Are you planning a trip to Washington, D.C. for a convention, expo, or special event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center? Whether you’re attending an international policy conference, a pop culture festival, a black-tie fundraiser, or even a presidential inaugural ball, it’s essential to know where you can indulge in delicious scratch-made food and drink before or even after your event. Look no further than Founding Farmers & Distillers, just a 5-minute walk from the convention center.
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is a dynamic hub for a wide array of events. From industry conventions to pop culture extravaganzas, this state-of-the-art facility in the heart of downtown DC hosts them all. The convention center’s versatility is one of its many charms, and the stage for numerous memorable gatherings.
Host a private function, a semi-private function, or even a small intimate gathering of a few guests. Our restaurant can accommodate a wide variety of party sizes. Founding Farmers & Distillers is here to provide the perfect retreat after a day at the convention center. Whether you need a hearty breakfast to start your day, a leisurely lunch to refuel, a hearty dinner to unwind, or a delicious brunch to round off your weekend, we have it all.
Have an event early in the morning? Stop by First Bake for a quick breakfast treat or coffee before heading over to the convention center. Choose from our breakfast burrito, donuts, cinnamon rolls, blueberry muffins, or breakfast tacos and pair it with a delicious house-roasted coffee. First Bake is available at Founding Farmers & Distillers Monday through Friday from 7 – 10:30 am.
Our extensive lunch & dinner menu offers something for everyone, from classics like our Chicken & Waffles and Yankee Pot Roast to our Chinatown favorites featuring hand-pulled noodles to scratch-made pastas & parms. We also invite you to try our innovative cocktails, featuring spirits distilled on-site in our own in-house distillery, Founding Spirits.
The Best Restaurant Near the Washington, DC Convention Center
Whether you’re in town for a convention, expo, or a conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, add Founding Farmers & Distillers to your list of places you need to visit. We’re here to elevate your experience with amazing food & drink and an ambiance that radiates warmth and hospitality. We look forward to hosting you! Reserve your table today.