Eat and Enjoy: Foggy Bottom

Written by Jennifer Fantin, Recruitment and Admissions Assistant

After surviving the gloomy precipitation of last week, the nation’s capital enjoyed a cold but dry inauguration weekend. This week should follow suit with low temperatures and dry skies, but don’t let the cold get you down. There are still so many great DC neighborhoods to explore. Why not take a night or two after work to enjoy Foggy Bottom?

This historic area of the city is located right along the Potomac River and was once the home to many of the local factory workers. Today Foggy Bottom is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is most known for its central location and lively atmosphere. One drawback is that the neighborhood is unfortunately true to its name- its close proximity to the marshy river banks does allow for a good bit of fog and humidity, especially during the summer months.

But one thing is certain; Foggy Bottom has character:


  • Foggy Bottom Metro Station– easily accessible on the orange and blue metro lines
  • Founding Farmers– a favorite eatery that boasts delicious farm fresh menu items
  • Illy Coffee House– a Foggy Bottom spot with quality European coffee and espresso drinks
  • P.O.V. Roof Terrace– a swanky rooftop bar located at the W, with a view of the entire city
  • George Washington University– one of the country’s premiere academic institutions
  • The Kennedy Center– a center for the performing arts, amazing musical and theatrical acts
  • The United States Department of State the center of U.S. foreign affairs 

So don’t delay! Pay Foggy Bottom a visit this week, and enjoy all of its unique offerings. 


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