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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.
With its eccentric jungle decor and two bars serving more than 25 beers on tap, this is a fun place to welcome the weekend with your friends. The laid-back crowd settles into booths on the lower level or around one of the bars. Meanwhile, the jukebox kicks out hip and energetic tunes.They have pizza, tasty chili, burgers, veggie burgers, fish and chips, as well as other pub grub to keep your hunger in check. Their happy hours are quite popular and explored by many downtown office-goers. Certain evenings at The Big Hunt also see shows by Underground Comedy, a very popular comedy club of the city.
The atmosphere at Dan's Cafe is all about fun. This place primarily draws college crowds, which keep the bartenders busy. A few pool tables, a television hanging from the ceiling and a long bar are all that's needed to keep the place hopping. This is one of few places in town where you can mix your own drinks. Hard alcohol is sold in individual mini-bottles. Order your soft drink of choice and voila, you are bartender for the night.
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.
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.
Located towards the eastern end of Capitol Hill, Trusty's is a neighborhood bar with a relaxed, friendly vibe. Whether you stop by for after-work drinks or weekend brunch, you are sure to have a good time. On the menu, you will find some delicious burgers and steaks, which you can wash down with a draft, canned or bottled beer. Happy Hour is between 4p and 7p, Monday through Friday, and there are many weekend sports specials as well. The Bus Bar on the second floor can also be hired for private events.