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Come to Shaw Open House and Get $25 to Spend at Participating Businesses. 06/15/19!


Shaw Open House, one of Shaw Main Streets’ most popular neighborhood events returns Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Shaw Open House is a celebration of the neighborhood and invites the entire city to visit Shaw and learn about its unique bars, restaurants and places to live, work, shop, pray and play.

As part of Shaw Main Streets’ ongoing #LoveShaw campaign, Shaw Open House gives visitors every reason to #ShopinShaw and #DineInShaw through sampling, promotional activities and free gifts.  A free ‘passport’ ushers visitors from merchant to merchant for a #Shawesome afternoon of exploration and entertainment, culminating with a prize-filled closeout party. At every business visited, attendees will have their passport validated, allowing the bearer to enter the prize drawings.

For the first time, the first 100 Shaw Open House passport recipients will each receive five 'Shawbucks,' each worth $5.00 at participating businesses. Use these just like cash, with no other purchase required, at one business or five different businesses. All 'Shawbucks' expire at 5:00 PM, so use them to enjoy food, beverages, merchandise, or services during the event. 

This Shaw Open House will focus on the southern half of the Shaw Main Streets service area, south of Rhode Island Avenue and between 6th and 11th Streets, NW.  Here you will find some of DC’s most beloved eateries, watering holes, fitness studios, and retail locations.  Beau Thai, Capital Burger, City Market at O, La Colombe, Convivial, Courtyard by Marriott/Residence Inn, Cuttin' Up Barber Shop, The Delegate, District Cryo, Dolci Gelati, Grand Cata Latin Wine Shop, Green Almond Pantry, Halcyon Salon, Jake's Tavern, Ordinary People Barber Shop, Queens Restaurant & Lounge, Red Toque Kabob Cafe, Seylou Bakery, Shaw Yoga, Shouk, Touchstone Gallery, Unleashed by Petco, Urban Athletic Club and Wagtime Pet Spa & Boutique are among the places that will open their doors and offer live entertainment, free services, tastes and experiences to all. 

An array of gift certificates, gift baskets and more will be raffled off at the Shaw Open House Close Out Party taking place at the Morrison Clark Historic Inn and Restaurant, 1011 L Street, NW, starting at 5:00 PM. Free refreshments and bites provided by the Morrison Clark and cocktails sponsored by Hotaling and Co. will be at the ready for Open House Passport holders to enjoy at the closing party.

Family fun will include face painting, popcorn, snow cones, a free photo booth.

Attendees can participate in Shaw Open House by picking up an event passport at Grand Cata Latin Wine Shop, 1550 7th Street, NW, starting at 1:00 PM on the day of the event. 

This is a FREE event for all, and no tickets or reservations are required.

Free Shaw swag can also be picked up at Grand Cata.

For the latest information on participating businesses and other details, visit on the day of the event or follow @ShawMainStreets on Instagram and Twitter.



No purchase necessary to win. One printed passport per person.  All printed passports to be entered into the drawing must be validated by visiting at least six (6) participating businesses during Shaw Open House and obtaining a validation sticker from said locations. Passports without at least six (6) correct challenge responses will be removed from the drawing.  All information requested on the printed passport entry coupon must be completed for entry into the drawing. Any missing information will cause the entry or printed passport to be removed from the drawing. Winners must be present at the drawing to win. The prize drawing will be held at the Morrison Clark Historic Inn and Restaurant, 1011 L Street, NW at 5:30 PM on 06/15/19. All passports must be brought to the Morrison Clark Historic Inn and restaurant before the 5:30 PM drawing on 06/15/19.  For gift certificates, the businesses’ rules for redemption must be complied with by the winner.  Substitutions or exchanges of prizes will be at the discretion of the business providing them.  The passport has no cash value.  A list of prize winners can be obtained by emailing [email protected].