8) So Much Coffee
If Washingtonians have a little more spring in their step, it’s probably because they’re more caffeinated than ever. New coffee shops have emerged, including former pop-up “The Wydown,” which now has a permanent home on 14th Street. Then there’s La Colombe, serving single origin brews and hemp milk, and the soon-to-open Compass Coffee from former Marines. Even bars are jumping on the roasted-bean bandwagon. Mockingbird Hill, a sherry and ham bar by night, serves iced coffee on draft and exotic pour-over coffee by day.