Washington DC has plenty of cultural venues, restaurants, and street side locations with colorful murals painted on the exterior. You might have head past any of these locations while on Washington DC bus tours. The murals in the capital city celebrate everything from American Presidents to pop culture figures and civil rights leaders, so it holds a symbolism that natives and tourists can relate to.
The influence of certain celebrities and standup comedians are immersed in not just American pop culture but anywhere. So, there are more reasons to stop by any of these tourists locations when on DC bus tours. You can have selfies that you can upload on your social media handle and invite more likes and comments.
Ben’s Chili Bowl
Who would not be moved seeing Bill Cosby painted on the walls of the famous hot dog joint situated along U Street and adjacent to Lincoln Theatre? In fact, the restaurant in DC also has the murals of American stand-up comic Dave Chappelle, President Barack Obama and his spouse Michelle Obama, and abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
It is said that the owners of this house along Logan Circle hired a person to paint its sidewall in red, but when the color turned out to be rather pinkish, the homeowners turned it into a watermelon-like pattern. It attracts natives and visitors, not to mention that the house has a social media account with plenty of followers.
This former church turned culture community hub is instantly recognizable, all thanks to its rich colored exterior and façade. It is home to an arts club, which hosts events on select days such as music concerts for a small fee, or yoga classes for free. The interior of the repurposed building can be traced back to the Victorian and Romanesque architecture of the Baptist Church that once occupied this site along 700 Delaware Avenue SW.
This DC neighborhood is replete with street art that celebrates its diversity and culture. One such mural titled “My Culture, Mi Gente” is created by the street artist named Joel Bergner. It can be found across the street from Columbia Heights Metro.
Dacha Beer Garden
This café cum beer bar boasts of one of DC’s instantly recognizable street arts, which is the mural of Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor. To raise a glass of beer in tribute to her or have a selfie with the yesteryear celebrity is your choice.