(Updated February 2023)

Check out our list of Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant Black-owned businesses you can support and patronize:

Letena (3100 14th St NW #121)

Hailing from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Letena’s owner Yamrot Ezinet has resided in Columbia Heights for over a decade. Her background in Chemical Engineering and her work on the restaurant circuit in the UK have both lent themselves to her health-conscious approach to Ethiopian cuisine. Since 2016, Letena has provided Columbia Heights with quality Ethiopian food and has received glowing reviews.

Dance Institute of Washington (3400 14th Street NW)

Dance Institute of Washington (DIW) is the leading minority-led, pre-professional dance equity organization in Washington, DC. DIW supports students from underserved communities, balancing artistic excellence at the highest level while building life-long skills and confidence through compassion, empowerment, academic discipline, emotional support and nutritional guidance.


AddisParis Café (3103 Mt Pleasant St NW)

AddisParis Café is a French and Ethiopian Cafe and Bar located in Mt Pleasant! Stop by for coffee, breakfast, crepes, and Ethiopian specialties like Doro Wot.

Avanti Real Estate (3421 14th St NW)

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, looking to sell, and/or invest in property – you can count on Avanti Real Estate Services to help you on your journey to creating wealth via property ownership.

The Artemis (3605 14th St NW)

The Artemis is one of the most iconic DC sports bars where the game is always on. It’s a friendly, fun-loving sports bar where you can spend the most beautiful moments with your family and friends while watching your favourite sports and enjoying beverages.  

Black Lion Market (3500 14th St NW)

Black Lion Market is a neighborhood market specializing in international food & drink. Shop Egyptian, Ethiopian, and American goods, as well as hookah supplies and more.


Cavalier Liquor Shop (3515 14th St NW)

You can’t miss Cavalier’s classic neon sign while walking down 14th street! This decades-old shop offers beer, wine, and liquor at great prices.

Creole on 14th (3345 14th St NW)

Creole on 14th is a Louisiana Creole restaurant creating unique dishes and craft cocktails inspired by the diverse cultures and creole cookery of New Orleans. It’s a great choice for a date night or group dinner!

Miss Hair Braiding Gallery (3443 14th St NW #2)

Let your personality shine with a trendy style from one of the trained stylists at Miss Hair Braiding Gallery. This salon accommodates walk-in appointments or you can make an appointment by calling (202) 332-1820.

New Dodge Market (3620 14th St NW)

Shop wine, beer, snacks, and more at New Dodge Market, located just one block south of 14th street’s stretch of bars and eateries between Quincy and Spring.

Raven Grill (3125 Mt Pleasant St NW)

This no-nonsense bar has been serving drinks since 1935 in a snug room with vintage booths. It is a great place to grab drinks with friends!