A Storied History
Shaw has been a center of Black culture since shortly after the Civil War. The area became a celebrated hotbed of musical talent during the American Jazz Age (with Duke Ellington among its most famous residents. To this day, the neighborhood continues to attract and inspire artists, scholars, and innovators alike.
Entertainment is (literally) around every corner, where you’ll find live music venues like the famous 9:30 Club and Howard Theatre, nightclubs, neighborhood staple eateries like Ben’s Chili Bowl, a speakeasy (or two), breweries, ice cream and coffee shops, and even a brand-new movie theater. From cold brew to craft brews, it’s all right here.
Near It All
Shaw is a short walk to many of D.C.’s other most exciting neighborhoods, including Adams Morgan, U Street, and Dupont Circle. It’s also home to a brand new Whole Foods Market (just up the street from The Shay), plus a state of the art movie theater, Union Kitchen Grocery, Compass Coffee, and more!