Where To Go in Brookland, DC’s Arts Hub

Located in Northeast DC, funky, artistic Brookland is definitely worth checking out during your next visit. Check out our tips on where to eat, drink, and explore in this DC neighborhood.


Spend some time strolling up and down Brookland’s Arts Walk—a street full of galleries and studios—and wander into this yoga-art spot beloved among DC’s cultural set. You can expect to find up-and-coming modern paintings in this space, along with some opportunities to practice your asana.

716 Monroe St NE #27, Washington, DC 20017
(202) 340-3280

Art Enables

Brookland’s Art Enables Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the work of artists with disabilities. The studio equips artists with the tools and resources to produce their work, which is then shown and sold in the gallery.

2204 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20018
(202) 554-9455

Steel Plate

Make your way to this recently opened Brookland bar for innovative sharing plates like smoked trout crostini and tempura kale. You’ll feel right at home lounging with a big group of friends or family in the cozy, brick-and-wood-paneled hangout.

3523 12th St NE, Washington, DC 20017
(202) 290-2310


This sleek Neapolitan pie shop serves a variety of delicious pizzas, like the Terra, which comes with creamy mozzarella, tangy San Marzano tomatoes, artichokes, sauteed mushrooms, and red peppers. And don’t miss out on the decadent dessert menu, which features classic Italian treats like gelato and tiramisu.

2711 12th St NE, Washington, DC 20018
(202) 248-3946

Metropolitan Branch Trail

Hop on one of DC’s Capital Bikeshare two-wheelers and ride through Brookland’s eight-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail. The path features plenty of cool street art, so be ready to pull your bike over to the side and snap some pictures.