Hello, Ivy City!
You’ve asked, and we’ve delivered. We’re expanding our service area even further! Just in time for the much anticipated Ivy City Block Party, Split is making it easier (and more affordable) to make your way to a new part of Northeast.
It’s been a few years in the making, but Ivy City is on its way to becoming one of DC’s most bustling boroughs. At thrice the size of downtown’s CityCenterDC, Ivy City is gaining momentum and we can’t wait to explore it with you!
The Hecht Warehouse is easily the most notable building, greeting oncomers from miles away. One of the newer developments to take DC real estate, it houses a number of cool things for residents and visitors to enjoy. The Hecht boasts two gyms, a yoga studio, a pet store, beauty, and fitness stores to list only a few.
An absolute Ivy City must is Atlas Brew Works, which has been a staple brewing company in DC since its establishment in 2012. Most notable for their ‘District Common,’ a DC take on a California Common, or their ‘Rowdy Rye,’ a flavorful rye, the brewery is unique in that it is 100% (you're reading that correctly—100%) solar powered.
Once you’re done checking out some of DC’s best brews, your next stop should be Ivy City Smokehouse. A more surf-than-turf establishment, their flavorful (and plentiful) plates are an absolute must. Open to serve, or for market, Ivy City Smokehouse is gunning to be the area’s neighborhood hangout. With all that it has to offer, it’s well on its way.
Many Washingtonians will have heard of New Columbia Distillers—DC’s first distillery since the days of Eliot Ness. Known more colloquially for their Green Hat Gin, it is easily one of our favorite places to visit in Ivy City. A rare and unorthodox combination of flavors makes their distilling one-of-a-kind. While you can probably buy their gin at your local spirit seller, there’s nothing like seeing it up close.
Big Chief is the newest addition to the District’s local lexicon. Their expansive property is fitting to the name. An amalgamation of bar, rooftop, dining hall, and music venue, they are aiming to be the affordable meet-up for Ivy City inhabitants (and visitors). Easily accommodating more than three hundred people (!!!) within its walls, it will certainly live up to the title, as a monolithic presence in a part of town that still has plenty of big plans.
With such an epic renewal of a part of DC that has been around for 143 years Split is proud to be a local company providing safe and affordable on-demand rides to and from Ivy City.