The West End neighborhood is located in the Northwest quadrant of DC, near K Street, Rock Creek Park, and George Washington University. It is in close proximity to Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, DuPont Circle, the downtown business district, and the Kennedy Center.

The West End is serviced by Metro’s Blue and Orange lines at the nearby Foggy Bottom stop and several bus lines. The West End offers the benefits of city living, yet with a comfortable neighborhood feel.

Washington, D.C. - West End History

West End’s name is derived from the original city plan of Pierre L’Enfant. He placed this neighborhood at the westernmost portion of the city (prior to the District acquiring Georgetown).

Washington, D.C. - West End Real Estate

The West End streets are filled with row houses, and high-rise condo and apartment buildings.

Washington, D.C. - West End Community

The annual Foggy Bottom/West End Neighborhood Block Party is a free event that features a variety of local food, craft vendors, business, restaurants, as well as music and dance performances.

Washington, D.C. - West End Entertainment

Within the last several years, the West End has become a hot spot with several new restaurants, bars, and entertainment. Visit Bier Baron for its extensive beer list, open mic and comedy nights.

Washington, D.C. - West End Favorites

Try acclaimed chef’s Robert Wiedmaier’s Marcel’s restaurant for fine Belgian-French cuisine. Check out the city’s best “Upscale Casual Brunch of the Year” at the Michelin star-rated Blue Duck Tavern.


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