Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunions
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions


Situated just beyond the bustle of downtown DC’s main arteries, Dirty Habit stands out as a key player in the Downtown Penn Quarter’s nightlife and culinary scene. This urban haven contrasts the historic 1841 General Post Office’s classic architecture with an alluring modern design, featuring a secluded patio courtyard that extends over an entire city block. Conveniently located near several metro stations, including Gallery Place, Dirty Habit is a favorite for locals due to its prime location. Positioned across the street from the National Portrait Gallery and the Capital One Arena, we have a proven track record of successfully planning and executing a variety of events, from corporate holiday parties to significant business dinners and even Weddings!

The enchanting dining room evokes a sense of intrigue. In contrast, The Glass House provides a bright and atmospheric setting with its high ceilings and expansive views of the patio. As excitement builds, the outdoor courtyard offers a breath of fresh air and cozy fire pits, creating an urban campfire setting perfect for socializing at one of DC’s premier venues.


Catering Options

Dirty Habit Sample Events Menus

Dirty Habit, located in Washington, D.C.'s Penn Quarter, is a luxe restaurant and bar that offers a vivid social scene, a high-end cocktail program, and a private urban patio. Situated in the original General Post Office constructed in 1839, Dirty Habit stands in a National Historic Landmark. Whether you’re craving expertly crafted cocktails, globally-inspired dishes, or simply want to sip and socialize, Dirty Habit promises a memorable dining experience. From watermelon tartare to karaage-style fried chicken, their menu features innovative takes and unexpected ingredients. And let’s not forget the truffle fries!


Kimpton Monaco Hotel DC

Staying at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, an IHG Hotel, places you in the heart of Washington, just steps away from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Capital One Arena. This opulent hotel is situated merely 0.4 miles (0.6 kilometers) from both the National Archives and the National Mall.
184 Rooms

Featured Amenities

A/V Equipment
Accessible Facilities
Air Conditioning
Dance Floor
Hosted Bar
In-House Catering
Near Public Transit
Open Bar
Outdoor Fire Area
Outdoor Space

Venue Location + Transportation


555 8th Street NW,

Washington Washington, 20004




Parking on Site: No

Things to Know


In-house catering available

Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

External Catering Allowed: No

Can Bring In Own Food: No

Cultural Catering Available: No

Food And Beverage Onsite: Yes

Do You Offer Tables, Chairs, And Linens?: Yes

Venue Policies

Smoking Permitted: No

ADA Accessible: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Pet Friendly: Yes


Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • Microphones
  • Sound System
  • Custom Lighting


I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for the wonderful experience we had at your establishment for my bridal shower brunch. The event was an incredible success, and I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. Your staff provided exceptional service, going above and beyond to ensure our needs were met. Their professionalism and attentiveness made the event truly enjoyable for all in attendance. Additionally, the food was absolutely delicious – my guests and I were thoroughly impressed with each dish. Furthermore, the event space itself was simply perfect. From start to finish, the event went seamlessly. I am grateful for all your assistance throughout the process, which allowed me to relax and fully appreciate the celebration with my loved ones. I will enthusiastically recommend your restaurant to others seeking a venue for their special events. Big thank you again to you and your team for exceptional service and for making this occasion truly memorable.

N. Johnson - Bride to Be!

Thank you so much for making our night so special! The food, drinks, music and venue were absolutely perfect! We really appreciate all of your efforts! I’d also like to thank [our banquet captain] and his staff for their professional service! It was flawless!

L.S. - Mother of the Groom

Thank you for your help yesterday and every step along the way! I know my team had a blast and the indoor space worked out really well! As I mentioned to one of the managers, I was really impressed with how the server team and everyone on staff had a “can do / how can I help” approach to requests. I felt like the staff was invested in creating a good experience for us! And everyone raved about the food too! Having not tried any options before ordering the selectin (again, thanks for your help with this), I was so happy / relieved to like everything I ate!

Christy - Event Planner

I would be remiss if I did not extend my sincere appreciation to you and the staff for all of your assistance with [the Company] Holiday Party. It was a busy day, but everyone made the experience a memorable one. Please extend my sincere appreciation to the following individuals for their hard work: • The banquet manager who managed the reception with ease. It's clear that he knows the importance of customer service and worked tirelessly to make sure everyone had a great experience. At one point, he looked at the monitors and asked me to send any logo possible so he can personalize the event. That was invaluable. There was never a "no" it was, "how can I help you". • The bartender who delivered quality customer service. He made sure guests were happy with their cocktails and he was impressive with the cocktails that he curated. • The servers who served with grace, style and a smile on their faces. Once they knew what you liked, they wanted to make sure you were fed well! They also offered to assist with anything and made sure they did so professionally. • The manager - She was just pure joy. She was extremely helpful, diligent and professional. It's clear that she takes pride in what she does. All the staff was personable and professional. I appreciated all their help and it made for a seamless experience. Lastly, you were invaluable. You were organized, detailed and handled all of our needs with ease and professionalism. You stepped in when needed and made sure that everything ran smoothly. Thank you for being by our side throughout the entire process! Dirty Habit is lucky to have you! It was a pleasure to host there and I hope that I can bring more clients back to your venue. Please extend my sincere appreciation to the team for a great job! Continued success!

Amanda D - Event Planner