Busboys and Poets is a staple coffee house, restaurant, and lounge hybrid in DC. It identifies itself as a community gathering place. Here, customers of all racial and cultural backgrounds can feel welcome to meet and discuss everything from art to politics to current social issues. The place is named for the American Poet Langston Hughes, who once worked as a busboy in the 1920s. Busboys and Poets is a vocal member of the Mount Vernon Triangle community. It hosts regular open mic nights, poetry slams, and book clubs. During these events, Busboys and Poets offers discounted drink options as well as a fixed-rate open bar.
Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St NW, Washington, DC, USA, +1 (202) 789-2227
Sitting in the heart of Mount Vernon Triangle, Silo offers new American cuisine with a French and Swiss edge. With energetic vibes lending to its hip and innovative ambiance, Silo offers 12 rotating craft draughts and 20 additional bottled selections. This is along with an extensive list of spirits and pre-prohibition inspired craft cocktails. In its industrial setting, Silo’s exposed brick walls, eye-catching wall art, and wooden fixtures make it a trendy nighttime hotspot for this DC neighborhood.
Silo, 919 5th St NW, Washington, DC, USA, +1 (202) 290-2233