U Street Corridor
Beyond the monuments and museums of the National Mall, this city's Northwest neighborhoods are attracting visitors with a vibrant music scene and pulsing nightlife.
Adams-Morgan and the U Street Corridor, bohemian in contrast to Washington's more refined areas, are enjoying a transformation after decades of decline and neglect. Bistros and cafes sprout up alongside decades-old eateries and dive bars. New music venues and historic jazz clubs compete for customers by letting their rhythms drift through open windows onto the sidewalk.
A group enters Meskerem, an Ethiopian restaurant in the Adams-Morgan neighborhood.
(Jay Premack for The Boston Globe / Text by Diana Kuan/Globe Correspondent)