Nestled between AU Park and Georgetown, Glover Park was once considered a haven for college students and young professionals. With an influx of families moving (or staying) in the neighborhood, more members of the stroller- and sippy cup-set are calling Glover Park home. The result? Businesses are offering loads of options for your entire crew.

Eat and Drink


Photo: Surfside DC via Facebook

You’ll forget about the frigid temperatures when you enjoy beach-inspired tacos, salads, and burritos at Surfside. A Glover Park staple since 2008, Surfside’s been on best-of lists, and is known for their $6.95 kids’ meal that gives young diners the chance to customize a taco, quesadilla, or burrito to their liking. During warmer months, Surfside also opens up its roof deck for family dinners al fresco. #Perfection

2444 Wisconsin Ave., NW

Whole Foods Market’s “Wine Wednesday”
There’s no shortage of bars in Glover Park, but one of the best (and most kid-friendly) happy hour specials can be found at Whole Foods Market Georgetown. During their weekly “Winesday,” you can check items off your grocery list while you sample Cabernets and Chardonnays for just $8 (wine glass and appetizers included). Come back with your glass each “Winesday” and enjoy the special for just $4!

2323 Wisconsin Ave., NW

Play and Explore


Photo: cdorobek via Flickr 


Guy Mason Recreation Center
From little league games to summer festivals, Guy Mason is a neighborhood hub for Glover Park families. The park features a recently-renovated playground (and new stroller ramp) as well as a well-loved collection of toys passed down from older kiddos. There’s also a place for Rover to roam at their dog park and dozens of free and reduced-cost classes for people of all ages at their recreation center. Ceramics, anyone?

3600 Calvert St., NW

escape-room-dcPhoto: Escape Room DC via Yelp

Escape Room DC
Looking for a unique date night activity? Searching for a way to keep inquisitive kids on their toes? You may want to visit Escape Room DC. At this new venue, teams of up to 12 players are given just 45 minutes to play an “exit game” where they use logic and teamwork to solve a series of riddles and puzzles that will allow them to escape before time runs out. Are you game? You can book a game online for a parents night out, a family outing, or even a birthday party. All kids under 14 are welcome with a participating paying adult.

2300 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite G-102

What are some of your favorite family-friendly spots in Glover Park? Dish in the Comments section below.

—Sarah Vogel