Barracks Row is a historic and happening neighborhood located just eight blocks east of the US Capitol. It runs along 8th Street NE between Pennsylvania Avenue and M Street. Barracks Row is easily accessible via the Eastern Market Metro station or bus. Many federal workers are drawn to this area for its proximity to US Capitol and the National Mall.

Barracks Row Real Estate

Barracks Row consists most of historic rowhomes, many of which have been renovated.

Barracks Row History

Barracks Row is the oldest commercial district in DC due to its proximity to the Washington Navy Yard, Marine Barracks. The neighborhood declined in the mid-1900 but has seen a resurgence of late. The National Trust for Historic Preservation designated Barracks Row a Main Street, which has spurred the revitalization of the neighborhood.

Barracks Row Community

Barracks Row Main Street organization sponsors many community events such as a Fall Fest and Garden Party. The historic US Marine Corps Barracks (known as “8th & I”) offers Friday evening sunset parades during the summer months, which include performances by the United States Marine Band.

Barracks Row Favorites

Start your evening with happy hour at Belga Cafe and try one of its unique cocktails like the Belgian Sunrise, made with Diep 9 Passionfruit & Peach genever, orange juice, grenadine, and sage leaf or its Gluhwijn (mulled wine). For dinner, visit the hot place in town, Rose’s Luxury. Enjoy Banana Cafe’s piano bar, which opens at 4pm seven days a week.



Want to know what it’s like to live in Barracks Row? Let’s go on a neighborhood orientation tour!