Last Updated: August 7, 2020
Looking for ways to support your community’s restaurants and shops in the middle of a pandemic? We’ve complied a list U Street’s Black-Owned businesses to patronize virtually and in person!
Food & Drink
Ben’s Chili Bowl (1213 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009)
Since 1958, Ben’s Chili Bowl has been serving their namesake dish. The U Street staple is currently open for pick-up and delivery 11am-7pm Sunday through Thursday, and 11am-9pm Friday and Saturday.
For any friends and family located outside the District, you can now send them a little bit of Ben’s Chili bowl with their nationwide shipping of t-shirts, Ben’s famous Chili con Carne, and more.
Bin 1301 (1301 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009)
Welcome the weekend with Fish Fry Friday at Bin 1301. Whether you’re in the mood to chow down at home, or you’re feeling like dining al fresco, Bin 1301 has you covered. Swing by the wine bar for contact-less patio service or pick-up, any day of the week. For hours, give them a call at (202) 506-7716.
Chi-Cha Lounge (1624 U Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009)
Operating on U Street since 1997, Chi-Cha Lounge is open every day except Mondays. Indulge in their weekday happy hour from 4-7pm, or order their Latin American-inspired dishes and artisanal thin-crust pizzas for pick-up and delivery. Check out their for more info.
JoJo’s (1518 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009)
With their big bowl margaritas and jazz trios, Jojo’s is sure to deliver a good time. Open Tuesday through Saturday, they’re now offering indoor dining, pick-up, and delivery.
Local 16 (1602 U Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009)
Local 16’s roof deck is now open for reservations and walk-ins. Give them a call at (202) 265-2828 to reserve your table for dinner or brunch, and to inquire about their updated hours.
Pure Lounge (1326 U Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009)
Pure Lounge is back open under Phase Two guidelines and is accepting reservations and party bookings. To save your spot, give them a call at (202) 290-7058.
Semeli Taverna (2204 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009)
On the rooftop of Sakerum, you’ll find a 50-seat Greek tavern serving up prix fixe, meze-style meals. Give them a ring at (202) 518-2222 for hours.
Seven Reasons (2208 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009)
Open for reservations only, Seven Reasons offers a contemporary approach to Latin American dishes. The restaurant was dubbed DC’s Best New Restaurant in 2019, and amid COVID has continued to offer delivery and pick-up for daily dinner service. To reserve your table, check out their website here.
Sudhouse DC (1340 U Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009)
Just a few weeks ago, Sudhouse reopened for indoor seating and began offering their happy hour again. The 3-story mom-and-pop style bar is open Tuesday through Sunday for indoor and outdoor service and offers delivery and takeout through DoorDash and UberEats.
Tico (1926 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009)
At Tico’s Power Hour, you can score sweet food & drink specials (dine-in only) every day they’re open! Wednesday to Sunday 5-6pm, treat yourself to $3 tacos, $5 draft beers, $7 cocktails, and $8 wings. Check out their website for their full menu and more.
Vivid Lounge (1334 U St NW #4445, Washington, DC 20009)
Treat yourself to dinner and drinks at Vivid Lounge. The U Street hookah bar is open daily, 5pm-close.
Florida Liquors (2222 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009)
Have you run out of supplies for quarantine cocktails? Pop on down to Florida Liquors any day except Sunday. The corner liquor store has beer, wine, and everything you need to restock your home bar.
U Street Wine & Beer (1351 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009)
Wind down after a long day with a bottle of wine or some craft beer from U Street Wine & Beer. The shop is open 1-11pm every day of the week.
Health and Fitness
Bespoke Hair Studio (1526 U Street Northwest #1, Washington, DC 20009)
As of early June, with an appointment and a mask, you can freshen up your look at Bespoke Hair Studio. The salon is open Wednesday to Sunday. To schedule your appointment, give them a call at (202) 955-1416.
Gregory Owens: Allstate Insurance (1512 U Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009)
Shopping around for a new insurance provider? With more than 20 years of experience, Gregory Owens offers nine different kinds of coverage including auto, home, and life insurance.
U Street Family Dentistry (1515 U Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009)
Located just two blocks from the U Street Metro station, U Street Family Dentistry aims to provide a relaxing, easy-going experience. Specializing in preventive, kid-friendly, and cosmetic dentistry, the clinic also offers Invisilign and teeth-whitening services. To book an appointment, check out their website.
Cecil Harrigan (1516 U Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009 )
With over 20 years of experience in providing legal services for immigrants, Cecil Harrigan is dedicated to helping families build their “American Dream.” The firm, which offers a host of services including deportation defense and immigrant visas, has amenities such as flat-rate fees and a Spanish speaking staff. For more information, give them a call at 202-387-8866.
International Dentist Services (1209 U Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009)
Open every day except Saturdays and Sundays, International Dentist Services offers cleanings and other services from 9am-5pm. To schedule your appointment, give them a call at (202) 667-8818.