The Lower Georgia Avenue corridor abounds with Black-owned businesses. We’ve put together this list to help you support these small businesses.
(Updated February 2023)
RESTAURANTS & CAFES
Heat Da Spot (3213 Georgia Ave NW, heatdaspot.com) – A coffee shop & cafe offering delicious breakfast and lunch, as well as catering
Charlene’s Bar & Grill (2618 Georgia Ave NW) – Charlene’s offers great food and drinks, including late-night eats.
Ice n’ Slice (3933 Georgia Ave NW) – A casual spot for pizza and ice cream, and well as coffee, juices, and breakfast sandwiches, with outdoor seating from the same owners as Georgia Ave institution Heat da Spot.
Amen Cafe (3661 Georgia Ave NW, amencafedc.com) – A cafe offering both American and traditional Ethiopian cuisine, freshly pressed juices, delicious smoothies, and coffee drinks.
Soul Wingz (2851 Georgia Ave NW) – This casual spot near Howard University features seafood, burgers, fries, mac and cheese, and of course wings!
Fish in the Neighborhood (3601 Georgia Ave NW, washingtonseafoodrestaurant.com) – An iconic spot for fried fish, shrimp, crab cakes, broiled salmon, and more.
Eat Well Juice Bar (2608 Georgia Ave NW) – A neighborhood spot for delicious coffee, smoothies, sandwiches, and pastries
Here’s the Scoop (2824 Georgia Ave NW, heresthescoopdc.com) – Delicious dairy and dairy-free ice cream in a variety of traditional and unique flavors, as well as desserts and snacks
Harrar Coffee & Roastery (2904 Georgia Ave NW, shop.harrarcoffeeroastery.com) – Cozy haunt offering a wide range of premium coffee roasted in-house, by the cup or to brew at home.
NuVegan Café (2928 Georgia Ave NW, www.ilovenuvegan.com) – DC’s top spot for vegan soul food eats and casual dining. NuVegan Café caters to all customers from the transitioning to vegan eater to the hardcore health enthusiast.
Sankofa Video, Books, and Café (2714 Georgia Ave NW, sankofa.com) – Sankofa is a bookshop, cafe, and community hub all in one. Grab a book or a friend and enjoy their menu of breakfast, paninis, salads, wraps, and pizzas.
Mr. Braxton Bar & Kitchen (3632 Georgia Ave NW, mrbraxton.com) – Traditional American bistro with an international flair – meats, seafood, salads, and pasta, done with the Mr. Braxton twist!
Here’s the Scoop (2824 Georgia Ave NW, heresthescoopdc.com) – Here’s the Scoop DC has served as the one stop shop for ice cream, desserts, snacks, and more! They also give back to the community and live by their motto of “Bringing the Community Together One Treat At a Time.”
Bravo Bar (2917 Georgia Ave NW) – A local dive bar known for its great “shot and a beer” specials
Smitty’s Bar (3549 Georgia Ave NW, smittysdc.com) – Delicious food and drinks, innovative cocktails, and a great back patio
Chuck & Billy’s Bar & Grill (2718 Georgia Ave NW) – Narrow, no-nonsense hangout with a roomy bar offering cocktails & American grub.
Mercy Beauty (2820 Georgia Ave NW) – A wide selection of quality beauty and hair supplies
Phoenix Cultural Variety Store (700 Columbia Rd NW) – Variety store with a curated selection of quality good & gifts
77 Market (3021 Georgia Ave NW) – A corner market fully stocked with drinks, snacks, and other essentials
All The Buzz (3232 Georgia Ave NW) – A DC I-71 compliant apparel store
House Of Herbs (3124 Georgia Ave NW) – A DC I-71 compliant shop and lounge
A&E Construction (910 Webster St NW, aandeconstructionllc.com) – A trusted and professional full service contractor serving the DMV
MARC Metropolitan Assessment and Renewal Center (3326 Georgia Ave NW, marc-llc.net) – A medical assessment center serving businesses and individuals for employment, licensure, education, and travel-related health screening needs.
Petworth Laundromat (4015 Georgia Ave NW) – A clean, welcoming place for all of your laundry needs.
Sweat DC (3325 Georgia Ave NW, sweatdc.com)- Sweat DC combines dope music, club lighting, top notch coaching, and science backed strength workouts with a supportive community geared to help you become confident in your skin.
B&W Stat Lab (3104 Georgia Ave NW, bwstatlab.com)- B&W has nearly 60 years of experience and offers a wide range of laboratory testing services, including for Covid-19, as well as pre-employment physicals.
BEAUTY & HAIR
JC Unisex Salon (3545 Georgia Ave NW) – A neighborhood favorite for men’s and women’s hair styling with friendly and courteous service
Best Cuts Barber Shop (2612 Georgia Ave NW) – A skilled and professional barber shop offering student prices & kid’s cuts
Q Spruill’s Bluebird Barbershop (3219 Georgia Ave NW) – A full service barber shop offering a full range of services including kid’s cuts and facials
Joseph’s Barbershop (2624B Georgia Ave NW) – A professional barber offering a full array of services at great prices
Kavacha Hair Salon & Braiding (3722 Georgia Ave NW, kavachahairbraidingandsalon.wordpress.com) – Professional hair braiders with years of experience offering services for all types and styles of hair.
Margueritte Hair Braiding (3305 Georgia Ave NW) – Professional hair braiding known for it’s reasonable prices and friendly service.