Foggy Bottom is in the Northwest quadrant of DC, just west of the National Mall. It is home to the State Department, World Bank, Federal Reserve Board, the infamous Watergate Building, the Kennedy Center, and George Washington University. Foggy Bottom is on the Metro’s Blue and Orange lines and offers easy access to I-66 and the George Washington Parkway. The shopping and dining of Georgetown are a short walk away,

Foggy Bottom History

Foggy Bottom was the site of one of the earliest settlements and is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the District of Columbia. Foggy Bottom was home to a number of breweries and other industrial plants in the late 1800s. It is said that the community received its name from either the “fog” that these factories generated or the morning mist from the Potomac River.

Foggy Bottom Real Estate

Foggy Bottom offers its residents a true urban vibe. Most of Foggy Bottom’s real estate consists of luxury apartments buildings and modern high-rises condominiums.

Foggy Bottom Community

Residents enjoy Foggy Bottom’s location along Potomac River and proximity to Thompson’s Boat House and Rock Creek Park.

Foggy Bottom Entertainment

See the National Symphony Orchestra, who makes its home at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Take in the excitement of a GWU Colonials basketball game. Tour the Diplomatic Reception rooms at the nearby State Department.

Foggy Bottom Favorites

Start your evening at Tonic with a cocktail like the “Bitter Old Mr. Glen’s Fashion,” made with Wild Turkey 81, Angostura, orange and rhubarb bitters, and house-made brandied cherries. Enjoy James Beard award winning Indian cusine at Rasika, or modern farm-to-table fare at Founding Farmers. Cap off your evening with a drink at Top of the Gate, the Watergate Hotel’s rooftop bar.



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