An Urban Millennial's Guide to Washington DC

Updated: May 5

Welcome to Chocolate City! Washington DC has a lot to offer from being the nationals capital, the rich history, diversity of cultures and so much more. If you look a little deeper, DC is actually a gem for entertainment, beyond what DC is obviously known for it makes a great city for those looking to indulge in non-political matters. If you like a bottomless brunch you'll like DC, if you're a foodie then you're coming to the right place. In this city guide, we'll share a curated list of recommended things to do and spots to hit when visiting DC. This is beyond the obvious, we're focusing on what makes DC unique for Millennials, we're talking dope rooftops views, restaurants that transform into bars and clubs, Speakeasys and a lot more.

Where to Eat

The cultural diversity of DC allows for a wide variety of foods from all over the world. Here are some of our favorites.

Top Picks:

Maydan- Family-style dining taking your taste buds on a journey through cuisines from the Middle East, Africa, and the Mediterranean. We highly recommend this place, but you'll need to make a reservation ASAP ideally 20 days before you come to visit. The only way to RSVP is via RESY.

Founding Farmers- Great food, everything from breakfast to dinner. A wide range of foods to make everyone happy. Be sure to call ahead and make a reservation. This spot is very popular.

Other Favorites:

  • Georgia Browns (Upscale Soul Food)

  • The Fainting Goat

  • Tiger Fork

  • Busboys and Poets

  • Compass Rose

  • Big buns and damn good burgers

  • Barcelona

  • Rose’s luxury (Go around 4PM and make a reservation for later in the day, yeah its like that)

  • Oohh’s and Aahh’s (Soul food)

Where to Brunch

Probably one of the top cities for folks looking for a brunch experience with bottomless mimosas, great food, and vibes that turn into parties. Brunch in DC is the gateway to an epic night or a night back home to rest. Set your intentions and enjoy!

Top Picks:

The Park at 14th- An all in one spot. Come for brunch and enjoy bottomless food. The DJ sets the vibe with some chill music to start and then slowly transitioning into more party type music before it pretty much turns into a full-on day party. They have an enclosed patio where you can purchase bottle and hookah service. To get the best of brunch and the day party, 3 PM may be an ideal time.

Other Favorites:

  • Half Smoke

  • El Centro (Bottomless food and drinks)

  • Hawthorn

  • Gryphon

  • Provisions 14

Where to catch a vibe

DC has a lot to offer for those looking for good music, dancing, drinks...etc. DC is unique in the sense that many places in the list below can fit various needs. You can go to a restaurant for brunch, which then turns into a day party, which then turns into a night party. Seriously some people can stay at one spot all day and get a variety of experiences. With that said many of the places listed below fall into multiple categories.


Remember its a marathon, not a sprint. The energy in DC is vibrant and flows from brunch into the night. Here are some of our favorite clubs.

  • Opera

  • Gryphon

  • Rose Bar

  • Decades

  • Bar Code

Day Parties