The Best of Woodley Park
Welcome to Our Community
For many DC residents, Woodley Park is just a Metro stop on the Red Line that is passed on the way to a destination like Dupont Circle or Union Station. Sure, some have headed over on the weekends to face the 45-minute wait at popular brunch spot Open City or hopped off the Metro and wandered up Connecticut Avenue past the abbreviated strip of restaurants and the red-brick co-ops to the National Zoo. But this stretch of Connecticut Avenue is only a small part of Woodley Park. Head to the side streets and the hubbub goes quiet, with the neighborhood exuding a virtually suburban vibe.
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Small Business Spotlight
LiLLies Restaurant & Bar - Opened in 2011 near the intersection of Connecticut Avenue, N.W. and Cathedral Avenue
LiLLiES is a family owned-and-operated oasis restaurant, located steps away from the Woodley Park Zoo, nestled between two cream-colored brick residential buildings, is an understated maroon canvas awning that marks the location of an intimate local neighborhood restaurant & bar.
Sherry's Wine & Spirits - Compact shop stocked with small-batch spirits, plus interesting wines & beer by the growler.
Sherry’s has been a brand since the 70’s (possibly longer but we aren’t sure) and was originally located where the Chipotle at Calvert Street and Connecticut Ave is located.
Duke's Counter - A neighborhood pub and supper spot located directly across the street from the national zoo!
Duke‘s Counter opened in July and is our second location; Duke‘s Grocery opened in Dupont Circle in 2013. The goal from the beginning was a place we would want to bring our families and friends for creative eats and fun drinks in a relaxed, comfortable environment.
Baked By Yael - The Best Cakepops Ever
Yael Krigman is the woman behind Baked by Yael, specializing in cakepops, bagels, rugelach, black and white cookies, and other delicious baked goods. In 2011, she took the plunge and left her corporate job to pursue her business full time! By 2015, Yael opened up her first brick-and-morter in Woodley Park! We got a chance to chat with Yael and also retrieved some special pricing for our readers and Woodley Park Residents...
This area is very walkable! Most errands can be accomplished on foot. Transit is excellent and convenient for most trips. It is also convenient to use a bike for most trips!