Quality Inn & Suites
7200 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: (301) 276-1000
Fax: (301) 276-1111
Enjoy flavors and textures from the Far East at Asian Fusion.
The name is an ode to the American poet Langston Hughes who started off as a busboy before becoming a famous writer. Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville is their fourth location and it opened its doors in 2011, becoming a popular meeting place for the locals. It is an amalgamation of art, politics and culture by regularly hosting live entertainment, poetry readings and annual rotating exhibits. There is also a book corner showcasing local authors featuring political, fiction to nonfiction books. Whether it is to dine on delish meals which is designed for all palates from vegan to meat eaters or just hangout for a healthy discussion, Busboys and Poets is an affable space that will surely charm you.
Franklin's Brewery, hailed as a local favorite, offers a colorful atmosphere with a wide variety of entrees that are sure to satisfy everyone at the table. Menu selections include home-style, American comfort food like pizza, salads, burgers, and daily specials. Located on the upper level of the restaurant, Franklin's Bar serves up beers from its brewery, specialty martinis and other refreshing mixed drinks. Be sure to stop by Franklin's general store (connected to the restaurant) to browse and purchase novelty gifts, candies and assorted wine and beer. Check the website for opening hours.
This friendly and healthy restaurant offers Korean fare, and more, with flair. The interior is simply appointed with white walls and pop art. The bi bim bahp, shredded, marinated veggies served over steamed rice with spicy bean paste, is not to be passed up. There is also jahp chae, clear noodles and rice, Korean short ribs, teriyaki fish, focaccia sandwiches, salads and even burgers to choose from. The espresso drinks of Mark's Kitchen are delicious, as are the teas. For the adventuresome, try the radish vegetable juice from the juice bar.
Located on the DC side of the Maryland-District line, Takoma Station has long been hosting some of the finest local jazz acts in the area. This street-level establishment glows with blond wood and soft lighting. The large crowds that gather here can be seen from the street through a large plate-glass window. Although jazz is usually the featured entertainment, R&B and reggae acts also appear regularly. Sneakers and athletic wear are strictly prohibited. A full menu is available and includes burgers, sandwiches and the like.
Located next to the beautiful University of Maryland campus, Cornerstone Grill and Loft attracts a large nightly crowd of young 20-somethings looking for cheap drinks, amazing specials and contemporary tunes. Popular among students and alumni alike, Cornerstone is a great place to watch the game on one of their 17 high-definition TVs. The downstairs boasts a dance floor and a long bar while the upstairs “loft” has two pool tables, additional seating and another bar. Their Friday happy hours are the cheapest in town. While not the most stylish of places, Cornerstone is a great place to enjoy a laid back evening with liberal college students. - Zoe Pagonis
Formerly known as the Tunnel, Club Envy in Washington is one place you will not regret visiting. With some of the best bartenders mixing up great drinks and top DJ's like Nurse Allison, Jen Lasher and Misguided spinning their records to the latest beats, the place is never short of quality music. Also, performers like Steve Archer of the band 'Ego' have appeared here. Party animals and music lovers are bound to have a good time at this venue. Club Envy also has events like the Go-Go and Dance Hall Reggae shows along with the weekly Goth Night, and on some nights music concerts are also held.
A contemporary American restaurant located in a converted auto parts garage in the industrial section of Silver Spring. They serve seasonal, farm-to-table dishes. Sidebar is a modern cocktail bar located in an adjacent space within the building. Jackie's Back Room is available for private events, and features periodic live music & arts.
Want to try out a crab feast? Crab bombs, crab cakes, crab bisque, they're all here at Jerry's Seafood. Want more then just crabs? There are a variety of items to choose from such as spiced shrimp, home-made soups and other seafood delights.
Sitting in an original neighborhood tavern, enjoy great American cuisine in a freindly enviroment. They offer a half pound burger and have over 50 bottled beers from around the world and 8 taps emphasizing the craft brewers of Maryland and Virginia.
As the name suggests, this pirate hideout boasts of some old relics right out of a ship. The wood-paneled walls of Piratz Tavern, are adorned by pistols and pirate flags abound within. Make your way to the dining room where you'll find lantern-lit tables, which are complemented by huge knives to go with the theme. Seafood and Caribbean cuisine dominate the menu. If you go past the dining room into the bar, you'll find a huge table and sword-swallowing bartenders offering rum and beer varieties. They offer a great 12pm Sunday Piratz Brunch Buffet where for a decent prices kids have brunch as well as a sword fighting lesson,a certificate and take home a full size toy sword and eye patch. Although they are a tavern they are also kid friendly with a kids menu, kids lounge with pirate movies and children are given take-home coloring books and pirate toys when they are seated. They also have live entertainment predominantly on weekends that includes pirate singers, sword fighting, belly dancing and fire shows.
Gallery brings to Silver Spring contemporary Latin cuisine that can be found in elegant neighborhoods such as Soho and South Beach, and is complemented by their exotic cocktail selection and fine wine list, all served in a spacious chic, artistically designed lounge atmosphere. And if outdoor dining is what you are looking for, come graze on the terrace and take in the sun while seated in the new Arts Alley or you can enjoy happy hour cocktails or dining upstairs at the terrace bar.