Elevators are out. The green line is single tracking. There’s only bus service between Van Ness and Friendship Heights. The D.C. Metro has its flaws—we still haven’t forgotten when they closed one entrance to Dupont in 2012—but that doesn’t mean we can’t make the most of it.
Food makes everything better—even a commute on the Metro. If you and your coworkers are looking to wind down after the workday, we’ve mapped out (literally) the perfect plan for you.
Make your commute home (much) more enjoyable by throwing a progressive dinner party on the Metro. You’ll get to explore neighborhoods you might not otherwise venture to, and those painful rush hour delays will be over by the time you’re ready to head home.
Here’s how it works: You pick the line; we pick the stops. At each stop, you enjoy one course (i.e. appetizers), move to the next stop for tapas, and ride on to dessert. Simple, right? Below you will find a list of restaurants and our favorite dishes to try, so all you have to do is get your co-workers on board. There’s one route for every color, so you’ll be given a few places to try no matter where your office is located.
Alright, pick your color, and try these dishes at your Metro progressive dinner party:
- Start: Chinatown
- End: Dupont
- Start: Mt. Vernon
- End: U Street
- Start: Federal Center SW
- End: Eastern Market