We all know that Washington, D.C. has amazing restaurants. But being that our nation’s capital is also 233 years old, many of our restaurants also have a spooky haunted history to dish up as well as delicious eats.
This October, get in the Halloween spirit at dinnertime by checking out these haunted restaurants near your RESA apartment. You never know who could be sitting on the other side of your table!
Round Robin Bar, located at 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. which is a quick and easy 12 minute journey from home, is a swanky, centuries-old lounge in the luxury Willard Hotel where mixologists pour classic cocktails.
Nicknamed the “Oval Office of Bars” by Conde Nast Traveler, the historic Round Robin Bar has been a lively meeting place for D.C.’s political and social elite since it was established in 1847. Some of the hotel’s former guests have included greats like former President Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr., and even a 13-year-old boy that now haunts the hotel elevator.
Wok and Roll, located at 604 H St NW, Washington, D.C. which is only seven minutes from home, is a casual spot featuring Chinese and Japanese fare, weekday happy hours and private karaoke rooms.
However, long before that, it was a boarding house owned by Mary Surratt, who was part of a group that plotted to kill multiple leaders including Abraham Lincoln. She was sentenced to death for her crimes and now, she is said to haunt the building with her mumblings, whispers, footsteps, muffled sobs and creaking floorboards.
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
604 H St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001