This evolving neighborhood has been drawing in young professionals, artists and historic preservation fanatics since at least the 1970s. In recent years, the number of entertainment and culinary options -- from breweries to art galleries to coffee shops -- has boomed, while the boundaries of the neighborhood have pushed ever outwards.
The capital joins Philadelphia and Pittsburgh in dedicating a week of festivities to its thriving craft beer scene. Head to the 'Burg April 24 through May 2 for cool tastings, creative collaborations and unforgettable events. Come thirsty!