It took awhile, but the arrival of Nationals Park eventually led to a dining and drinking boom in Navy Yard, an area of D.C. that has become increasingly residential and now boasts a variety of restaurants and amenities, including Michelin-rated Middle Eastern fare, excellent Puerto Rican food, and much more. The Southeast neighborhood is also home to a big assortment of sports bars, including Tap 99, Walter’s Sports Bar and Restaurant, Stadium Sports Bar & Smokehouse, and a new Green Turtle, with Tom’s Watch Bar coming soon.
Navy Yard newcomers include British pub Duke’s Grocery, cool cocktail bar Trouble Bird (formerly Maxwell), and massive mini-golf bar Swingers. The Southeast neighborhood will soon welcome cabana-covered waterfront hangout The Cove, juice shop Llama Bar, and chef Tim Ma’s all-day cafe Any Day Now in the old ABC Pony space.
Outside of this curated list, the neighborhood is booming with quick-service options for Indian bowls (Rasa), slices (Wiseguy), Korean fried chicken (Bonchon), scoops (Ice Cream Jubilee), affordable burgers (Swizzler), and more. Go here for a guide to dining inside Nationals Park during the 2023 MLB season, which kicks off on Thursday, March 30.
Here are 18 essential dining and drinking destinations in Navy Yard.Read More