Adams Morgan

Spotluck Spotlight: Perry's Japanese Cuisine

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If you've ever walked through Adams Morgan on a Sunday morning, you'll notice the crowds of excited patrons waiting to get in Perry's. They know they're getting a delicious brunch, but even better, a renowned Drag Show that recently made the "51 Things Everyone Should Experience At Least Once in DC" checklist. 

Today, we'll show you why you'll want to visit Perry's not just on Sundays, but every day! Our friend, Marc Silverstein, got a chance to chat with general manager, Ben Alt, and head sushi chef, Tetsuya Nakata, about their sushi, traditional Japanese dishes, and bar that features some of the best Japanese liquor around.  Watch our Spotluck Spotlight video series and get a behind the scene's look at this Adams Morgan gem:

Spotluck Spotlight: An Introduction To Perry's

Spotluck Spotlight: Perry's Sushi Bar

Spotluck Spotlight: Perry's Cuisine & Bar

Spotluck Spotlight: Perry's Sushi Prep


And as always, the first Spotlucker to hit Perry's after this post will enjoy a meal on us!! Ready, set, go!


Most of you have celebrated Cinco de Mayo with tacos and margaritas. How about stepping it up a notch with LA-style tacos and a vast menu of pairing tequilas? That’s right, Spotluck spot Johnny Pistolas puts a fresh twist on a perennial favorite. This Mexican Taqueria bar is the closest you'll get to that authentic west coast cuisine. Come out tonight and enjoy a live DJ and Salsa dancers, $2.00 tacos, plus beer, margarita and tequila specials. And they'll have a Piñata for you to beat to pieces.

Can't make it tonight? Well they also host a bottomless Bruncharia every Saturday and Sunday starting at 10:30 am! This unique style of brunch features roving servers dispensing a never-ending selection of delicious brunch goodies.


Johnny Pistolas
2333 18TH ST NW
(202) 817-3255


Monday: 4:30 pm – 1:30 am
Tuesday: 4:30 pm – 1:30 am
Wednesday: 4:30 pm – 1:30 am
Thursday: 4:30 pm – 1:30 am
Friday: 4:30 pm – 2:30 am
Saturday: 4:30 pm – 2:30 am
Sunday: 4:30 pm – 1:30 am


Spotluck Spotlight: Bourbon

Nestled in the heart of Adams Morgan, less than a mile from the Metro’s red line, you’ll find neighborhood favorite, Bourbon. This renowned Spot perfectly encapsulates the vibes of AdMo. A solid menu of spruced-up classics (knife n’ fork chicken nuggets, crab cake sliders?!?) is accompanied by cocktails crafted by seasoned mixologists and a bourbon menu that would make a Kentuckian feel right at home. And enjoy all of this on an open-air back patio that embodies the lounginess found in many Spots along its stretch. Oh, and they really have an awesome front door - so walk right on in.

Have a late Saturday night? Bourbon has the cure with an all-day Sunday brunch. Visit them this Saturday for a special Kentucky Derby celebration featuring juleps and drink specials.


Bourbon Adams Morgan
2321 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Monday 5:00 pm – 1:30 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm – 1:30 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm – 1:30 am
Thursday 5:00 pm – 1:30 am
Friday 5:00 pm – 1:30 am
Saturday 5:00 – 10:30 pm
Sunday 5:00 – 10:30 pm

Spotluck Spotlight: Southern Hospitality

If you're trekking from the red line to Adams Morgan, one of the first restaurants you'll see is Southern Hospitality (SoHo).  On the corner of Adams Mill Rd. & Columbia Rd., you'll notice their covered outdoor patio, ready to welcome you with delectable southern-inspired food and drinks.

Southern Hospitality lives up to their name by providing a combination of hearty food & big portions. All paired with a nice variety of craft beers or an inventive house cocktail. Brunch, lunch, or dinner, you'll be leaving happy with enlightened tastebuds and a full belly. So take a spin with Spotluck and get ready to enjoy some southern comfort in Washington DC. Be the first to hit SoHo after this post, and the meal's on us (you'll notice the "100%" - see our earlier blog post for details)!!



Southern Hospitality
1815 Adams Mill Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009

Monday: 4:00 pm – 1:00 am
Tuesday: 4:00 pm – 1:00 am
Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 1:00 am
Thursday: 4:00 pm – 1:00 am
Friday: 11:00 am – 2:00 am
Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Sunday: 10:00 am – 12:00 am