Nov 19

Holiday Entertaining at The Colonel

Some people think that holiday entertaining is too hard if you live in an apartment.

Some people are wrong.

Holiday entertaining is all about quality, not quantity, and The Colonel Apartments have that in spades. No matter what holiday(s) you celebrate, it’s easy to get cozy with friends and family in the large floor plans available at The Colonel, as well as the resident amenities like a courtyard with fireplace (perfect for cuddling nearby as the evenings get colder).

Spacious apartment layouts allow you to comfortably host intimate gatherings with family and friends. Most floor plans allow easy movement between large kitchens and comfortable living rooms, allowing you to fully utilize your space during the party.

If you’re thinking of hosting a larger group, consider reserving the Resident Lounge or congregating on the Rooftop Deck with its firepit, kitchen, and theater. Here, you can mingle under the stars with fellow residents and friends without having to splurge on a private dining room in one of DC’s nearby exclusive restaurants.

However, if you’re hankering to hit the town, there are plenty of amazing local restaurants in the neighborhood perfect for holiday entertaining.

Sixth Engine

If you want contemporary American cuisine for dinner or late-night, Sixth Engine is for you. Located at 438 Massachusetts Avenue, Sixth Engine also boasts an impressive bar with signature cocktails and craft beer. (202) 506-2455

District ChopHouse & Brewery

This casual chophouse features classic steakhouse offerings like crab cakes, wedge salads, pork chops, prime rib, and much, much more. Plus, they accept reservations and provide private spaces for special events and parties! 509 7th Street, (202) 347-3434


This elegantly designed interior gives diners a cozy place to spend time with friends and family while enjoying tapas to share. Don’t skip the wine menu – their list boasts an impressive selection for the oenophile in your group. 1622 14th Street NW, (202) 588-5500

Iron Gate

With executive chef Tony Chittum in the kitchen and wine director Brent Kroll pouring the best vintages, Iron Gate is best known for American cuisine with Italian and Greek influences. Reservations accepted. 1734 N Street NW, (202) 524-5202

Of course, no holiday is complete without a little family… shall we say, friction? If you find yourself needing a short escape from the holiday entertainment, there are plenty of nearby watering holes to take the edge off.

Rogue 24

Perfect for craft beer lovers seeking a delightful draft only steps away from The Colonel. 922 N Street NW, (202) 408-9724


Creative cocktails and spirits keep the crowds coming. Recommended for late night with friends! 1021 7th Street NW, (202) 393-0220

Blue Bar

Inside the Henley Park Hotel lies the Blue Bar, an upscale lounge where you’re just as likely to run into a neighbor as you are someone visiting from another continent. 926 Massachusetts Avenue NW, (202) 638-5200

While eating and drinking do tend to be some of the biggest reasons for the seasons, there’s no shortage of holiday entertainment options around DC. Be sure to check out the upcoming Kennedy Center schedule for world-class theater happening all year round.

And don’t forget – if you do happen to venture out of your Colonel apartment to enjoy the holiday season and imbibe, be sure to use one of the handy public transportation options like the Metro, Uber, or Lyft.

No matter if you’re hosting people at home or on the town, be sure to enjoy your holiday season this year at The Colonel!

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