Celebrating Pride With LGBTQ+ Owned Restaurants in DMV

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Happy Pride month, everyone!!! As a gay food blogger, I am happy to celebrate pride with you. We have come a long way, but there is a lot more work left. We compiled a list of local DMV restaurants, bars, and service providers operated and owned by an LGBTQ+ community. This is the most comprehensive list you will find. I encourage you to support these establishments in the DMV area during this month and after. You might find your favorite new spot. Enjoy these local establishments that were proudly built with a rainbow.

We tried our best to verify places, but mistakes are possible. Please drop us a line if we missed some places or made a mistake.

Restaurants

Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant

555 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202 (Crystal City)

Gay Bar, Karaoke, Breakfast & Brunch, Restaurant
freddiesbeachbar.com / Yelp / Facebook

Federico Ristorante Italiano

519 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202 (Crystal City)
Bar, Italian, Restaurant
federicoristoranteitaliano.com / Yelp / Facebook

Three Monkeys Pub and Chophouse

9329 Main St, Manassas, VA 20110 (Oldtown Manassas)
American (Traditional), Breakfast & Brunch, Pubs, Restaurant
threemonkeysmanassas.com / Yelp / Facebook

Tessa’s Creations

738 W 22nd St #5, Norfolk, VA 23517
Caterers, Bakeries, Sandwiches, Cafe
tessascakescreations.com / Yelp / Facebook

Eat Well Juice Bar

2608 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 (Georgia Ave)
Juice Bar & Smoothie, Sandwiches, Restaurant
Yelp

Hank’s Oyster Bar

1026 Q Street, NW Washington, DC 20009 (Dupont Circle)
1026 King Street Alexandria VA 22314 (Old Town Alexandria)
701 Wharf Street, SW Washington, DC 20024 (Warf)

Seafood, American (New), Breakfast & Brunch, Restaurant
hanksoysterbar.com / Facebook

The Inn at Little Washington

309 Middle St, Washington, VA 22747
American (NEW), Restaurant
theinnatlittlewashington.com / Yelp / Facebook

Botanero Restauranr

800 Pleasant Dr Ste 160 Rockville, MD 20850 (Shady Grove)
Tapas/Small Plates, Wine Bar, Spanish, Restaurant
botanerorockville.com / Yelp / Facebook

Kam and 46 Food Truck

Multiple Stops in VA
Food Truck
facebook.com/kam.and.46 / Facebook

Cafe Berlin

322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002 (Capitol Hill)
German, Bar, Restaurant
cafeberlin-dc.com / Yelp / Facebook

Annie’s Paramount Steak House (ally)

Annie’s is such a big part of LGBTQ+ community in Dupot, that its pretty much gay.
1609 17th St NW Washington, DC 20009 (Dupont Circle)

Steakhouses, Breakfast & Brunch, American (Traditional)
annies.biz / Yelp / Facebook

Duplex Diner

2004 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (U St Corridor)
Gay Bar, Diner, Restaurant, American
duplexdiner.com / Yelp / Facebook

Kramers

1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 (Dupot Circle)

Bookstore, Cafe
kramers.com / Yelp / Facebook

DuPont Italian Kitchen (ally)

Dupont Italian Kitchen and DIK Bar are such a big part of the LGBTQ+ community that they are an ally who is pretty much gay.
1637 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (Dupont Circle)

Italian, Wine Bar, Restaurant
dupontitaliankitchen.com / Yelp / Facebook

Mikko Nordic Fine Food

1636 R St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (Dupont Circle)
Scandinavian, Cafes, Restaurant
chefmikko.com / Yelp / Facebook

Bua Thai Restaurant

1635 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036 (Dupont Circle)
Thai, Restaurant
buadc.com / Yelp / Facebook

Comet Ping Pong

5037 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008 (Chevy Chase)
Pizza, Restaurant
cometpingpong.com / Yelp / Facebook

ThreeFifty Bakery and Coffee Bar

1926 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (U St Corridor)
Desserts, Bakeries, Coffee & Tea
threefifty.com / Yelp / Facebook

Bottoms Up Bagels

Better Waverly 2731 Greenmount Ave Baltimore, MD 21218 (Better Waverly)
Sandwiches, Breakfast & Brunch, Bagels
bottomsupbagels.com / Yelp / Facebook

Thai Cuisine Restaurant

757 Hungerford Dr, Rockville, MD 20850
Thai, Noodles, Salad, Restaurant
thethaicuisinerockville.com / Yelp / Facebook

BBQ Bus Catering Co.

5830 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
Barbeque, Food Trucks, American, Caterers
bbqbusdc.com / Facebook

BBQ Crew

5526 Belle Grove Rd, Brooklyn, MD 21225
Barbeque, American, Restaurant
thebbqcrew.com / Yelp / Facebook

SUCCOTASH

915 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004 (Penn Quarter)
186 Waterfront St National Harbor, MD 20745 (National Harbor)
Michelin Guide, Southern, American (Traditional), Barbeque
succotashrestaurant.com / Facebook

Mi Vida Mexico

98 District Square, Washington DC (District Wharf)
186 Waterfront Street, National Harbor MD (National Harbor)
Mexican, Restaurant
mividamexico.com / Facebook

The Grill

99 Market Square SW, Washington DC (District Wharf)
American (Traditional), Steakhouses, Restaurant
thegrilldc.com / Facebook

Mah-Ze-Dahr

1201 Half Street SE, Washington DC (Capitol Riverfront)
1550 Crystal Drive, Arlington VA (National Landing)
Bakeries, Coffee & Tea, Donuts
thegrilldc.com / Yelp / Facebook

Gatsby

1201 Half Street SE, Washington DC (Capitol Riverfront)
American (Traditional), Diners, Restaurant
gatsbyrestaurant.com / Yelp / Facebook

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant

1647 20th St NW, Washington, DC (Dupont Circle)
Tex-Mex, Mexican, Restaurant
micasa-mexico.com / Facebook

Commissary

1443 P St NW Washington, DC 20005 (Logan Circle, Downtown)

Coffee & Tea, American (New), Breakfast & Brunch, Restaurant
commissarydc.com / Yelp / Facebook

Logan Tavern

1423 P St NW Washington, DC 200055 (Logan Circle, Downtown)
American (New), Sports Bar, American (Traditional), Restaurant
logantavern.com / Yelp / Facebook

Grillfish

1200 New Hampshire Ave NW Washington, DC 20036 (Downtown)
Seafood, Restaurant
grillfishdc.com / Yelp / Facebook

The Pig

1320 14th St NW Washington, DC 20005 (Logan Circle, Downtown)

Barbeque, American (New), Whiskey Bar, Restaurant
thecharleslp.com / Yelp / Facebook

The Charles

417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646
American (New), Restaurant
thepigdc.com / Yelp / Facebook

Capital Candy Jar

201 15th St NE Washington DC, VA 20002 (Capitol Hill)
Candy Stores, Chocolatiers & Shops, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt, Candy, Wholesale
capitalcandyjar.com / Yelp / Facebook

Full On Craft

4007-D Norbeck Rd, Rockville, MD 20853
Bar, Sandwiches, Restaurant
fulloncraft.com / Yelp / Facebook

Bars

Red Bear Brewing Co

209 M St NE, Washington, DC 20002 (Noma-Gallaudet U, H Street Corridor, Atlas District)
Breweries, Bar
redbear.beer / Yelp / Facebook

Denizens Brewing

1115 East-West Hwy Silver Spring, MD 20910 (Downtown Silver Spring)

Breweries, Bar, Restaurant
denizensbrewingco.com / Yelp / Facebook

Republic Restoratives Distillery

1369 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002 (Ivy City)
Distillery, Bar
republicrestoratives.com / Yelp / Facebook

DIK Bar at DuPont Italian Kitchen

1637 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (Dupont Circle)

Gya Bar, Karaoke
dupontitaliankitchen.com / Yelp / Facebook

Uproar Lounge & Restaurant

639 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 (Shaw)

Gay Bar, Restaurant
uproarlounge.com / Yelp / Facebook

Number Nine

1435 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005 (Logan Circle, Downtown)

Gay Bar
tradebardc.com / Yelp / Facebook

Trade

1410 14th St NW Washington, DC 20005 (Logan Circle, Downtown)

Gay Bar
numberninedc.com / Yelp / Facebook

Dacha Beer Garden

1600 7th ST NW, Washington DC (Shaw)
Beer Gardens, Venues & Event Spaces
dachadc.com/beer-garden-shaw / Yelp / Facebook

Dacha Beer Garden Navy Yard

79 Potomac Ave SE, Washington DC (Navy Yard)
Beer Gardens, Venues & Event Spaces
dachadc.com/beer-garden-navy-yard / Yelp / Facebook

Catering and Services

District Graze

Shaw, Washington DC
Catering
districtgraze.com / Yelp / Facebook

WC Beverage

2202 18th St NW #133, Washington, DC 20009
Alcohol Wholesaler
wcbevdc.com / Facebook

DMH & Company

Washington, DC
Caterers, Personal Chefs
dmhandcompany.com / Yelp / Facebook

Knead Hospitality & Design

Washington, DC
Restaurant Company, Restaurant Operation, Restaurant Design, Dining Experiences
kneadhd.com / Facebook

Eatwell DC

Washington, DC
Restaurant Company, Restaurant Operation, Restaurant Design, Dining Experiences
eatwelldc.com/ / Facebook

Eatwell Natural Farm

7528 Glen Albin Rd., La Plata, MD 20646
Farm
eatwellnaturalfarm.com / Yelp / Facebook