Living at 2M puts the fun and convenience of NoMa DC right at your fingertips! But we understand that for a lot of our residents, your number one furry companion is usually right there hoping to enjoy some of the fun right along with you. If you think as we do, identifying businesses that are pet-friendly is always at the front of your mind.
Wonder no longer because NoMa has your back! To help you quickly identify these pet-locations, our 2M team has come up with a list of our favorite pet-friendly restaurants/bars in NoMa! Who said that your pet couldn’t enjoy the life of one of DC’s most exciting neighborhoods right along with you?
We hope you enjoy this list! If you identify any other pet-friendly restaurants in NoMa, please comment below.
Inspired by the beer gardens of Germany, Wunder Garten has quickly become a neighborhood staple where friends and families gather. With a carefully designed selection of German and Craft Beers, and a well-regarded wine and liquor program, Wunder Garten provides a welcoming and relaxed outdoor experience. They’re open year-round in a climate-controlled pavilion. Stop by for a beer, and join them for annual celebrations of traditional Bavarian events, including Oktoberfest, Frühlingsfest, and Winterfest.
Address: 1101 First St. NE Washington DC, 20002
Uncle Chip’s Café
Uncle Chip’s Cookie and Dessert Suppliers’ mission is simple: to provide its customers with an irresistible, one of a kind cookie that can be enjoyed just about any time, anywhere. That’s why they only use the finest ingredients and deliver across the country.
Enjoy the classic home-town feel of Uncle Chip’s Café in NoMa DC.
Address: 1514 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20002
Peregrine Espresso sets a standard of quality coffee with friendly service in the District for all customers who walk in their doors. Many of their amazing baristas have competed at regional and national Barista or Brewers Cup competitions to continue their coffee education and inspire excitement at all of their shops.
You and your pet will surely enjoy your time at Peregrine Espresso!
Address: 1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
St. Anselm is an American tavern devoted to the pleasures of grilled meats and great ingredients simply cooked.
While steak is a specialty, Chef Marjorie Meet-Bradley’s creativity doesn’t stop there. Delicious food, eclectic wines, and classic cocktails set the tone for a great experience. Paired with friendly service in an unpretentious setting adorned with offbeat décor, dining at St. Anselm is the total package.
Address: 1250 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
We understand that your pet is a part of your everyday lifestyle. These NoMa businesses make it easier for you to be able to enjoy all of the perks of living in one of DC’s most popular neighboorhood right along with your number one companion.
Valentine’s Date Ideas In NoMa
To kick off your Valentine’s celebration, we recommend starting the night off with happy hour on the heated pavilion at Wundergarten, NoMa’s very own beer garden. Choose from a variety of beers, ciders and wines while you enjoy a little friendly competition over a game of corn hole, or just sit back and enjoy the magic of the twinkling lights for a little while. Show up between 4 pm and 7 pm to catch the happy hour deals.
Once you’ve had your fill at the beer garden, mosey on over to Union Market. Here you’ll be able to enjoy the Chocotenango specialty chocolate pop-up (open until 8pm) and/or the “We Heart Cheese: Chocolate, Cheese & Baller Bubbly” tasting class (must book your tickets in advance), because the only thing more romantic that chocolate and champagne is adding cheese into the mix!
Before you leave the Union Market area, don’t forget to check out one of DC’s most instagrammable spots, the hearts mural created by LA-based graffiti artist Mr. Brainwash. We can’t think of a better spot for a Valentine’s Day selfie (ussie?), can you?
To cap off a lovely evening, stroll back home to 2M, then make a quick trip up to the rooftop to say goodnight to this beautiful city of ours. It may be a little chilly, but who doesn’t love an excuse to snuggle up?
As we approach the anniversary of our first move-ins, we’re taking some time to appreciate the community our amazing residents have begun to create. You, our residents, are the ones who truly make our community a home. In honor of that, we’re turning the spotlight on some of our own to hear all about how they live their #2MLife. This week, we’re catching up with Chelsea Floyd. Chelsea is a student at Howard University working towards a major in Broadcast News and a minor in Psychology. She moved to DC from the west coast and has fallen in love with 2M and the NoMa area ever since.
What were your first thoughts of 2M?
I can remember the first time I visited 2M and toured my soon to be apartment. As soon as I walked in I told myself “Now this is where I am supposed to be!” I immediately fell in love with the lobby décor, amenities and floor plan of my future apartment.
What attracted you to NoMa?
NoMa is an evolving area. I lived in Northwest DC prior to moving to 2M this year. During that time I noticed the drastic developments. The NoMa area made me feel right at home! Modern and conveniently located near the Metro and grocery store.
What does living the 2M Life mean for you?
Living the 2M Life to me means truly being comfortable at home. Whether it’s me being in my apartment relaxing and playing music, studying downstairs in the computer lab or chatting it up with other residents around the pool. 2M is where I am proud to call home.
In your apartment what do you love the most?
The view! The window in my living room is easily my staple piece. Every visitor I’ve had has been blown away by the incredible view!
What is your favorite 2M amenity?
The gym. The equipment is new and always kept nice and clean. Not to mention it’s conveniently located right in the apartment. So there’s no need to commute!
Describe your perfect day exploring DC:
My perfect day exploring DC would be taking a jog to visit the White House. Then going shopping in Georgetown and ending the night with a candle lit dinner on one of the cruise ships near the Harbor!
Describe your perfect day at 2M:
Grabbing a cup of hot chocolate from the lobby and heading up to the penthouse or to the screening room for a picture perfect movie night!
What do you think draws residents to 2M/NoMa now?
The feeling of getting the absolute best quality for your buck!
3 words to describe 2M?
Modern. Stylish. Welcoming.
Meet Doug Crawford, 2M Building Manager
Tell us a little about how you ended up at 2M:
I worked for a large National Real Estate Investment Trust for the last 8 years and I felt it was time to make a change to a company that had a strong footprint and roots here in the DC area. WC Smith was the perfect choice. 2M is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of the revitalization of a beautiful and vibrant area incorporating different sectors of the community to enhance the project.
Where can we find you when you’re off-duty?
I am a rabid and fanatical LSU Tiger fan. Whether its baseball, football or basketball I will be watching and cheering on my team.
Where do you see NoMa in 5 years?
NoMa is really transforming into a beautiful and interesting area where I think you will see a large presence of arts and interesting entrepreneurial projects that will make it unique area in the DMV.
If you only had one day in DC, what would be your top-3 must-do items?
1) Arlington Cemetery and the changing of the guard
2) A show at the Kennedy Center
3) A Night tour of the National Mall.
What do you think draws residents to 2M/NoMa now?
2M is a building that was developed with all the latest amenities but it was also designed to enhance the community. 2M has been extremely sensitive to ensuring that we incorporate the history of NOMA and that we reach out to the community to keep them in the loop as an important and integral part of the development.
Why would your pet love to live here?
My pet would love to live at 2M because he/she is going to have an abudance of buddies to play with including our building dog, Emmy, who is always available for play dates.
Describe your perfect day at 2M
My perfect day would start out with an early morning run on the treadmills in our beautiful gym followed by a work out. Once that is complete I would head back upstairs to cook some steak and eggs in my spacious gourment kitchen. I then head down to the common area room to do a little light reading and then its onto the pool for some afternoon sun tanning. In the evening I crack open a beer on the roof top and have my friends over for a cookout.
Who: FotoDC and local DC artists
What: Professional and Amateur photography for sale
When: October 5-6
Where: 51 N Street NE, NoMa, Washington DC 20002
Why: To bring photographers and art lovers together to support local business
How: 25,000 sq ft space provided by JBG Companies
Also, don’t forget to read up on how 2M Apartments is supporting local artists!
A Green Community
Did you know: 2M apartments rooftop will be home to 182 solar panels. Harnessing the sun’s energy, this 46kW photovoltaic system will serve to offset energy use and costs throughout the building.