Support These Veteran-Owned Businesses in Washington, D.C. This Fourth of July

BY Blog Editor

This Fourth of July, there’s a better way to celebrate our country than simply grill some hamburgers and hot dogs – you can visit a veteran-owned business in Washington, D.C., where you can support the brave men and women who have put it all on the line to fight for us. 

At these veteran-owned businesses near our Wray apartments, you can find everything from tacos to beers to enjoy this Fourth of July. Head to these businesses to celebrate the birth of the United States with a delicious bite. 

Espita, located at 1250 9th St NW, Washington, D.C. which is 11 minutes from your Wray apartment, is a stylish, industrial-modern cantina for Southern Mexican dining and drinking, focused on mezcal and mole.

Espita focuses on sourcing small-batch mezcal, so even though their selection is large – they always have more than 100 bottles on-hand – it’s everchanging. The mezcales at Espita are made by various families who have long histories of making their own mezcales, all with their own special touches.

Bluejacket, located at 300 Tingey St SE, Washington, D.C. which is 12 minutes from your Wray apartment, is a microbrewery and restaurant serving craft beers and American eats in century-old former factory.

Bluejacket was built to be a brewery without boundaries, allowing beer director Greg Engert and his team to create beers with the broadest range of styles and flavors possible. Those beers are paired with food by executive chef Marcelle Afram, who refines and extends the classic fare of beer halls and public houses and features the best locally sourced products available.


1250 9th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

(202) 621-9695


300 Tingey St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

(202) 524-4862

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