Stand smack in the middle of Adams Morgan Party Central, the intersection of 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW (the traffic is so gridlocked on weekend nights that you can often do so without any significant risk to either life or limb), and you’ll see the illuminated rooftop of Perrys, hangout of beautiful people and their attendant wannabes. The largely twentysomething crowd is attracted not just to the lights—and the lively scene under them—but to the array of well-executed sushi prepared downstairs, where a classic wood-paneled dining room offers a more sedate setting for unwinding. Along with sushi, the menu features a short list of New American starters and entrées, with such favorites as seasonal heirloom tomato salad, grilled swordfish steak with lemon chutney and the chef’s veg platter. Perrys drag queen brunch is offered every Sunday. The fixed price includes all you can eat and dancers to entertain you. Arrive early for the show.
1811 Columbia Rd NW
|Cross street:||at Biltmore St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 5:30–10:30pm; Fri 5:30–11:30pm; Sat 11am–3pm, 5:30–11:30pm; Sun 10am–3pm, 5:30–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Bus 42, 43|