Genese Jamilah of IDontDoClubs.com compiled an amazing list of DC’s black owned restuarnts and bars.
A few of my personal favs include:
Amazing sky bar view and feel
AVERY’S BAR & LOUNGE
1370 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
My first boyfriend and I would go here at least weekly. Sometimes more. Family!
BEN’S CHILI BOWL
1213 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Insider Tip: The crabcakes are to die for and you never know when you’ll catch your fav celebrity tucked away in the backroom 😉
BEN’S NEXT DOOR
1211 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Man, when the OLD H St. Corridor was a cultural rough patch, we’d still brave the terrain and hop on the H2 for a fried fish sandwich
HORACE AND DICKIES
6912 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20012
The best jerk wings on U St. and they’re not even a caribbean spot. They also host the best open mic nights in the city– before it became a “thing.”
1208 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Karaoke night and $5 Tequila Tuesday upstairs. If that’s not enough, downstairs always plays the best Hip-Hop
LOUNGE OF THREE
1013 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Chef O got that work on the soul food tip. Yes, Lawd!
OOHH’S & AAHH’S
1005 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Great chicken wings, but the scene can quickly shift to the older side on the wrong night. Gotta know which nights they have shows and who’s performing, but regardless it’s always a good time!
6914 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20012
While I love Indulj and appreciate the start they gave me in event planning, I’m not sure they’re still open for business. Sad to see them go if they are in fact closed.
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