Washingtonian.com’s “Hip Strip: Best of 14th Street” highlights all the good restaurants, one-of-a-kind bars, stylish boutiques, and a great indie-music venue on 14th Street. Some of our favorites are:
The Black Cat (1811 14th St., NW; 202-667-4490) has been DC’s favorite place to catch an indie band since 1993. Grab a drink in the spacious, dim Red Room bar before heading upstairs to the black-and-white-tiled main hall, where Rilo Kiley, Kings of Leon, and Death Cab for Cutie have graced the stage.
Cork (1720 14th St., NW; 202-265-2675), a brick-lined sliver of a wine bar, has everything a great neighborhood restaurant should: terrific small plates (don’t miss the avocado crostini or the teres major steak with anchovy vinaigrette); a thoughtful, offbeat wine list with plenty of by-the-glass picks; and a come-as-you-are feel.