We have two locations in the Mt Pleasant neighborhood of Washington, DC. We are minutes from downtown near Rock Creek Park and Columbia Heights. Both locations are just a block from 16th Street and four blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro.

Past Tense studio location entrance on Lamont Street

Past Tense

3169 Mt Pleasant St NW

The entrance is on Lamont Street next to the library. Look for the bright teal fence and go up the teal stairs to our second-story entrance.

Past Tense Alley studio location entrance

Past Tense Alley

3221 Mt Pleasant St NW

The entrance is in the alley behind Ellē restaurant.

Ways to get to Past Tense


On-street parking is available, but it can take awhile to find on the weekends.


Columbia Heights on the Green/Yellow Line; Exit via left-side escalators. Walk west on Irving Street to Mt Pleasant Street. Right on Mt Pleasant Street. http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/map.cfm


Bike racks are available on Mt Pleasant Street, and Capital Bikeshare has a location across the street.


Directly to Mt Pleasant Street: 42, 43, S9, H-2, H-4, H-8, and Circulator Green Route. On 16th Street: S2 to Lamont. On 14th Street at Columbia Heights Metro: 52, 53, 54.  http://www.wmata.com/pdfs/bus/DC.pdf

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