You’re in the vicinity of the Watergate (New Hampshire and Virginia Avenues, NW) or in the lower portion of Foggy Bottom and have an “emergency.” Fear not, a restroom is close at hand and a classy one at that. Try using the restrooms at the Kennedy Center. Recently I was in Foggy Bottom and had to use the ladies’ room. I didn’t know what to do. Then it hit me…I’m close to the Kennedy Center and isn’t this the “people’ s center” anyway? I walked right in like I belonged and headed to the restroom on the Terrace level. Once there I was lost. But a friendly KC employee asked if she could help me and then pointed me toward the restrooms. I walked through a large hall and then down a corridor and there they were. I opened the door and wow! Be still my heart–a makeup area with seats and further inside a large area with sinks and stalls (about eight). Very clean, well-lit and very well stocked with paper towels. (Perhaps paper towels are not environmentally friendly, but if I was attending a concert and reasonably well-attired, the last thing I’d want is water dripping on my clothes because the dryers weren’t powerful enough.)
The Kennedy Center has many restrooms from which to choose, so don’t’ worry. Take your pick and then be on your way.