Find cool local shops, foodie restaurants, concert halls and African American history in this rapidly developing downtown zone.
Historic in African-American history and a cool shopping and food scene in one of DC’s oldest neighborhoods. The site of businesses, theaters and rowhouses since the 19th-century, the Shaw neighborhood is situated east of the U Street corridor, famously known as “Black Broadway” thanks to still-in-business spots like the Lincoln Theatre and the Howard Theatre. It was there, in the early 20th-century, where acts like Cab Calloway and Pearl Bailey once played. Also, famous for the #DontMuteDC movement with sounds of the DC original sounds of Go-Go music from local businesses.