Welcome to U St. Corridor
Historic and colorful with tons of food options, vibrant culture, and lots of music.
The U Street Corridor is a dynamic neighborhood with a wide range of eateries and international cuisines, bustling bars, and fantastic shopping opportunities. Its famed jazz clubs and music scene connect locals to its rich history. It’s also conveniently located on the Yellow/Green Metro which is perfect for commuting to downtown or Amazon’s new headquarters in Crystal City.
What to Love
U St. Corridor has everything from Victorian-era heritage architecture to modern condominiums with spectacular city views. People have access to plenty of entertainment options within walking distance. Thanks to the metro and numerous bus lines, the U Street Corridor is a convenient starting place for city adventures. It honors its history while steadfastly focusing on the future.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Residents on the U St. Corridor have a wide array of dining options without leaving the area. In the "Little Ethiopia" neighborhood, on the eastern part of the U Street Corridor, you can find soul food, Italian dining, half-smoked sausages, and true Ethiopian fine dining.
Ben's Chili Bowl is one of U Street's earliest establishments. Since 1958, locals and visitors have been queuing up for the legendary chili-covered dogs and half-smokes. The half-smoke, a DC original, is a favorite option at Ben's Chili Bowl.
When you are looking for a hip alternative, head to Izakaya Seki where you will find Japanese small plates and noodle bowls, as well as a large beer list.
Visit Tokiya Japan has gorgeous Japanese pottery and kimonos. The pottery comes from Gifu and Aichi, Japan, where they use techniques dating back to the early 7th Century.
GoodWood is an antique store specializing in 19th-Century and mid-century modern furniture and home decor. It is a warm and colorful shop where you are sure to find something unique for your home.
Things to Do