Around Town: H Street NE Festival, 9/17/16

H Street NE View of H Street NE (Photo by IntangibleArts)

This year’s H Street Festival takes place on Saturday, September 17th and will feature over 250 vendors, plying their food, drinks, wares and activities.

It will span a lengthy 10 blocks (bigger every year) between 4th St. NE and 14th St. NE.

Look out for the music, the beer gardens, a pie eating contest, dance performances, fashion shows, a DC Comics superhero costume contest and much more.

The festival won Washington City Paper’s Best Community Festival six years running. It does get quite crowded, with estimates of 125,000 adventurers from last year!

There is also a handy app from H Street Main Street you can download, to ensure you don’t miss anything. Search for and download ‘H Street Main Street’ from the iTunes App Store or Google Play.

UPDATE on 9/15/16: The Festival app has been updated with performance/music stage locations, lineups and times. Looks like there will be nine stages and something for everyone. Download the app now. You can also find the schedule of performances here.

H Street Festival 2016
H Street NE (between 4th St. and 14th St. blocks)
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Free (pay for food, drink and shopping)
All ages

Around Town: Craft Beer Cellar Coming to DC @ H Street NE

Craft Beer CellarBeer is coming to H Street NE!

Update (7/26/16): The store on H Street will have it’s grand opening on August 6th from 10am to 10pm. There will be on-site tastings by DC Brau, Union Craft Brewing and Adroit Theory. Plus the first 50 customers will receive giveaways.


We like beer. And we like when new spaces open in DC to offer us even more beer.

Craft Beer Cellar is opening a new location on H Street (301 H St NE, Ste A). The chain, a brick and mortar beer delivery system, opened their first store five years ago, and are expanding rapidly across the country.

There are over 4,400 breweries in the US now, and the numbers just keep growing. There will be no dearth of beers to sell, now let’s hope the prices stay reasonable. Say no to DC beer prices!

Target date for opening is early to mid-July!

The new building is complete. The DCRA has approved their plans. Now they can work on the interior. The sign is beckoning. Now we wait…

The DC store is active on Twitter: @cbc_dc

Craft Beer Cellar

Food Park: Copycat Co. Enters the H Street Fray


H Street NE continues to bolster its choices of restaurants and bars with an almost endless stream of openings in the last couple months.

A bar crawl is in order, especially if the streetcar ever decides to open.

One intriguing concept comes from Devin Gong, from Barmini, in the form of a cocktail bar slash pot sticker and dumpling restaurant.

Copycat Co opened less than a week ago and it immediately fits into the electic Atlas District/H St NE scene.

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