Dupont Circle

Park, Landmark
1 DuPont Cir NW (at Connecticut Ave NW)
Washington, DC 20036


  • The circle is so gay, you can't even walk straight.
  • Improve your Gaydar skillz.
  • there's always something to entertain you
  • Great spot for cruising homeless dudes and shitty artists.
  • Great people watching, grab a cup of coffee, take in a game of chess.
  • 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.
  • DC establishments can serve alcoholic beverages to proof-bearing 21 year olds+, M-TH 8am2am, F-S 8am3am & Sun 10am2am. Beer and wine can be purchased in some stores 7 days/wk. -- Green Guide Editor
  • - escalators NEVER WORK!!!
  • 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.
  • Soccer in the circle... go usa!
  • Best people watching spot during the day, late night, best place to watch drunk people eat the pavement.
  • 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!
  • Look out for the crazy weird-located roundabout :)
  • I'm straight and I also enjoy this fountain.
  • Good times!
  • The bustle that is now Dupont Circle was once constituted only by a slaughterhouse and a brickyard.
  • 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.
  • Great for people watching. Benches, trees, fountain, speed chess, skateboarders, musicians, Scientology tent, snow fights, war protests. This center of the Dupont Circle neighborhood has seen it all.
  • Easy location for a meeting point
  • Its outside!!!

Nearby places

1517 Connecticut Ave NW (at Q St NW)
1501 Connecticut Ave NW
1350 Connecticut Ave NW