5 Awesome Off-Campus Study Spots for Undergrads
1. Georgetown University Law Library
Easily accessible to the main campus by the Law Center GUTS Bus, the Georgetown University Law Library (otherwise known as the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library) is a great (and prettier) alternative to Lau (sorry Lau, we still love you!). The beautiful reading room and studious atmosphere are super conducive to getting work done.
2. Dolcezza (Wisconsin Ave.)
About a 10 minute walk up Wisconsin Ave. to Q St., you’ll find Dolcezza, which doubles as both a gelato store and coffee bar. Their large upper seating area is one of Georgetown’s best kept secrets and provide a nice, quiet study area.
3.Tryst (Adam's Morgan)
For those of you who who don’t mind a little conversational hum and perhaps a lavender latte with your studying (try it, you won’t regret it), Tryst is the place for you. Tip: go during a weekday if you can, it’ll be less busy and they’ll have their wi-fi going (they turn it off on the weekends). Otherwise, bring along that Chemistry textbook or Comparative Political Studies reading and settle into one of their comfy couches!
4. Big Bear Cafe (Bloomingdale)
This cafe is a bit of trek, being off of Florida Ave. NW and R St. NW, but I promise it’s worth it. The exposed brick wall and polished-yet-rustic wooden furniture create this warm, cozy feeling that makes studying THAT much more comfortable. Their coffee and breakfast/brunch/lunch menu should keep you fed well while you do your studying too.
5. Saxbys (Georgetown)
For those days where I don’t have it in me to hop on a bus to get off campus but don’t want to spend my day inside Lau, Saxbys is the perfect alternative. “Off campus” but still in the same neighborhood, it’s a short walk down O St. and if you can snag one of the tables or at seat at the bar, a great place to buckle down and get some serious studying done.