Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market
716 Monroe St NE, Washington, DC (Monroe Street Market) – Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market
Art in all its forms of expression is a fundamental part of Monroe Street Market. Check out the great artists and resources available to the neighborhood — and cultivate the artist in you. Part of Art on 8th, the Arts Walk teamed up with Dance Place and ArtSpace Lofts to offer DC’s artistic community an exciting place to create and exhibit their work. Visit the studios to shop—and join for free music, dance, and more at Monroe Street Market. Click here for a list of artists.
716 Monroe St NE, Washington, DC (Monroe Street Market) – www.BrooklandPint.com
Brookland Pint is the third craft beer-focused restaurant for owner John Andrade, who also owns Meridian Pint and Smoke and Barrel. The decor features upscale elements like marble and artwork from Monroe Street Market artist Leda Black with more rustic elements like reclaimed wood and a cool colorful mural. The menu is a mix of classic American bar food and fare, rounded out with some internationally-inspired dishes, which made for a wide variety of options. Click here for the menu. Click here for the brunch menu.
Article: Washington Post.
625 Monroe St NE
Washington, DC 20017 – www.wardmanwines.com – 202.832.1131
Wardman Wines has carefully selected wines, beers, and spirits from around the world. They make wine buying easy and approachable by having a knowledgeable staff that is available to provide advice and make recommendations, and by having a selection of wines always available to taste at the bar. Want to learn more about wine? They hold regular tasting classes to make you more comfortable with the world and language of wine.
Wardman Wines takes its name from the Wardman-style row house, a familiar feature of many DC neighborhoods, including Brookland. Generations of DC residents have grown up in these homes, which are named for real-estate developer Harry Wardman. These houses are integral to the fabric of Washington, just as Wardman Wines is becoming integral to our surrounding community.
Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen
3126 12th St NE, Washington, DC – www.brooklandsfinest.com
Tony Tomeldon of the Pug and John Solomon of Solly’s have teamed up with Chef Shannan Troncoso-former Executive Chef of Matchbox Capitol Hill-to open Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen. Brookland’s Finest proudly serves the Brookland neighborhood in Northeast Washington, DC. Our kitchen features a seasonal menu with a variety of meals which highlight local, seasonal ingredients. Rotating specials and drinks specially crafted by our award-winning staff round out the menu. When you visit, you will discover why it is Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen in name as well execution. Click here for the menu.
Busboys & Poets
625 Monroe St NE, Washington, DC 20017 – www.busboysandpoets.com
Monroe Street Market
Busboys and Poets @ Brookland opened on New Years Eve 2014. The restaurant named their event space after Tony- and Grammy-winning singer Pearl Bailey, a historic Brookland resident. The name Busboys and Poets refers to American poet Langston Hughes, who worked as a busboy at the Wardman Park Hotel in the 1920s, prior to gaining recognition as a poet. Busboys and Poets is a community gathering place. First established in 2005, Busboys and Poets was created by owner Anas “Andy” Shallal, an Iraqi-American artist, activist and restaurateur. After opening the flagship location at 14th and V Streets, NW (Washington, DC), the neighboring residents and the progressive community embraced Busboys, especially activists opposed to the Iraq War. Busboys and Poets is now located in four distinctive neighborhoods in the Washington Metropolitan area and is a community resource for artists, activists, writers, thinkers and dreamers. Click here for the menu.
Article: DC Urban Turf.
Smith Public Trust
716 Monroe St NE, Washington, DC (Monroe Street Market) – www.SmithPublicTrustDC.com
Smith Public Trust offers an approachable creative cuisine, cold pressed juices, locally roasted single origin coffee, smoothies, craft cocktails, craft beer and free high speed wi-fi. The restaurant has about 99 seats for dining, drinking, working and hanging out, an arcade/viewing room in the back with a set of bleachers and 100 inch projector, as well as an outdoor patio space. They also have a stage for live music. They aim to serve good people who want to spread that good vibe. “The concept of the public trust relates back to the origins of democratic government and it’s seminal idea that within the public lies the true power and future of a society; therefore, whatever trust the public places in it’s officials must be respected.”
3523 12th Street NE, Washington, DC – www.SteelPlateDC.com
The owners of Bloomingdale’s Rustik Tavern have opened Steel Plate. Steel Plate is a casual, neighborhood spot – perfect for grabbing a drink on your way home or for bringing your family and out of town guests for an evening out. “What’s important to us? Good food. Tasty drinks. Friends, family and our neighbors. We hope to be your home away from home.”
7th & Monroe NE, Washington, DC (Monroe Street Market) – www.andpizza.com
&pizza is a gourmet-casual pizza concept with locations on H Street NE, and a recently opened location on U St NW. Customers are served assembly line style, customizing their pies or ordering one of the house combinations such as the Kiss & Fire, with spicy tomato sauce, a provolone blend, ricotta, meatballs, mushrooms, and strawberry balsamic. They can opt for three types of crust and a bevy of toppings plus “finishes & oils”: fig marsala, oregano oil, crumbles of goat cheese.
2711 12 St. NE, Washington, DC – menomale.us – 202.248.3946
Menomalé is an authentic napoletana pizza restaurant with one of DC’s best beer selections.
It was founded by Ettore Rusciano, an Italian born Maestro Pizzaiolo (master pizza maker), and Leland Estes, a self proclaimed beer nerd. The authentic pizza is made by a hand built wood-fired oven that cooks a pizza at 900°, giving the pizza a unique flavor and texture. Featuring only ingredients from the Campania region of Italy they make pizza the way it was historically intended. Pair your pizza amongst 20 craft beers on draft and a growing bottle list curated from around the world, in addition to Italian wines and simple spirits. See the review in Washingtonian magazine by clicking here.
The Dew Drop Inn
The Dew Drop Inn name was inspired by the countless roadside Dew Drop Inn’s across America. It’s a classic name for a classic bar, and the owners of The Wonderland Ballroom wanted to continue the tradition of a place alongside the road for neighbors and travelers to meet to share a drink or a meal and watch the trains go by. The Dew Drop Inn is housed in a rustic stone industrial building that used to be the workspace for stonemasons and metal workers; today it gives a great view of the CSX, Marc and DC metro tracks. It’s located at 2801 8 St NE in Edgewood/Brookland. It’s adjacent to the MBT (bike trail), and around the corner from the Mess Hall. They’re open seven days a week, with a traditional bar menu and a happy hour.