Martin’s place claims JFK proposed to Jackie O. at one of its booths, which we don’t recommend doing. Especially since you’re not JFK. But you could come here for something more casual. The space looks like it hasn’t been updated in a few decades, and that’s part of its appeal. There’s a dark wooden bar, stained glass light fixtures, and pictures and paintings of DC back in the day. The menu is a mix of American and pub food (expect things like potato skins and fish and chips), and while it isn’t life-changing, you’ll probably get a history lesson while you eat it.
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The one chain in Georgetown we appreciate. Go to Sweetgreen for something mostly healthy while you’re running errands.
Baked & Wired
Our favorite cupcakes in DC are from Baked & Wired, and you’ll find them slightly off the beaten path in Georgetown.
Stachowski Market & Deli
For big, meat-heavy sandwiches that will probably put you to sleep, go to Stachowski in Georgetown.
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Declaration is right near Nats Park and has a wide-ranging menu and a daily Happy Hour so it’s perfect for a group dinner or brunch before a game.
Denson Liquor Bar
Denson Liquor is a 1920’s-style lounge that’s perfect for a quality cocktail before or after a show at Capital One Arena.
A casual spot by day, and a proper restaurant by night, hit The Partisan in Penn Quarter if you really enjoy meat.
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El Centro D.F. Georgetown
When you’re more concerned about having a good time than eating authentic Mexican food, head to El Centro D.F. in Georgetown.
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