“DC's smallest neighborhood packed full of culture, power and convenience along the Potomac River. Foggy Bottom is home to DC's cultural crown jewel, the Kennedy Center, my favorite place to go for opera, theater and concerts.”
Discover Foggy Bottom In Washington, DC
Once blanketed in mists rising from the Potomac, Foggy Bottom is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. Located west of downtown Washington adjacent to Georgetown, much of the neighborhood is occupied by the main campus of the George Washington University, while other landmarks include the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the State Department and the Watergate.
Living In Fashionable Foggy Bottom
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the neighborhood also features sculptures placed throughout the streets, courtesy of the Foggy Bottom Association. The mix of Foggy Bottom dwellers includes lawyers and diplomats, lobbyists and educators, and a healthy portion of students.
Most of the buildings in Foggy Bottom were constructed in the 50s and 60s and offer a certain “Mid-Century” vibe. The Watergate, one of DC’s most notable and notorious buildings offers some of the city’s most striking views along the Potomac River and toward the monuments.
Foggy Bottom is home to many government offices including:
- Headquarters of the Department of the Interior
- Bureau of Indian Affairs
- Federal Reserve Board. To the east lies the
- Eisenhower Executive Office Building, home to the Executive Office of the President and the Vice President (to the east)
On the other side of the office is the White House, which is not in the neighborhood. Foggy Bottom is also home to numerous international and American organizations as well as the Mexican and Spanish Embassies.
Out And About In Foggy Bottom
Cultural attractions include the Kennedy Center, the Corcoran Gallery of Art with its famed collection of contemporary art, George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium and Smith Center.
For dining, residents and visitors are served by:
- Rivers At The Watergate
- Primi Piatti
- Taberna del Alabardero
- Founding Farmers
- Teddy & The Bully Bar
Foggy Bottom has many neighborhood shops including The Shops at 2000 Penn. A Whole Foods market and Trader Joe's share the neighborhood. For recreation, neighbors turn to the Thompson Boat Yard, the Potomac River and Rock Creek Park.
The neighborhood is served by the Foggy Bottom GWU Metro Station with access to the Blue and Orange lines.