This year's taste will be held on Saturday, April 29th from 1PM - 4PM.

Our Barracks Row restaurants will serve appetizer sized samples of their best-known or newest dishes. Watch over the coming weeks as we announce the participants in the 2017 Taste of 8th! This year's participants include Ambar, Banana Cafe, Betsy, The Brig, Capital Teas, Cava, Cafe Kimchi, Chat's Liquor, DCanter, District Donut, EatBar, Las Placitas, Lavagna, Matchbox, Medium Rare, Nooshi, Springmill Bread, Souk, The Sweet Lobby, The Ugly Mug, Trattoria Alberto, and Yes! Organic.

Each Taste is a small sample size, similar to a tapas portion. Most people purchase a pack of 5 tasting tickets so they can sample their favorite 8th Street restaurants. 


Buy now to purchase at our advance purchase price of $20 for 5 tasting tickets. Day-of tickets will be $25 for 5 tasting tickets.

Taste Ticket Options

Hope to see you there!

Ticket sales benefit Barracks Row Main Street's year-round work to maintain a clean, safe and beautiful community for residents and businesses.

Tickets will not be mailed to you.

All advance-purchase tickets will be available for pickup at the Will Call desk on the southwest corner of 8th and G Streets, SE in front of Spring Mill Bread on Saturday, beginning at 1:00pm.

Tickets that are not picked up by 3:00pm will be released for re-sale.

Ticket purchases are non-refundable; the event will take place rain or shine.

District of Columbia Main Streets DC Department of Small and Local Business Development

Barracks Row Main Street is a designated DC Main Streets commercial district.  Barracks Row Main Street is funded in part by the Department of Small and Local Business Development.