During the working week, join busy Washingtonians for a quick coffee and a bagel at Washington D.C.'s cafe-bars. At lunch and dinner expect Washington D.C.'s restaurants to fill up with government employees dining on hearty sandwiches and salads in Penn Quarter. Chill out on the weekend with brunch at restaurants in Washington D.C.'s Georgetown district or hear the latest hip-hop tunes on U Street.
For a quick sandwich and a cup of takeaway coffee, join the local office workers on Pennsylvania Avenue. You can dine on steaks and seafood with power brokers at restaurants in Washington D.C.'s Penn Quarter. Washington D.C. is a city with international tastes so look out for everything from Greek to Thai restaurants throughout Washington D.C.. Romantic restaurants dot Georgetown, serving fresh seafood in 18th-century carriage houses. Try U Street for Ethiopian restaurants, a favourite with Washingtonians.
Washington D.C. is a business city. Expect crowds at lunch and dinner during the week and make reservations where possible. Except for the young and trendy Adams Morgan area, you're likely to find many Washington D.C. restaurants open round-the-clock. Sleep in on weekends and then go to Georgetown for its relaxed brunches. But call ahead as some Washington D.C. restaurants only serve lunch on weekdays.
Sink a few beers and catch the Washington Wizards basketball team on TV at bars throughout Washington D.C.'s Chinatown, or at one of Capitol Hill's brewery pubs. Sip fancy cocktails in upscale bars in Washington D.C.'s Georgetown, or join well-dressed 30-somethings at wine bars in Washington D.C.'s Penn Quarter. You'll find young, highly-charged clubbers throughout Adams Morgan, while rap, hip-hop and reggae DJs spin tunes at bars on Washington D.C.'s U Street.