Explore the Neighborhood

Food and Drink

Need a quick drink or snack? Our Spy Museum Store has chilled drinks and sweet treats for sale.

For a sit-down lunch or dinner, there is a wide range of options nearby the museum. 

District Wharf is an eight-minute walk from the museum and offers a variety of bars and specialty restaurants, plus beautiful views of the waterfront. Check out this list of socially-distanced restaurants and cafes available at District Wharf.

District Wharf DC near the Spy Museum

L’Enfant Plaza Food Court is a two-minute walk from SPY (entrance is directly behind the Museum) and is a perfect place for grabbing coffee or a quick bite. Public restrooms are available, along with direct access to the L’Enfant Plaza metro station. Please note, some food outlets are closed on Sundays and in the evenings.

If you’d like to enjoy your food outdoors, there is outdoor seating directly behind the Museum and flanking both sides of the building.

SPY Tip: If you need to leave and come back to the museum after a break, ask our staff for a re-entry stamp.

More Things To Do

After you’ve completed your Undercover Mission at the Spy Museum, why not extend your day out? There are plenty of sights and things to do in the local area.

Spy Museum Store

The Spy Museum Store has all the spy you can buy! Our modern and spacious gift shop stocks a wide selection of spy gear, gadgets, games, toys, books, clothing, and gifts. (P.S. – Don’t forget to snap a photo at our SPY sculpture on the way out!)

Spy Museum Store

Outdoor Activities

Take a stroll along the wharf, or try your hand at kayaking and paddleboarding. Rent a bike from the nearby Capital Bikeshare station and explore your surroundings.

Local Attractions

Opened in 1805, The Municipal Fish Market is the oldest continuously operating open-air fish market in the United States. It’s a great spot to pick up some local produce or take some unique photos.

If you’re still in the mood for shopping, District Wharf is home to shops selling clothing, jewelry, and locally-made gifts.

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