. If you're in the area and looking for that perfect place to get some eats with your friends while out for a night on the town look no further.
H Street night life
Michael S. Feb 22, 2013
Most people who know Washington DC very well would say the Trinidad area of Washington DC is a unsafe place, often crawling with gangs, drugs, all bad things you could possibly ever think of existing in the Trinidad area of DC. Actually, I spent six years in that region and the lone bright spot in that area is H Street. H Street during my freshman year in high school back in 2007 was really a dangerous place to go to, I would walk around and I could feel the danger around, then in four short years after renovating and establishing critically acclaimed restaurants and bars such as H&Pizza, Steak & Ice, Taylor's Gourmet Subs, Sticky Rice, Country Club, Rock & Roll Bar, Khans, and many more that I haven't been to.
Hidden Gem of D.C.
Ariana S. Feb 21, 2013
H Street Corridor is an under appreciated and unknown D.C. hotspot. Northeast D.C. is generally dismissed because of its impoverished surroundings and run-down atmosphere, but this only adds to the charm of the area. Skip 12 dollar drinks in Dupont Circle for 5 dollar cocktails on H Street. Little Miss Whiskey is a great bar on the corridor, which has something for everyone. Downstairs is a sit-down whiskey bar, but upstairs is where the party starts. The cozy dance floor gets wild and crazy by 11pm. This cash-only bar is a great place to get quality, strong drinks for under 5 dollars. The nightlife is not the only reason to come to H Street. The corridor has unique and well regarded restaurants, which are easy on the wallet. Granville Moore's is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant that only serves mussels, fries, and a wide selection of international beers. If you are looking for an "off the beaten path" destination in D.C., H Street Corridor is for you.
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