4 Businesses You Can’t Miss in Southern Gaithersburg

Living between the Gaithersburg Crown Retail District and Rio Washingtonian Center means being in the center of the action. Many of the best shops and restaurants in town are within walking distance of Sawyer Flats, making it difficult to imagine living anywhere else.

Here are just a few of the very best places to visit within reach of this metropolitan gold mine.

The Amazing Art Studio

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115 Crown Park Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

No matter your skill level, this studio is a warm and inviting environment to try your hand at painting pottery, glassware, canvas, and sculptures. It is the perfect place to craft a personalized wedding gift, housewarming present, or Mother’s Day gift.


Bring your whole family, your friends, your entire office team, or spend an afternoon by yourself. Don’t worry if you run out of time to complete all of the different mediums – the studio team is happy to accommodate a return trip.

Coastal Flats

135 Crown Park Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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Care, passion, and delectable ingredients went into creating the unique menu. From the sesame-crusted tuna to the pecan-crusted trout, Coastal Flats offers a fireworks show for the taste buds.

The menu also includes all of the surf and turf necessities like filet mignon and crab cakes, so no worries if you aren’t feeling adventurous. For the quality of the food on your plate, you may be expecting to dig deep into your pockets, but the prices are actually very reasonable. There is no need to break the bank in order to enjoy the taste of luxury at Coastal Flats.

iRock Karaoke Lounge

15964 Shady Grove Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

I rock Karaoke Bar

You may have heard of karaoke on stage in front of strangers, but what about in a private room with just your friends? Add room service and you have iRock Karaoke Lounge.

Why risk embarrassment singing in a public bar when you can laugh together with your friends? You and your friends can settle in on the couch, enjoy the perks of a cutting-edge sound system, and order from a full bar. iRock’s flexible menu accommodates everything from casual get-togethers to luxurious private gatherings.

Don’t forget to make a reservation as the room you want may already be taken!

Washingtonian Paddle Boats

RIO Washingtonian Center, 9811 Washingtonian Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Washingtonian Paddle Boats

Even in the center of town, there is a quiet little lake where anyone can find solace and privacy in a little boat of their own. Like something out of a romantic comedy, two-person boats are bobbing their way around the Washingtonian Center lake. Some are blue, some are gray, some are shaped like ducks or swans. The duck-shaped boats are simply adorable, but they are not for everyone.

A family-style boat can fit four adults and one little one, or one adult and four little ones, or any combination in between. Out on the water is the perfect place for making memories with those you hold dear.