7.2 out of 10

Columbia Rd Northwest, Columbia Heights

38.9275204260671 -77.0328351614648
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Good food, nightlife focused"

Columbia road leads from Columbia Heights down into Adams Morgan. In other words, from super latin down into DC's Bourbon Street.

There are some really fun places scattered along in here. Perry's has a weekend brunch that can make for an entertaining afternoon. It's hosted by drag queens, and a they all perform while you eat; the food on the buffet is above average. The drinks are *strong.* Expect over an hour long wait for a table, though.

Tryst is a great place for coffee or dessert and drinks. It's not a starbucks-- it's darker and more bar-like. Expect the place to be full of people on laptops. It's big with the blogger scene. (For example, this is where a lot of the cable news networks host their election and Washington news "on the street" commentary)

Once you get down into Adams Morgan, it's more of a party atmosphere. Adams Morgan, especially at night, can be like a big frat party. If undergrads aren't your thing, best to avoid. However, early evening and daytime, there are some great places in here. It's worth walking around to find a hole in the wall you'll really enjoy.

Unlike many streets in DC, Columbia Rd. is actually drivable, and you might be able to find parking a reasonable distance from your destination.

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