Power Lunches, Lobbyist Happy Hours & the Hangout Spots of Capitol Hill Politicos

Washington, D.C.

  • The portraits on the wall at The Palm.  Photo: Scott Suchman.
  • Close up of the dome above the Capitol Building.
  • The Capitol Building from the western side.
  • Senator Lindsey Graham and CNN correspondent Wolf Blitzer have a one-on-one at The Monocle. Photo: Marta Bascunan.
  • The Monocle Restaurant.
  • The Lobster Ravioli: lobster and mascarpone stuffed pasta drowning in buttery sauce with a whole split lobster tail at its side. Photo: Mike U from Endoedibles.
  • A craft cocktail at Fiola.
  • A view of the bar at the Old Ebbitt Grill. Photo: Erin for Browniebites.
  • The long bar counter at the Old Ebbitt Grill.
  • Former President Obama and First Daughter Sasha exit BLT.
  • The BLT popovers.

3 hours
3.2 mi
Guided by Kevin

Washington DC runs on power lunches, bar room dealings and martini negotiations. Chefs have engineered a collection of the restaurants near the Capitol and White House to serve as the perfect environments for lobbyists, congresspeople, senators, lawyers and media bigwigs to wine and dine. Join us on a walk of some of the most patronized political stomping grounds and hear the stories behind them. Along the way, we might just rub shoulders with the movers and shakers of Washington politics.

About Your Guide
Chicago born, Minneapolis raised, DC native. Studied political science and creative writing. Enthusiast of historical non-fiction, chocolate chip cookies, crime dramas and gin. Preferably not all at the same time, but I wouldn't say no.

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Guide Points
  1. The Capitol Building
  2. The Monocle
  3. Fiola
  4. Old Ebbitt Grill
  5. BLT Steak
  6. The Palm

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