29 Things to do in Pike And Rose You Have To Experience for Yourself

Pike and Rose, located in North Bethesda, MD, has become a hot spot for locals and visitors alike. Come for happy hour, brunch or to do a little shopping with friends. This residential/commercial complex also has a movie theater and bowling alley, that your kids will not only enjoy, but you can easily plan a date night around this one little section of Maryland just outside of Washington, D.C.

Pinstripes Pike and Rose

Where is Pike and Rose? 

Pike & Rose is a bustling town center located on the corner of Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda, MD. The bottom level is filled with retail shops and restaurants, with Pike and Rose apartments like the Henri Pike and Rose, and PerSai at Pike and Rose Apartments. 

How to get to Pike and Rose

Pike and Rose is located in North Bethesda/Rockville, MD in Montgomery County. You can take the Red Line metro to the White Flint Metro Station, which is just across the street from this part of town. Alternately, you can bike, walk or drive.

City Perch iPic Pike and Rose

Parking at Pike and Rose

There is plenty of parking in Pike and Rose above ground parking lots and garages. Bonus- the first two hours are free! 

The parking lots tend to be less crowded than the parking garages and you can access the lot off of the Rockville Pike entrances. There is very limited street parking. If you are just popping in for take out, you might be able to find a short-term parking spot.

Pike & Rose Shops

Pike and Rose stores run the gamut between known chains and a few cool local boutiques, New stores are popping up all of the time. You could easily spend a morning at having brunch at Pike and Rose and the afternoon shopping.

Sephora

Sephora is serving up makeup, perfumes, beauty & skincare products for the masses at prices we all can afford (for the most part). Grab a basket and load up on essentials, including Sephora’s signature line of makeup and brushes. Online shopping is also available.

Blue Mercury

Schedule a mini makeover or just pick up your favorite Trish McAvoy makeup and NARS lipstick (big fans over here!). Blue Mercury, a luxury cosmetics store, carries all of your favorite makeup brands, plus salon quality hair care and even NEST candles (get the grapefruit. You won’t be sorry!) Online shopping is also available.

DryBar Pike and Rose

Pick up your favorite DryBar products (check out the Money Maker hairspray) or enjoy a blow out if you have the time. For lots of big curls, book the Cosmo, but maybe you are more of an Old Fashioned gal or a Straight up for long locks with body. Either way you go, this is a bit of pampering you can always make time for, especially when our blowouts last on average 4-5 days. Online shopping is also available.

Uniqlo

Uniqlo is one of our favorite Asian retailers for t-shirts and cute skirts that transcend seasons and fashion fluctuations. The Uniqlo Pike & Rose shop carries a collection of casual wear & accessories for men, women & children. We dare you to walk in and not buy a puffer jacket (what most people know about this brand), t-shirt with a cartoon character on it or new pair of trousers. Online shopping is available.

H&M

The H&M at Pike and Rose is where you go for easy, fast fashion when you are in a pinch for something to wear to a party or event. This shop has great for basics, like camis and cardigans when you want to layer, or add a bit of fun at a good price to your wardrobe. Online shopping is also available.

Gap

If you don’t know GAP than you may be living under a rock. Pop in for preppy tops and bottoms, cute spring dresses, summer basics and fall must-haves. Their GAP Kids always has great items for young fashionistas, and a fantastic sales rackOnline shopping is also available.

REI

Outdoor expert REI popped a massive retail shop in Pike and Rose just as this part of North Bethesda, MD development was opening up. Grab a kayak to take down the Potomac River or some snow pants to hit the slopes up at Liberty Mountain Resort in PA or at Wisp Resort in McHenry, MD. Online shopping is also available.

LL Bean

If REI didn’t have what you need, don’t worry, Maine-based retailer LL Bean is sure to add some color to your next camping trip or hike. Browse their clothing and shoes, or stock up on kids and adult wear before your next trip. Online shopping is also available.

West Elm Pike and Rose

Grab all of your houseware, indoor furniture, glassware and outdoor furniture at West Elm Pike and Rose. Although a chain, we love the local feel of the collections they carry at this shop. Furniture spills out onto the sidewalk for you to test, or just give your feet a break from all of that wandering at the Pike and Rose shops. Online shopping is also available.

Scout & Molly’s Boutique North Bethesda

Walk into Scout & Molly’s Boutique to browse a collection of clothing that will fit almost any style. Want to try a new look? The in-house stylists are ready to help you pick out your next outfit or take your style to a new level. 

Evoluxxy

High-end fashion comes to Pike and Rose through Evoluxxy. Browse the designer collection, which includes Max Mara Weekend, Vince, AGOLDE, MOTHER DENIM, Maison Kitsune and Yuul Yie. Get help from a stylist, or pop into a trunk show to find your next must-have fashion statement piece. 

Pike and Rose Restaurants

Pike & Rose Restaurants

There is a long list of restaurants in North Bethesda we love, but here are a few of my favorite Pike & Rose restaurants

  • Owen’s Ordinary: craft beers, pizza flatbreads, wings, burgers, salads, & nachos.  
  • Kusshi:  sushi
  • Jinya Ramen Bar: Japanese Rame
  • Summer House: Santa Monica, CA inspired cuisine featuring fresh veggies and proteins.
  • Nada: Mexican cuisine with killer queso. 
  • The Baked Bear: Custom-made ice cream sandwiches
  • Tutti Fruitti: frozen yogurt and bubble tea
  • City Perch: seasonal American fare & craft cocktails
  • The Block Pike and Rose: Food Hall featuring Asian street food, tacos and more.
  • Sunday Morning Bakehouse: bakery that is whipping up handmade croissants, seasonal bread & pastries using only high quality ingredients.

Read our full Pike & Rose Restaurant Guide

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Things to do in Pike and Rose

You could spend a whole day in Pike and Rose shopping, eating, watching movies, bowling, ice cream licking, getting your hair done – you name it. There are a few big ones you should definitely check out next time you pop into North Bethesda though. 

IPic Pike and Rose

The IPic Pike and Rose movie theatre is located on the main drag, serving alcohol and real food (not just candy & popcorn).  This movie theater is pricier than your average theater, but you are paying for the experience.  The chairs in the theater are comfortable reclining chairs that come with a small table for food & drink as well as a blanket.  You even have a waiter while inside the theater. No more missing the biggest plot point because you need a refill!

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photo credit: Pinstripes

PinStripes

Pinstripes bowling alley is a fun place to gather with friends, host a birthday party or relax outside at the fire pit. Order some Italian/American cuisine and wine, play a round of bowling and bocce, and make a few memories year round. 

Escapology

Escape Room fans will want to book a time slot at Escapology. Up to six players can enter this North Bethesda escape room for 60-minute to immerse themselves in a real-life adventure where they must work together to find hidden clues, crack codes and solve challenging puzzles to escape. 

PIKE Central Farm Market

Pop into the PIKE Central Farm market every Saturday 9am-1:30pm right inside the REI parking lot. About 40 vendors are offering seasonal produce, fresh meats, poultry, fish, baked goods and prepared foods. We love to see what is being offered and plan our meals around these local farmers and producers.

Bring your reusable bags and load up every week. If you are just visiting, you can still pick up a few snacks as you shop and explore Pike & Rose. 

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The Beach at Pike & Rose

Quite possibly our favorite spot is The Beach at Pike & Rose. Let the kids dig in the sand while you enjoy a coffee at one of the tables or “cabanas” painted right into this backdrop. It’s a great spot for a few Instagram photos, or just lounge in the L.L. Bean Adirondack chairs. With all of the restaurants in Pike & Rose, you can easily grab some take out for a little staycation in North Bethesda. 

The Farm at Pike & Rose

Hidden away on a 17,000 Squarefoot rooftop, The Farm at Pike & Rose is bringing sustainable farming to North Bethesda in partnership with Up Top Acres. This urban farm provides produce to restaurants in Pike & Rose. Locals can also sign up for a seasonal Farm Membership and receive weekly boxes of fresh produce grown close to home. 

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photo credit AMP at Strathmore

AMP

We love AMP, a venue that brings live acts, comedy troops, storytellers and cover bands into a small concert venue. Grab a drink or some food before you rock out in the 2,800-square-foot concert space that features folk, jazz, Scottish rock, jazz and southern soul artists. Comedy performances and storytellers take the stage to entertain as well. Or you can simply relax in the 1,100-square-foot lounge. 

Canopy by Hilton Pike and Rose

Pike and Rose Hotels

There is only one hotel actually in Pike and Rose. Several other hotels are within walking and driving distance though. 

Canopy at Pike and Rose

Located smack in the middle of the action, Canopy by Hilton at Pike and Rose offers up comfortable rooms at a moderate price point. Rooms include free Wi-Fi, two queen beds or a king, and suites are available with city views.

Enjoy the hotel’s favorite local wines, beers and spirits at a complimentary tasting each evening. Food is available for purchase throughout the day in the café and bar or adjoining rooftop terrace. A complimentary breakfast is available every day, as well as Nespresso® coffee in your room.

Check Canopy at Pike and Rose availability and prices HERE

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Additional reporting by Madi Taylor.

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