Neighborhood Guide: Clarendon

More a neighborhood than a destination, Clarendon has long been known as the nightlife hotspot for the under-25 crowd in Virginia. With high end retail stores, local restaurant endeavors, and picturesque streets lined with Craftsman style homes, this area is becoming a haven for young families as well as established professionals who want a break from the city without giving up all of its amenities.

Buy
What isn’t there to buy in Clarendon? Visit the Market Common for all of your lifestyle needs - Apple, Pottery Barn, Barnes & Noble, Williams-Sonoma, Origins, and South Moon Under, to name a few. Dotted throughout the streets of Clarendon, you will find other retailers such as Orvis and Pink Palm. Grocery store favorites Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are both in central Clarendon.

Do
Get some work done at Northside Social. Surprise the office with donuts from Bakeshop. Grab your morning smoothie from South Block. Sweat it out at Pure Barre, Down Dog Yoga, or Madabolic. Get your bike tuned up at Trek Bicycle. Indulge in some self-love at Bliss Nail Lounge, Nolas Salon, Origins Thai Spa, or Casal's.

Eat
The industrial Wilson’s Hardware is the perfect spot for a lively brunch or rooftop meal. Hit up Pete’s for New Haven Neapolitan-style pizza. Four Sisters is the local favorite for Vietnamese street foods, such as banh mi, papaya salad, and pho. Lyon Hall or Green Pig Bistro are both awesome options for hearty French-fusion in beautiful bistro settings. If you have room for dessert, pop into Nicecream for everchanging ice cream flavors, such as banana foster, cinnamon dulce latte, and speculoos.

Drink
In addition to the Clarendon late night standbys - Spider Kelly’s, Mister Days, Clarendon Ballroom, Whitlow’s, there are some newer spots with standout features. Galaxy Hut Live offers live music, karaoke & old-school video games. Bracket Room is an updated, urban take on the sports bar. Screwtop Winebar offers classes and tastings, cheese flights and themed wine flights, all in a cozy, intimate setting.

Nestled in between two Dwel properties, Latitude and Union on Queen, Clarendon is easily accessed by Dwel residents. If you are interested in calling vibrant Arlington home, simply reach out to the Team @ Dwel