White House? Been there. U.S. Capitol? Done that. Now for some of Washington’s hidden gems.

Each week, Cultural Tourism D.C. asks insiders about the places they love. This week, Capital Fringe co-founder Julianne Brienza shares her five favorite spots. Her list includes the Meridian Pint, calling it the perfect bar to always get a place to sit. (She’s also a fan of their weekend brunches.)

Go to our Washingtology page to learn her other favorite places in D.C. — and see how other Washingtonians have responded.

What about you? Tell us your five favorites in the comments section below.


Julianne likes the beer selection at Meridian Pint, too. (Evy Mages/For The Washington Post)