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U Street

Washington DC, DC (National Mall)
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As featured in 3 days in Washington DC
Ranked #119 of 249 attractions in Washington DC
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Nightlife, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The U Street Corridor is home to some of DC's iconic foods. Ben's Chili Bowl, home of the half-smoke, is there plus an area referred to by some as... more » Owner description: The U Street Corridor is home to some of DC's iconic foods. Ben's Chili Bowl, home of the half-smoke, is there plus an area referred to by some as "Little Ethiopia" due to the large number of Ethiopian restaurants. « less
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

It is one of my favorite places to see a show. It's like an underground cavern for music. You walk in and go right down a steep set of stairs. There you have the ticket window and the merch booths for the bands. As you keep walking you walk into the room which is pretty narrow but very deep, good... More

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Santiago, Chile
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

U street is the place to start your weekend in DC, we found very interesting restaurants and bars along the street, and finally decides for an amazing meal at an ethiope place

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

This used to be one of the worst areas of DC, but voila! There's been a renaissance and this area has come back big time. Interesting and varied restaurants, clubs, bars and even a place where you can read and hear poetry (Busboy & Poets). Music is a big deal now and you can catch jazz (Bohemian Caverns the best... More

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maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Visiting U street is to me taking a step into another world. The restaurants are great, lots of soul. I visited U street in the sixties often going to the Bohemian Caverns (Home of The In Crowd-Ramsey Lewis) If you visit DC check out U street. You won't be disappointed.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

It's not the best I've ever had but the best for this DMV area for sure. Plus the place has a lot of history so going to check it out isn't a bad thing either.

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Arlington, Virginia
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234 reviews 234 reviews
113 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I didn't rate this highly because visitors to Washington with limited time can find more interesting places to spend their time. This corridor is probably past "up-and-coming".

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Zagreb, Croatia
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369 reviews 369 reviews
351 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

It is really cool place with many different restaurants and places to hang out! I was a little bit disappointed because some of the places close very early...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

To me the attractions are some of the stores, but mainly Ben's Chili Bowl. It's surely worth one visit while you're in DC. And it sure helps that the metro station is right across the street.

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Washington DC
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279 reviews 279 reviews
99 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The U Street corridor once suffered all the ills of an aging inner city area -- boarded up storefronts, litter, a general sad neglected look. But today's U Street is filled with cool shops, unique restaurants and wine bars, and increasingly more places to live and shop for regular stuff like groceries and home furnishings. The area offers a mix... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I'm not a big partier but I love U Street for vintage shopping--some great places for lunch, as well as salons and antique furniture.

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