Updated February 2023

Check out our list U Street’s Black-Owned businesses to patronize virtually and in person!

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Food & Drink

Apple Lounge (1110 U St NW)

Apple Lounge takes pride in providing customers with the finest hookah experience around! Their mission is to ensure that their customers enjoy the true pleasures of smoking hookah.

Ben’s Chili Bowl (1213 U St NW)

Since 1958, Ben’s Chili Bowl has been serving their namesake dish. 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.

Ben’s Next Door (1211 U St NW)

The best comfort food is at Ben’s Next Door! Their goal is to provide customers with a hospitable hyper-local experience of “fun dining” worth coming back for time and time again. Appropriately named, it’s adjacent to the original concept, Ben’s Chili Bowl.

Brooklyn (1212 U St NW)

Brooklyn is a cool restaurant with great vibes offering all-day brunch, sandwiches, pasta & seafood, plus beer, cocktails & wine.

Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant (1114-1118 U St NW)

Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant is the most enduring Ethiopian music entertainment landmark in the District! They serve a wide variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals and you can choose your level of spice. Check out all of the mouth-watering cuisine Dukem has to offer.

JoJo’s (1518 U St NW)

With their big bowl margaritas and jazz trios, Jojo’s is sure to deliver a good time.

La Colombe (1346 Florida Avenue NW)

Do you appreciate perfectly brewed coffee and delicious pastries? La Colombe will satifsy all your caffeine cravings.

Lost Society (2001 14th St NW)

Lost Society stimulates your eyes, ears, and taste buds with a menu brought to life by their culinary team! They are a high-end new American steakhouse with a dark, retro vibe and an upstairs lounge with rooftop deck. Head to their website to make a reservation.

Pure Lounge (1326 U St NW)

Chic, high-end lounge with DJs & dancing downstairs, cocktails & bottle service upstairs.

Roaming Rooster (1301 U St NW)

In early 2015, Roaming Rooster was founded by a family with a unique concept: the idea of a food truck with fried chicken that you could feel good about eating: free-range, grain-fed chicken served fresh every day! Since then they have opened brick and mortar locations and continue to grow. The fast expansion of Roaming Rooster is easy to explain – where your food comes from matters, and they bring that ideal to every meal they serve.

Seven Reasons (2208 14th St NW)

This leafy, brick-clad eatery offers Latin American plates & chef’s tastings, plus cocktails & wines and was honored on Washingtonian’s list of 100 Very Best Restaurants for 2023.

Sudhouse DC (1340 U St NW)

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.

U & Jerk (1338 U St NW)

In the mood for some jerk chicken? U & Jerk has the hook up. Order take-out or delivery through GrubHub, Postmates, Seamless, UberEats, or DoorDash.

Victory Restaurant & Lounge (2005 14th St NW)

Victory Restaurant & Lounge was born out of an idea to create a place where people could enjoy 5-Star meals in a relaxing, welcoming environment. Their menu consists of elevated comfort foods that will leave you wanting more. Whether you’re looking for a perfect date night spot on a Wednesday, or an energetic weekend brunch to enjoy drinks and hookah with friends, Victory is ready to serve you.

Vivid Lounge (1334 U St NW #4445)

Stylish, white-walled locale with lounge seating, offering cocktails, bar fare, hookah & DJ music.

Amsterdam Lounge (1208 U St NW)

Check out this cozy, sophisticated 3-level lounge offering an eclectic mix of music, coffee & light fare.


Zawadi (1524 U St NW #1)

Since 1992, Zawadi has showcased traditional and contemporary African art, fashion, and home accessories. Shop masks, clothing, statues, and more here!

Ezra Paul Clothing (1628 U St NW)

Shop this elegant, understated boutique offering high-end, made-in-Italy men’s clothing, plus custom suits.

Crushed Skate Shop (1342 U St NW)

Established in 2020, Crushed is a skateboard shop providing the area with premium goods including boards, apparel, and footwear.

Florida Liquors (2222 14th St NW)

This corner liquor store has beer, wine, and everything you need to stock your home bar.

U Street Wine & Beer (1351 U St NW)

Wind down after a long day with a bottle of wine or a selection from U Street Wine & Beer’s huge selection of craft beers.

Health and Fitness

Universal Capoeira Health and Wellness (1351 U St NW)

Universal Capoeira Health and Wellness is dedicated to preserving the Afro-Brazilian martial art. For more info, check out their website.

DC Row (1947 14th St NW)

DC Row is DC’s first and only strictly rowing fitness studio. DC Row offers an exciting new take on high intensity low impact group workout training. 

Smith Center for Healing & the Arts (1632 U St NW)

Smith Center is a nonprofit health, education, and arts organization in Washington DC. Our mission is to develop and promote healing practices that explore physical, emotional, and mental resources that lead to life-affirming changes for people affected by cancer.


Signature Image Salon (1517 U St NW)

Signature Image Salon is an Aveda concept salon providing guests with an experience in beauty and wellness like no other—all in a welcoming, exclusive environment for you to escape the stresses of life in D.C.—to rejuvenate your energy and define your unique look.

Bespoke Hair Studio (1526 U St NW #1)

Bespoke Hair Studio offers a full range of hair cutting and coloring services to help you feel and look your very best.

Edges Barber Shop (1352 U St NW)

Get a sharp, clean cut at Edges Barber Shop. Whether you need a quick trim or a full hot lather shave, Edges has you covered.

The Lady Clipper (1514 U St NW)

The Lady Clipper’s team of barbers pride themselves on their passion for precision. Offering a range of services from shaving to braiding, their team can do it all.

Laveda Lash & Brow Boutique (2200 14th St NW)

Indulge in a spa day at Laveda Lash & Brow Boutique. The salon offers a range of services from mani-pedis to eyelash extensions and microblading.

Parlour Salon (1522 U St NW)

Parlour is a unique salon in a vibrant U Street setting dedicated to style, education, and community.


Gregory Owens: Allstate Insurance (1512 U St NW)

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.

JC Lofton Tailors (1003 U St NW)

JC Lofton Tailoring offers customers expert, experienced tailoring at excellent prices. Their tailoring services are wide-ranging, from custom suit creation to dress hemming; they have the capability and the expertise to perform any tailoring need.

Kia Travel and Documents Legalization (1328 U St NW #2W)

This travel agency can help you find discounts on worldwide airline tickets. Additionally they offer document legalization, notary public, power of attorney, and passport processing services. Give them a call at (202) 518-8940.

U Street Family Dentistry (1515 U St NW)

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.