Once known as a bar-hopping zone, Adams Morgan has seriously stepped up its game in recent years. This is a neighborhood where critically acclaimed spots like Tail Up Goat and sister restaurant Reveler’s Hour sit alongside standbys like Julia’s Empanadas, Lucky Buns, and Donburi. The blocks along 18th Street are destinations for everything from Mexican street food to Korean fried chicken or Middle Eastern-inspired cocktails, and newbies like Azerbaijani bakery Sharbat have joined the scene — even amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The past months have seen a big shakeup for trendy (and controversial) hotel the Line, with the closure of Spike Gjerde’s A Rake’s Progress and Erik Bruner-Yang’s Spoken English and Brothers and Sisters. Some things haven’t changed, however — this is still where late-night partiers can find gigantic pieces of pizza from Jumbo Slice.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More