Tiber Creek Tours Top 10 Places to Eat or be Seen Eating

10. Blues Alley – Blues Alley is the nation’s oldest continuously operating jazz supper club. Located in an 18th Century carriage house in the heart of historic Georgetown, Blues Alley has hosted international jazz icons like Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Charlie Parker and local favorite, Eva Cassidy. The intimate space harkens back to the great jazz clubs of the 1920s and 30s. A must for the jazz coinsurer or novice!

9. The Old Ebbitt Grill - Established in 1856, The Ebbitt was a favorite of Presidents Grant, Cleveland, Harding and Theodore Roosevelt - each had a penchant for their oysters, still a mainstay on the menu. But today they are flown in daily!

8. Ben’s Chili Bowl - In the heart of historic U Street, known as “Black Broadway.” Ben’s has served everyone from Martin Luther King, Jr. & Mohammad Ali to jazz greats Duke Ellington, & Miles Davis. Bill Cosby & Barack Obama eat free!

7. The Monocle - A longtime favorite for members of Congress, (Kennedy and Nixon frequented the place – often together) their staff and, of course, lobbyists, The Monocle estimates that half of all those who have served in Congress, have been served here.

6. Martin’s Tavern – Since 1933, Martin’s Tavern, has witnessed the history made in Washington: the repeal of Prohibition, the Great Depression, World War II, Korea, political assassinations, Vietnam and Watergate. Billy Martin’s Tavern has seen Sam Rayburn and LBJ cut deals here; John Kennedy proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier here and every President since Harry Truman has visited this legendary Georgetown institution.

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