Dropbox plus D.C.: The perfect pair for remote working

Washington D.C., or the District as locals affectionately call it, is home to over 700,000 of the nation’s best and brightest. And for good reason: it’s a historical, cultural, and economic powerhouse. Best of all, it’s the ideal place for remote workers to prioritize a work-life balance without sacrificing culture. You’ll be working amongst a culturally diverse and highly educated workforce.

D.C. offers the best of both worlds: career opportunities within a cosmopolitan behemoth and the slower pace of a familiar small town. Walkability, one of the nation’s best food scenes, a dynamic job market fueled by the federal government — not to mention more historical and cultural sites than a person could visit in a lifetime. The benefits of living in the U.S. capital are endless.

Work friendly cafes: kick back, grab a coffee, connect to the free WiFi, and let’s get some work done.

Cafe Riggs

  • Want to maintain a formal work sensibility while enjoying the comforts of a virtual first workspace? Cafe Riggs has you covered. Effortlessly elegant, Cafe Riggs’ classy espresso bar offers free WiFi, exceptional brasserie-inspired food, and the professionalism that every D.C. local deserves.


  • No matter where you are in the District, you’re never too far from one of Dolcezza’s outposts. They serve two of life’s greatest gifts: Italian coffee and gelato. We highly recommend the CityCenter and Dupont Circle locations for their reliable WiFi and easy-to-come-by workspaces.


  • Plug in and get comfy, you may be here a while. It’s no surprise that Tryst has long been considered D.C.’s best cafe to work from. Known for its lounging sofas, eclectic art, and bohemian atmosphere, Tryst not only welcomes day-long loafers, it encourages it! Oh, and they are famous for always serving two animal crackers with each drink.

It’s happy hour! Well, almost… Here are some great places to grab a drink while networking.

Old Ebbitt Grill

  • Learning about the history of Washington D.C. doesn’t need to be limited to museums alone. First opened in 1856, the Old Ebbitt is one of the most historical establishments in D.C., serving presidents, dignitaries, and locals alike. Pop into the Old Ebbitt Grill — D.C.’s oldest dining saloon — for a power lunch, happy hour oysters, chilled crab claws, and lobster tails, all paired with a perfectly made cocktail.

Jack Rose Dining Saloon

  • Jack Rose is undisputedly the best place in D.C. to drink whiskey. Last reported on their website, Jack Rose has 2687 different types of whiskey available to try as you rub elbows with professionals. And that’s not all… on special occasions their outdoor terrace even transforms into a world-class tiki bar!

Dacha Beer Garden

  • Dacha Beer Garden is a true beer nerd’s paradise. Inspired by traditional Bavarian beer gardens, Dacha is a neighborhood staple to meet friends and colleagues over an array of German, Belgian, and American craft beers, local meads, and ciders. Best of all, feel free to bring your favorite furry cowoofer — they are dog friendly!

Be inspired: arts and culture reign supreme in D.C.

Who are we kidding? There are simply too many places to name here. Washington D.C. is home to over 70 unique museums and 75 National Historic Landmarks, most of which are free!

Lost as to where to start? Best to begin at The National Mall, America’s most visited national park. Centrally located, The National Mall stretches from the United States Capitol to the Potomac River and serves as a central greenspace in D.C. with inspiring monuments, memorials, and museums.

Here are just a few of our favorites:

Monuments & memorials:

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial Rotunda
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Washington Monument


  • Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • National Gallery of Art
  • Smithsonian Institution Museums

Working remote at Dropbox

Our Virtual First policy is here to champion your successes, personally and professionally. And there’s no better place to reach your career goals than in the capital of the nation where Dropbox began. You can check out all the jobs that are available to you in D.C. here.




Get to know the people of Dropbox and the stories of how we’re making the world work better. Want to learn more about current opportunities? Check out: https://www.dropbox.com/jobs

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