Chili, Whiskey Flights and Roof Top Nights: Taste the Heart & Soul of DC

Washington, D.C.

  • Mixologist crafting brilliance at Jack Rose.
  • The iconic Ben's Chili Bowl.
  • The old mural on the side of Ben's Chili Bowl (has been updated, possibly as a result Cosby controversy.
  • A look at the roof top bar of Marvin.
  • Cocktail hour at Marvin.
  • Gagged George Washington art by activist organization, DC Vote.
  • View of Gagged George Washington from U St. & 15th.
  • View of the bar at Jack Rose.
  • Traditional Kentucky Bourbon tasting.
  • Outside view of Amsterdam Falafel Shop.
  • Not sure if you can fit any more toppings into this pita.

1 hour and 30 minutes
1.0 mi
Guided by Corey


Nosh tasty bites and sip savory drinks as you make your way through the up-and-coming U St. Corridor and into hip Adams Morgan. This stroll through the middle of DC's two most-vibrant neighborhoods starts with the iconic Ben's Chili half-smoke, and proceeds to roof-top cocktails, street art, bourbon and falafel. This is the perfect walk to start on an empty stomach with a friend. Some might call this adventure "decadent" or "boozy." I prefer to think of it as the recipe for the best night ever.

About Your Guide

Hi, I'm Corey. I like sporting bow ties, but I'd rather be wearing my backpack, getting lost in the winding alleys of a place I've never been, while eating a donut. San Francisco is my home, although I've lived in Paris, Austin, and Santa Barbara. I've traveled all around the world, my most recent trip was to Sri Lanka and the Maldives with my wife, Myriah. I like parentheses (most excellent for interjecting trivial thoughts), I played soccer in college (but, now I just yell at the TV while watching it), and will eat any street food I encounter (yes, that includes rotten things, bugs, the occasional snake heart, and of course . . . durian).

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Guide Points

  1. Ben’s Chilli Bowl

    DC is stacked with monuments, and Ben’s Chili Bowl is one of them. Over its remarkably long life, the diner has not just survived race riot…

  2. Marvin's Rooftop

    This Belgian and Southern influenced space is inspired by soul singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye and his two-year, post-Motown, self imposed ex…

  3. Gagged George Washington

    The mural of a gagged George Washington was painted by two members of the activist organization, DC Vote. As you may be aware, residents of…

  4. Jack Rose Dining Saloon

    Welcome to the neighborhood of Adam’s Morgan. We find ourselves at Jack Rose, one of the foremost drinking establishments in the city.

  5. Amsterdam Falafel Shop

    There's nothing like falafel and unlimited toppings at the end of a night on the town.

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