Dupont Circle

1 DuPont Cir NW (at Connecticut Ave NW), Washington, D.C. 20036
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  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 3:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 3:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
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  • "Best people watching spot during the day, late night, best place to..." (2 tips)
  • "... of mole men living under the circle in the old streetcar station. Google it!..." (2 tips)
  • "Cultural hub of the city; great restaurants, bars, clubs, and cafes..." (2 tips)
  • DC After Five

    Good times!

    DC After Five · August 6, 2010
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  • DC Preservation League

    Notable for its superior examples of Victorian rowhouses and turn-of-the-century Beaux-Arts mansions. Designated June 1977 with nearly 3100 protected buildings within its district boundaries.

    DC Preservation League · May 12, 2011
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  • Shannon H.

    A lovely place to get a bite to eat, have a drink, read a book, or catch a train :)

    Shannon H. · June 14, 2011
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  • JaJean B.

    The circle is so gay, you can't even walk straight.

    JaJean B. · May 14, 2010
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  • NAKID Social Sports in DC

    Awesome place to people watch!

    NAKID Social Sports in DC · January 28, 2012
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  • M Squared Real Estate

    Great people watching, grab a cup of coffee, take in a game of chess.

    M Squared Real Estate · August 14, 2011
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  • Washington Blade

    In 1975, Dupont Cir. area Lambda Rising bookstore ran the nation's first gay-orientated television commercial. This historic gay neighborhood is one of America's first. Don't miss the fountain!

    Washington Blade · July 12, 2011
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  • Joseph I.

    Its outside!!!

    Joseph I. · September 27, 2010
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  • Darren J.

    Great park to drink coffee

    Darren J. · January 28, 2010
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  • JaJean B.

    Improve your Gaydar skillz.

    JaJean B. · May 14, 2010
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  • Tracy T.

    A great central location with many different directions.

    Tracy T. · July 29, 2009
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  • David D.

    A great place to take a stroll anytime of the year. Sip a coffee or snack on something from one of the many surrounding restaurants. I love reading a book on a bench near the fountain. Classic DC.

    David D. · February 7, 2011
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  • David K.

    Set up a blanket in the circle on spring weekend day, text all your friends your location, and take a nap while you wait.

    David K. · March 20, 2009
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  • Armie

    there's always something to entertain you

    Armie · July 7, 2012
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  • Darren J.

    Good spot drink a cup coffee

    Darren J. · January 28, 2010
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  • scott d.

    Great spot for cruising homeless dudes and shitty artists.

    scott d. · November 1, 2011
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  • Kevin K.

    Perhaps DC's best little National Park. Great people watching all year long. I like a veggie burrito from Chipotle up Conn. Best place for the mother of all Snowpocalypse snowball fights 2010!

    Kevin K. · April 6, 2010
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  • Howard J.

    Best people watching spot during the day, late night, best place to watch drunk people eat the pavement.

    Howard J. · April 5, 2012
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  • Dan M.

    As long as you're subtle, cops are ok with bringing booze. Get some friends and some solo cups with wine and go day drinking. It's best in spring.

    Dan M. · April 7, 2011
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  • Cameo.

    - escalators NEVER WORK!!!

    Cameo. · June 7, 2011
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  • Josh B.

    Soccer in the circle... go usa!

    Josh B. · June 12, 2010
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  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    DC establishments can serve alcoholic beverages to proof-bearing 21 year olds+, M-TH 8am–2am, F-S 8am–3am & Sun 10am–2am. Beer and wine can be purchased in some stores 7 days/wk. -- Green Guide Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · August 13, 2012
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  • James W.

    I'm straight and I also enjoy this fountain.

    James W. · May 6, 2012
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  • Scoutmob

    The bustle that is now Dupont Circle was once constituted only by a slaughterhouse and a brickyard.

    Scoutmob · November 28, 2011
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  • Stephen P.

    Best people watching spot in the city

    Stephen P. · July 17, 2011
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  • Reem A.

    Look out for the crazy weird-located roundabout :)

    Reem A. · September 11, 2013
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  • Behrad B.

    Easy location for a meeting point

    Behrad B. · November 22, 2011
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  • Andrew K. S.

    If you're feeling French or just obscure, pronounce it "du pawh"

    Andrew K. S. · August 24, 2011
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  • Honey B.

    Try the local field mice - they're yuppie and yummy, too, a rare find in this city of crushed dreams.

    Honey B. · August 2, 2011
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  • jen f.

    I'm going to hit a pedestrian. watch out.

    jen f. · July 27, 2010
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  • AIDS.gov

    We're @ the Red Flash Mob Balloon Release recognizing National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! Check out AIDS.gov to follow the action!

    AIDS.gov · September 27, 2011
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  • Aubri O.

    Grab a chop't salad and hang out near the chess benches for great "crazy guy" eavesdropping. Look out for dog poop - not everyone is conscientious.

    Aubri O. · June 26, 2011
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  • Sarah J.

    The transportation equivalent of the Mad tea party.

    Sarah J. · February 27, 2013
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  • R G.

    A piece of shit to drive through rush hour

    R G. · August 24, 2012
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    Crowds gather for impromptu performances and events, and people from all walks of DC life take a break from the hustle of city life here. The fountain, a Civil War Monument, sits in the center. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · August 20, 2012
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  • Taylor H.

    Contrary to popular belief, no longer a true gayborhood. The gays have long since gentrified it and moved elsewhere while yuppies from Arlington have been pouring in for years.

    Taylor H. · July 25, 2012
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  • Cooper C.

    This is the best place for a sunny day!

    Cooper C. · March 5, 2012
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  • ShannonRenee M.

    Fun, fun, fun...perfect for people watching...wannabes, neverweres and hasbeens.

    ShannonRenee M. · December 12, 2011
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  • Shantee Haynes R.

    Lots of small cafes, bars and restaurants! Also where you can find the Foundry Gallery, Emerson Prepratory School, etc

    Shantee Haynes R. · July 3, 2011
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  • Vijaya T.

    Love splashing in the fountain, whether or not I happen to be carrying a briefcase!

    Vijaya T. · June 30, 2011
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  • Xuan Vladimiyevich C.

    Taking the red line train.

    Xuan Vladimiyevich C. · July 21, 2013
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  • Tim T.

    Come here to eat good food?

    Tim T. · May 2, 2013
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  • Reem A.

    Whatever you like, you'll find it here in Dupont! Always great place to hang out at, with a group or alone!

    Reem A. · November 11, 2012
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  • David L.

    Great hub of the city. Don't bother the straight people and they wont bother you.

    David L. · July 3, 2012
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  • Christine Maentz S.

    People watching & feeding the birds... Great spot!

    Christine Maentz S. · May 12, 2012
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  • Andrei P.

    just about anywhere is a great place to date near.

    Andrei P. · March 7, 2012
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  • Anthony A.

    Tons of great local restaurants and shops!

    Anthony A. · February 18, 2012
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  • Carol B.

    Awesome place for relaxing and people watching during nice weather. You'll see artists, hula hoop experts, musicians, chess players, etc. The circle is also surrounded by great shops and restaurants.

    Carol B. · December 24, 2011
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  • Nnedimma Jessica N.

    Take a deep breath and enjoy the city around you.

    Nnedimma Jessica N. · December 5, 2011
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  • Vanessa P.

    best place to hang out in the city and people watch!

    Vanessa P. · November 8, 2011
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