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.
Port City Brewing Company claims the title for the oldest packaging brewing company in the DC area. You may wonder, what's there secret behind being successful for all these years? Some may claim its the legendary hopzooka, a piece of machinery created by the brewery's brewmaster that allows hops to be added to beer without ever being exposed to oxygen. You can spot this piece of magical beer machinery on a tour of the brewery, or simply enjoy the results of such a creation when you sip on one of the brewery's many hop-tastic beers. Just be sure to look for the pineapple on top of the Port City Brewing Company sign - this spiky fruit signifies that the brewery is open.
Chances are you will get duped by the name, for Duke's Grocery is an East London inspired gastropub! This bi-level space has a laid-back vibe to it and you can enjoy their happy hours with craft beers and seasonal cocktails. Their ever changing menu consists of tasty sandwiches, charcuterie, shared plates, salads and soups. Their market-driven fare will definitely keep you guessing what's on for the day. It is a nice spot to hangout with your friends.
Heralded for their friendly bartenders and stellar happy hour specials, JR's Bar knows how to please the crowds. This gay bar spans over two floors, with upstairs balcony overlooking the surrounding area. The bar has daily drink specials and hosts a wide range of events, from retro nights and sing-a-long showtunes days, to drag shows and trivia. No matter what day you head to JR's Bar, there is sure to be something fun happening, some beautiful bartenders to gaze at, and some cheap drinks to sip on.
This casual all-male Dupont Circle lounge draws the see-and-be-seen set during happy hour. Many young professionals come here to unwind after a hard day at the office. JR's is attractive, with a high pressed-tin ceiling and exposed brick walls. A balcony hangs over the bar and a big screen shows music videos.
Set in a cozy, buzzing space with red brick walls, comfy chairs and bright lights, Trade is perfect for those looking for a laid-back spot to spend the evening. A popular gay joint, Trade is known for its array of drinks. Whether you want to enjoy a draft beer, call for wines or simply relish some affordable cocktails, then an evening at Trade won’t let you down. There is also a small dance floor for those who wish to tap their feet to the peppy tunes. If you are convinced, then try to check out this place before 10p when patrons can enjoy beer and wines from USD 4 as well as cocktails in more generous portions.
Black Jack is one of the few bars that boasts an indoor Bocce court! Whether you are a participant in the tournaments or a spectator seated at one of their stadium seats, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience. This trendy bar, which also serves some delectable bites, is thronged by youngsters. The dining room has blazing red walls, ceiling lamps that twinkle like stars and television screens that broadcast live sports action. The cool vibe is supplemented by excellent cocktails such as Black Jack Iced Tea infused with Cocchi di Torino and Fernet Branca, and Blue Vein with Black Jack Cassis. The American pies and pizzas are great comfort food, especially while watching the exciting Bocce matches. Head here during happy hours for the best experience.