Shaw’s is an American tavern with Southern flair, nestled in the heart of the Shaw neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Our seasonal menu offers a vast array of classic comforts and rustic delicacies.

Located on the corner of 6th and Florida ave, Shaw’s offers a cozy dining and bar atmosphere. Enjoy our large patio during the warmer seasons or indulge with friends at one of our indoor dining room tables nestled next to the surrounding French cafe-style windows. Shaw’s spans over 2 floors with 2 bars and private dining accommodations available upon request. We look forward to making you feel a part of the Shaw’s Tavern family. Cheers.


Robert Gould Shaw was an American Soldier in the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War. Born into a prominent abolitionist family, he accepted command of the first all-black regiment (54th Massachusetts) and encouraged the men to refuse their pay until it was equaled to the white troops’ wage. At the second battle of Fort Wagner, a beach-head near Charleston, South Carolina, Shaw was killed while leading his men to the parapet of the enemy fort. Although they were overwhelmed and driven back, Shaw’s leadership passed into legend with a unit that inspired tens of thousands more African-Americans to enlist for the Union and contribute to its ultimate victory.
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