U Street

Living On U Street

This Northwest DC neighborhood was once home to Duke Ellington, social activist Mary McLeod Bethune, and poets Langston Hughes and Georgia Douglas Johnson. Today, the creative spirit is still alive and well, with diverse cuisine by day, including iconic 1958 institution Ben’s Chili Bowl, as well as some of the best Caribbean and soul food restaurants in town. By night, U Street is true to its roots, remaining the center of Washington’s music scene. The U Street Corridor retains its residential status with Victorian-era row houses and apartments for rent.

Catch a Concert Anytime

The U Street Corridor has a rich musical and artistic history with such institutions as The Lincoln Theatre, Howard Theatre, and the Bohemian Caverns. It’s easy to get to the U Street Corridor by taking the Green or Yellow Line Metro to enjoy some live music.

Dinner Before The Show 

With lots of dinner options, you certainly won’t go hungry. Today, U Street is lined with restaurants such as the Fainting Goat, DC Noodles, Busboys & Poets, and Alero Restaurant.

Getting Around

U St/African-American Civil War Museum/Cardozo-Blue/Green/Yellow Line
Shaw-Howard University-Blue/Green/Yellow Line

X3,63,64,96,90p

I-395, I-495

By Metro

By Car

  • Ronald Reagan Airport
  • Union Station
  • Capital One Arena
  • The Capitol
  • Ronald Reagan Airport
  • Union Station
  • Capital One Arena
  • The Capitol

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