This bar has been part of the Capitol Hill landscape since 1955 and has earned a loyal following among Congressional staffers. Customers feed the juke box and slide into booths, where they chat energetically or gaze at the television. The staff claims this pub is the cheapest place on the Hill. Breakfast food is available all day. Down-home favorites like the open-faced roast beef sandwich, greasy burgers, barbecue, and chili are available on the regular menu.
Larry's Lounge caters to a gay clientele; the window sign features the gay pride rainbow but welcomes all. The bar is tucked at the back, tables are lined up along big windows that offer nice views of 18th Street. Exotic martinis are a specialty here. Happy hour specials start at 4p weekdays and 5p Saturdays.
Craving a cold beer on a sunny patio? Head over to Dacha Beer Garden to soak up those suds and rays. Everyone is welcome; from kids, to pets, to grandparents. Whoever you bring to this cheerful beer garden is sure to leave happy. Taking a cue from the traditional Bavarian beer gardens, the simple yet elegant outdoor location adds a whole new level of excitement to your drinking session.Beer lovers can sample craft beer from Germany, Belgium and the US, while hungry patrons can dig into heart Bavarian-inspired dishes. Wine and non-alcoholic drinks are also available.
Divey ambiance? Check. Delicious bar food? Check. Awesome name? Double check. The Codmother, one of Washington DCs most beloved dive bars, can get wild, edgy and a little sloppy on weekend nights, but in all the best sort of dive bar ways. Do like the locals do and grab a piece of chalk and scrawl your motto for the night on the walls, tables, or ceiling. While at the bar, try their famous fish and chips, served with a side of mashed peas, and wash it all down with some of the Codmother's infamous drink combinations.
If you are looking for a cheap night filled with friends, tasty food, and a whole lot of karaoke, then look no further than The Meeting Place. This restaurant-bar has been operating for many years and continues to draw crowds with its wild Friday night karaoke sessions. Also popular is the weekday happy hour, where you can get drinks at a discounted price before dancing the night away.
Fish Taco brings you the traditional flavors and tastes from Mexico, Baja California and Southern America. The kitchen is famous for its Fish Tacos, Signature Fish Rice Bowls and Blackened Fish, featuring bold spices and local seasonal ingredients. There is a special menu for kids, as well. The place has an elaborate bar housed within itself, serving a number spirits. The place has a sophisticated vibe to it, enhanced by the ethereal interiors and cozy seating arrangements, making it a desirable dining destination.
Uncle Julio’s is a part of an authentic Tex-Mex chain, known for its signature Misquite wood grill and traditional Mexican spices. The kitchen is known for preparing delicious dishes like fajitas and salsas with the freshest of ingredients and spices, that truly enhance your dining experience. There is a full bar within the eatery, serving craft cocktails and other spirits. You will find that the ambiance is relaxed, and the interiors are as exotic as the food served here.
Rock Bottom Brewery's ample space, handcrafted beers and menu selection make it a great place to gather for lunch, dinner, happy hour or a night out. Micro brew lovers can sample any or all of the five featured beers, which change based on season and demand. All of the beer is brewed in the restaurant by its award-winning brew master. Not a beer-drinker? Rock Bottom has an extensive menu, featuring steaks, salad, seafood, pasta and some ethnic varieties. When weather permits, the patio is a great place to sit. Should the weather not cooperate, patrons can take advantage of the pool tables on the upper level or enjoy a game on one of the many televisions.
Founders Mike McGarvey and Dave Coleman established the 3 Stars Brewing Company in a refurbished warehouse in 2010. Visitors above 21 years of age can avail of tours every Saturday, while the beer shop remains open from Thursday to Sunday. Sample beers such as the Southern Belle, an Imperial Brown Ale with hints of oak, Citra and Lemon Peel Saison and Born Sinner, a chocolate-flavored strong ale. The knowledgeable staff guides patrons regarding the best food and beer pairings.
A neighborhood bar with a look of cultivated shabbiness and just the right level of grunge, Lyman's Tavern is a popular neighborhood after-hours spot. From old-school pinball machines, retro jukebox to hot dogs served in chequered paper and buttered popcorn, this bar successfully recreates the watering holes of old. Enjoy a pint of draft beer while hanging out with friends, the atmosphere is quite lively and it can get loud. You can settle in at the bar or grab a table for your group as you check out the arcade games and pinball machines, or challenge someone to a game.
In a town as expensive as Washington DC, a budget-friendly neighborhood watering hole is a good thing to have. Red Derby is just that. The bar offers up a surprising number of cheap canned beers (under the category of "Your Old Man's Beer"), though patrons can also sip on a selection of IPAs, stouts, wheats, and sours, among others. For those less inclined to drink beer, there's also cider, wine, and cocktails to choose from. Grab you drink of choice and head out to the popular outdoor deck, where you can play board games and order food.