Barracks Row is composed of a 5-block stretch on Capitol Hill's 8th Street, which is home to a variety of small, local businesses and historically significant architecture. In fact, since 1999, Barracks Row has been supported by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, thanks to its status as the oldest commercial corridor in the city.
Today you'll find a variety of restaurants, bars, boutiques, and other businesses along Barracks Row, where they've all pulled together with a sense of shared identity. In fact, if you head to the Barracks Row website, you'll see that all the businesses have built a master calendar, which allows you to easily see what's happening along the entire street on any given night. On Mondays, for example, you'll find a trivia competition in full swing at The Ugly Mug, while Saturdays are often home to puppy adoption events at Howl to the Chief, a rescue non-profit. Visit the website for a full calendar, map, and list of participating businesses.