Dirty Habit DC

Dirty Habit DC

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.


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The Birdcage
The birdcage is a whimsical space that is semi-enclosed with hand-forged ironwork, creating a cage-like feel. Sheer curtains can enclose the birdcage entirely for added visual privacy. Lush leather sofas can be moved throughout the space for lounge style accommodations. We can host up to 50 guest seated or if you prefer reception style, 60 guest!
  • 50 Banquet Style
The Clock Room
Ideal for intimate business dinners of 10 to lively seated functions of up to 52 guests or even receptions for up to 75 guests. It is appointed with lush leather sodas, silver vegan leather chairs, plush velvet drapery and mural artwork. Sconce and modern chandelier lighting adorn the space and provide an intimate atmosphere. This is a fully enclosed space that can be divided into two sections, North (26 seated) and South (22 seated)!
  • 52 Banquet Style
The Footed Bar
A semi-private space that includes a full-service bar, Modern sculptures are nestled in the corners of the bar, If you look closely at the bottom of the bar, it appears as though its held up by two oversized sculptures of human feet. The space is wonderful for casual receptions with mixed seating and standing options. This space can hold up to 50 guest on a flow basis.
The Eston Room
The Eston Room is ideal for intimate dinners, business luncheons, small brunches and small standing receptions with high boys. The room features a large stately round table, lush vegan black leather seating and vegan leather wall panels. For groups of 9-12 guests, seating arrangements may be changed to silver vegan leather chairs. For standing receptions we can hold up to 15 guests comfortably! This room has a smart television with HDMI and usb hookups. This space can be fully enclosed for privacy!
  • 12 Banquet Style
The Glass House
A gorgeous, modern space featuring floor to ceiling windows overlooking our interior courtyard. The Glass House features leather sofas, sculptural artwork and a full-service bar. Windows may be dimmed for an even more intimate experience. Exclusive use of outdoor courtyard spaces may be arranged for your reception gathering. This space accommodates 75 guests seated or you can even host a reception style event for 125 guests!
  • 75 Banquet Style
The Courtyard
Sculptural ironwork firepits, sofa lounges and modern metals adorn the space. In addition to six firepits, the space is also lit with oversized lamps and bistro string lights for incandescent warmth. A full-service bar is the centerpiece of the courtyard. This space can be divided into multiple sections and provides options for group from 10 people to over 600 on a flow basis.

Food & Beverage Options

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 Air Conditioning
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Hosted Bar
  • In-House Catering
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Open Bar
  • Outdoor Fire Area
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Tables
  • Train
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


555 8th Street NW,
Washington, District of Columbia 20004


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • MetroMetro
  • SubwaySubway
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain
  • UberUber


  • Onsite Parking: No

Things to Know


  • 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


  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Microphones
    • Sound System
    • Custom Lighting

Venue Policies

  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes


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