The DC Eagle is located at:
3701 Benning Road, NE,
Washington DC 20019.
Where to park:
42 Free Parking Spaces on-site – the most of any LGBT bar in DC!
Minnnesota Ave Metro Parking – Free after 2 a.m. – Over 300 spaces!
“Fares are collected upon exit during the following hours:
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Sunday and Federal Holidays FREE”
How to get to us:
At the intersection of Minnesota Avenue and Benning Road, NE, The DC Eagle is on a side road just off the intersection. This side road is adjacent to the Rainbow clothing store and the DTLR store. The DC Eagle is about 100 steps ahead.
We are just a 4-minute walk (a couple of blocks) south of the Minnesota Avenue Metro Station (on the Orange line.) Proceed south on Minnesota Avenue, NE. After Crossing Benning Road, NE, please make an immediate right turn down the side road that parallels the Benning Road bridge. The entrance to the bar is around the back of the building.
MetroBus – Eastbound, coming from downtown:
Take the X2 Benning Road – H Street Line. Typical stops, Lafayette Square, The White House, McPerson Square station, Gallery Place station, H Street NW / NE, Hechinger Mall, Benning Road, NE. Exit X2 just after the intersection of Benning Road on Minnesota Avenue. The side road entrance is across the intersection.
New York Avenue, NE / Rte 50 – Driving East, coming from downtown:
Exit onto 295 South. Follow signs toward Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, NE. Immediately exit onto the access road Kenilworth Avenue, NE. You will be looking to make a left turn at Deane Avenue, NE which becomes Burroughs Avenue. Cross under 295. Make a southbound right turn onto Minnesota Avenue, NE. Pass the orange line Minnesota Avenue METRO. The DC Eagle side road is a right turn immediately after the intersection of Minnesota Avenue at Benning Road, NE. Note: turn is before the Rainbow clothing store and DTLR.
Benning Road, NE – Driving East, coming from downtown:
To avoid a difficult hairpin turn, make a right turn onto Minnesota Avenue, NE and turn into the first parking lot at the DTLR/Rainbow clothing store. Turn into the DTLR parking lot and, driving in front of the store, exit left onto the side road.
Benning Road, NE – Driving West:
Make a left turn onto Minnesota Avenue NE and turn into the first parking lot at the DTRL store. Turn into the DTLR parking lot and driving in front of the store, exit left onto the side road.
295 – Driving North:
Take the Burroughs Avenue, NE / Minnesota Avenue, NE exit. Please DO NOT follow the signs to Benning Road! Make right turns at the next 2 lights (going under the railroad and Metro tracks) to get to Minnesota Avenue. Keeping in the right-hand lane you’ll make a wide right hand turn across Benning Road onto the side road (proceed at the green light – not at the green arrow.)
295 – Driving South:
Take the Burroughs Avenue, NE / Minnesota Avenue, NE exit. Please DO NOT take the Benning Road Exit! Stay in the right lane and make a left onto Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, NE. Go under the railroad and orange line Metro tracks and then make a right onto Minnesota Avenue, NE. Keeping in the right-hand lane you’ll make a wide right-hand turn across Benning Road onto the side road (proceed at the green light – not at the green arrow.)
Please note: parking is not available at the neighboring shopping center. You will be ticketed and/or towed.