Best Fish Smokery

Ivy City Smokehouse
1356 Okie St. NE, (202) 529-3300
Photograph by Darrow Montgomery
Whether you stick to hot takes or think pieces, you’ve already read how Ivy City is changing. Among the distilleries and Nike store, one recent addition to the neighborhood is the Ivy City Smokehouse, a retail storefront and bar/restaurant from ProFish, a wholesaler who’s been in the neighborhood for nearly 30 years. Unrelentingly customer-focused and thoroughly knowledgeable on all matters piscine, the Smokehouse mongers fish in a manner that’s both au courant and deeply old school. Next time your brunch guests ask if your scrumptious salmon is locally smoked, you can proudly tell them it’s from Ivy City.