Taste of 8th a Huge Success!

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We'd like to thank everyone that came and made this year's Taste of 8th a huge success! This Taste was our biggest to date. We're pleased to announce all previous records were broken. We'd like to thank our sponsors For all of their support. Pound on the Hill, Coldwell Banker, Chat's Liquors, DSLBD, District of Columbia Main Streets, DC Metro Food Tours and, coming soon to Barracks Row, 32 Below Frozen Yogurt, all helped make this event incredibly successful.

Payment Confirmation

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Thank you for purchasing your tickets to the 2014 Taste of 8th!

Tickets purchased online will be held at will-call at 8th & G Streets, SE.
You will not receive tickets in advance.
Will-call will open from 12:55 PM to 3 PM on Saturday, May 3rd.

Please contact the Barracks Row Main Street program office by phone at 202-544-3188 or by email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions or concerns.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Circulate 7 Days a Week!

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The Union Station-Navy Yard Circulator line will now operate 7 days per week! The buses run approximately every 15 minutes in a loop from Union Station (second floor) through 8th Street, SE, before ending at the Navy Yard station at New Jersey Ave., SE. The bus returns to Union Station along the same route. The cost is still $1.00 per ride.

Merchants and restaurants along 8th Street S.E. are looking forward to welcoming our new neighbors to the Barracks Row this spring for many evenings of patio dining and shopping.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Click here to view the Circulator announcement

8th Street Parking Update

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Over the winter, the lights installed in our new 65-space parking lot at 8th and I Street S.E. last summer seemed to go out all at once. DDOT has recently repaired these, providing a much brighter parking lot. A sign is being produced to inform drivers and alleviate the demand for on-street parking.

DDOT has also agreed to cut the price of parking! Later this summer, rates will be adjusted to $ .75 per hour, the lowest in DC.

2011 Taste of 8th Announced!

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Taste of 8th

Barracks Row’s Taste of 8th, one of Capitol Hill’s can’t-miss spring happenings, is Saturday, April 30 from 1-4 pm. Barracks Row the five blocks of Eighth Street SE between Pennsylvania Ave. and M St., SE, is well-known as a United Nations of cuisines, and this year’s Taste of 8th continues the multicultural tradition.

Over fifteen of Barracks Row’s restaurants will present inventive sample tastings of their signature dishes serving from tables set up right in front of each restaurant. During Taste of 8th, Barracks Row Main Street will not only present the corridor’s newest restaurants and showcase old favorites, but will also introduce its new bakery: Hello Cupcake, featuring a broad selection of all-American cupcakes in unique flavors.

Tickets for Taste of 8th can be purchased before the event from the Barracks Row Main Street website or from the following 8th Street retailers: Homebody, Hill’s Kitchen and Chateau Animaux. Tickets are $5.00 each or five for $20.00.

Learn more and buy tickets: click here!

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