Best Drinking Places In Washington Near Me

Service Bar DC the Gibson Morris American Bar Round Robin Bar Tiki TNT & Potomac Distilling Company Jack Rose Dining Saloon The Crown & Crow Denson Liquor Bar Tiny Tiki Bar barmini by José Andrés Tiki On 18th All Souls Bar Lost & Found DC Silver Lyan Sudhouse DC Left Door Archipelago Kingfisher Red Derby The Mirror

1. Service Bar DC - Washington

· 600 reviews

926-928 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Service Bar DC: what do users think?

Elias Chelala: Awesome location with a cool vibe. They have an enormous selection of cocktails and delicious food. Make sure to try their spicy fried chicken sandwich which is very juicy and crispy. If you plan on visiting make sure to bring proof of vaccination. The prices are reasonable for the area and the service was decent! I will visit service bar again!

Kara Clark: Small bar with great food and drinks. Fried chicken sandwiches are stacked and cooked perfectly with seasons. Drinks menu are listed from light to strong. I do wish the food options was more but overall happy with the pick! Drinks absolutely great! Your bill will add up however, it was a bit pricey but overall great food. The bar is a bit small but they have outdoor eating areas as well.

Monica R S: The fried chicken is soooooo good! Food was overall delicious. The old fashioned was good. Service was good too. We sat outside and it was sufficiently heated.

Rebecca Kaufman: One of my favorite places to get cocktails in DC. They have such a great and wide selection of different specialty cocktails with plenty of different liquor options to choose from. They also always have seasonal options that change often as well as a great selection of small bar foods.

Lani: Casual bar with good drinks. You can only sit 1 hour and 30 mins. The food was about a 6/10, we got burgers and mozzarella balls.

Kelly Wiley: What a great little place with excellent drinks and food! Cullen was super knowledgeable about the menu items and the specifics of each drink! They have stellar homeade ginger beer!

Mark Orebiyi: On the search for the best Fried Chicken Sandwich in the DMV my team and I came across Service Bar. I highly recommend this restaurant. They are known for their cocktails but this sandwich was devine. Solid portion as well (fries come separately). I would put them in my top 5 (and this was our 21 place). Our server, Cullen, was extremely informative and accommodating. I will be back.

Blake Arrington: Good drinks and great chicken The fried chicken meal is the best bang for you buck coming with 3 sides and 2 chicken thighs for $20, I definitely recommend it Make sure you try the original fried chicken. The Nashville hot is good but not as good as the original which has a honey glaze. The atmosphere is a very bar feel inside. If you sit outside they did a good job of turning the street into a nice seating area but it is very loud with cars driving past Would come again to just get the chicken to go

2. the Gibson - Washington

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· 468 reviews

2009 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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the Gibson: what do users think?

Jeff Schwamb: A brilliant speak-easy with bartenders that truly take their craft seriously. The custom mezcal drink was spot on the lighting and atmosphere promoted an escape from the outside world.

A V: Definitely a 4 star experience, not more. Clean, with a nice atmosphere ( music selection was not speakeasy.. more hip hop), and the staff was very nice. However, drinks were not impressive for the price paid. Also, they should describe the drinks better, especially if they have an online menu. Went to 600t on the same night and much better experience

byron subero: So my new thing is trying to go to all the speakeasy in the DMV. 6 down many to go. Gibson has a relaxing vibe with a indoor and outdoor seating.

2luvis2live: This place is so discreet. Once inside, you are totally removed from outside and embraced by the atmosphere which was chill and laid back. Everyone was cool and down to earth. Our bartender was so warm and friendly (Enjoy your upcoming birthday in August Leo). I would definitely visit again. Thanks for a great time.

Paige Sheats: This is one of my go to places. I love the vibe and it’s very speakeasy-ish! I also can’t say enough good things about the cocktails! They’re not only delicious but also very unique based on other speakeasies and bars around town! The only negative is it’s hard to get a table if you’re just trying to walk in, so book a reservation in advance.

James Lee: Great drinks and beautiful interior. I also recommend ordering your own and letting the bartender be creative. The bar is currently closed (tables only) and service was a bit slow when I went, but still had a good time.

Maya Bryant: This speakeasy was tucked away off of U street. The drinks were okay, but the vibe was everything. Very fun for a chill night. Make sure you have a reservation.

3. Morris American Bar - Washington

· 246 reviews

1020 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Morris American Bar: what do users think?

Martin Schmidt: nice atmosphere, slightly too much air-con , or we as European are not use it ?.. We ordered 2 espresso martini, they were average, So much vodka , and coffee was not strong enough. For my taste But their original cocktail were Bom !!! Jamaican twist on Manhattan super tasty . La Reina was soooo good , if you live tequila try this . Overall i would definitely go back

Bradley Popkin: Swanky and cozy bar with two floors. Spent some time here with family and friends. Great cocktail selection and service. We were greeted quickly and everyone was friendly. I really appreciated the full-size Johnnie Walker figure outside lol.

Neil Patel: The staff are super friendly and accommodating. We ordered off the menu and were pleasantly surprised at how much we liked our drinks. The mocktails and zero proof drinks were great too!

Andrea Martin: Good drinks, good service. It’s across the street from where Google currently shows. Has an outdoor patio that feels much different than the indoor vibe

Nirupa P: Good experience. We did the Halloween special & the drinks were good. We both got 3 drinks each & they were great. Our favorite was Noche de sueno & dia de muertos. Food menu were also limited. We got the devil eggs & they were good.

Adam Pusateri: Morris is without a doubt an absolute gem of a cocktail bar and my personal favorite. The bartenders are not only inventive but also thoroughly well-versed in classics and contemporary drinks. You can tell the whole team is proud of their bar, and it really shows. The seasonal menu is their own impressive creation, but make no mistake, they gladly take requests and offer new suggestions. Inside is a time capsule of a classic bar. The colors, décor, lighting, music – it is the perfect place for relaxing drinks. Outside is shaded and casual, exactly what you want for a group of friends. Other bars even the often lauded “Bests in DC” have fallen short of what Morris is consistently doing here in terms of quality, knowledge, skill, and service. You get way more than what you pay for here. As amazing as it all is, it is not at all stuffy. Everybody is friendly, easygoing, and enjoys what they are doing. This review is long overdue and could not be more well deserved. Morris often surprises, never disappoints, and after all their extra hard work during the pandemic, I cannot wait to sit at the actual bar again. Until then, cheers!

Mohan Sun: Our favorite cocktail joint in town! The drinks are top-notch and reasonably-priced. We’ve been to other “good” places that charged $16 for a to-go cup. Morris beats that in so many aspects and it never disappoints. Everyone works there are super nice and knowledgeable. Doug, Ian and Rhine are skillful bartenders who can fix you up with almost any requests. They usually have seasonal cocktail menus and recently added low & non-alcohol drinks which is perfect for a person like me who can’t drink too much. I got Strawberry Kitty last time and it’s sooo good! If you want something refreshing, you NEED to get it! Please support their business. They work hard to stay afloat while continue to innovate great drinks during this difficult time.

4. Round Robin Bar - Washington

· 185 reviews

InterContinental the Willard Washington D.C., an IHG Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Round Robin Bar: what do users think?

Caitlin Cordova: The Round Robin Bar is the perfect place to have a cocktail during the holidays when you’re downtown to see the National Christmas Tree. Located inside the Willard Hotel, which is a work of art in itself, the circular Bar serves cocktails and a full menu of classic options. Cocktails ~$20 apiece. Happy hour is crowded, but there are plenty of standing options around the bar itself, and additional seating options in the hallway of the hotel’s lobby. Our bar table service was quick and efficient. Highly recommend checking this place out.

Annie Wilson: Attentive service, beautiful warm atmosphere and classic drinks - a delicious experience. The mint julep is spectacular, not fussy, and the staff are cheerful, knowledgeable and enjoyable to watch keeping bar. We went here to celebrate an occasion but we also went to see the national Christmas tree - great location for this. The historical aspects of the bar make a great addition to the experience.

Paul Terry Services Lawn Care & Landscaping: Christina and her staff are - in a word - AMAZING. Kind, caring and beyond gracious. Special requests are a not a problem for this crew. For the most unique and special celebration, look no further. Grateful for this staff.

Alex Holston: Fantastic. In the 1800’s Henry Clay brought the Mint Julep to Washington DC featuring it at this bar. Rich in history they still make this favorite May drink the same way. Makers Mark. Rose Simple Syrup. Muddle mint. Crushed ice. Our bar tender was fantastic. One of the best. We will return.

Patsy Agpalza: The Round Robin Bar at the Willard Hotel in D.C. is quickly becoming a favorite spot to have a drink and soak up the atmosphere. The Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon is absolutely delicious. I have ordered it twice now and have been very happy each time. The Bartender, Elias has worked there for 30 years and is absolutely phenomenal. Ask him to make you any drink and you will not be disappointed.

Matthew: A classy bar in a historic hotel only steps away from where Ulysses S Grant coined the terms lobbyists. Great bartenders who know how to serve a proper glass of whiskey.

5. Tiki TNT & Potomac Distilling Company - Washington

· 361 reviews

1130 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

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Tiki TNT & Potomac Distilling Company: what do users think?

Dimitri Ivanoff: This review is for the actual distillery - you can book a short guided tour including rum tasting & a cocktail. Very interesting & cool place, where you can see real distilling tower & oak barrels with rum. Notes - the entrance is on the ground level facing fish market. The tours are from 9AM till 5PM every 30 minutes.

Patrick Young: Only had cocktails here. They were creative and had a wide variety. It’s probably the best cocktail bar I’ve been to in DC, but the drinks are very very expensive compared to the amount of alcohol you are given. They have an automatic gratuity that I believe is 22% which seems kinda high

Kel Millionie: Really fun drinks and small plates in an elevated outdoor (covered) bar. Food was delicious, rum drinks were good. Prices are typical DC high and service is so-so. Go for the TikiTots, stay for the fun glasses the drinks come in!

Jeffery Montgomery: Went during the Mardi Gras parade last week. Food was very creative, had the pork belly buns, chicken buns and breakfast sliders. The buns were good, would definitely come back in the future.

Kevin Donaldson: After a long day of walking the mall, this place was great! Cocktails were delicious. And food was really tasty!

6. Jack Rose Dining Saloon - Washington

· 1855 reviews

2007 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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Jack Rose Dining Saloon: what do users think?

Oceanie De Silva: What an Amazing Whiskey Collection!! We had a night out of drinks here with our friend who was visiting us and we absolutely loved the place and the collection of whiskeys and bourbon and so many other stuff! The bar tenders are so friendly and knowledgeable about everything! I said I love fruity cocktails with either Gin or Vodka and instant cocktails were created! Must visit in DC

Meg Salocks: One of the best collections of Scotch Malt Whisky Society on the east coast, along with lots of other unique bottles with a real range in prices. The staff are eternally nice and thoughtful, and will happily help you find the right pour for your tastes. A date night favorite if whiskey is your thing.

Anindita Barman: This is a very popular place I could tell from the crowd that was in the restaurant even after the kitchen had closed. We had the "Jack Rose Barrel Picks" flight, the "Time in a Bottle" cocktail, whiskey Wings and fries. The whiskey selection in the flight was great, the cocktail and the wings were good as well, however, the fries were not seasoned or salted at all. Service was good but the host could have done better. He just stood there without greeting or anything so we were not sure if he was part of the staff. Upon asking if he worked there, he said he did after which we asked for a table and he led us to one. :/ Parking can be a hassle as the restaurant is in the heart of DC. There is street parking but finding a spot is up to luck.

Gregg Caldwell: Have been here two times and the service has been excellent and the bourbon knowledge has been on par. Not sure how long it would take a server to know what liquor they have and the ability to speak about each bottle? Place gets loud as it gets later in the night. Make sure to check out the upstairs area.

Kevin Raisch: As a whisk(e)y fan, I had to visit Jack Rose while in DC and it was awesome. Kyle, our whisky advisor, perfectly crafted a whisky flight based on my preferences and provided very detailed and interesting facts about the story and science behind each bottle. In addition to the 3,000 unique bottles of whisky they have food, beer, cocktails and two floors of space (including outdoor space) so it’s perfect even for those who don’t want whisky.

Larry Miller: Over 2600 different Whiskies in their inventory. Great selection of rare whiskey. Great cocktails, service and food. This was a busket list bar for me. Itcwas the worth the trip.

Michael McDaniel: Truly a must-go place for bourbon and whiskey lovers. For starting at only $28, you’ll get to experience 3 bottles tasting with an excellent background on each bottle by well-knowledgeable and passionate servers.The second floor is open air with different corners to experience.

7. The Crown & Crow - Washington

· 280 reviews

1317 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

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The Crown & Crow: what do users think?

Christopher Yuen: I was in town for a business meeting and I took a few friends out to this bar on a whim and we had a blast! The bartenders were friendly and the drinks were unique and delicious! I had so much fun I ended up leaving my blazer at the bar. I called the manager Graham a few days later and he mailed it back to me all the way to Connecticut. He’s awesome and this place is too!!!!!

Annie: Cool bar with a chill vibe. Came here on a Monday night at 630 and there were only 2 other groups. Not the typical DC bar. There are a few tables and the bar to sit at. The cucumber mule was really good!

Corey Nolan: Always have a great time in this nostalgic Bar. Brian "Bar Man" has done an outstanding job building his dream. Staff is super friendly and they have stepped up their cocktail game since I last visited. Glad I was able to ring in 2022 in such good company! Thanks C&C team! Stay safe!

Adriana Cortés-Buelvas: I absolutely love the Crown and Crow. Great cocktails and a huge offer on drinks. Great indie rock music, feels like an Irish experience.Graham is the nicest!

8. Denson Liquor Bar - Washington

· 514 reviews

600 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Denson Liquor Bar: what do users think?

TexCat: Wanted to stop into a bar after a night tour of DC before heading back to our Airbnb. Happened upon Denson Liquor Bar - mightily glad we did! What a great little hidden gem! Friendly, personable staff, great drinks and service. Awesome cozy ambiance. Highly recommend

Benjamin G: Was visiting DC and wanted somewhere for after dinner drinks on a Friday night. Found this place. A little hidden but worth the walk down. Cool atmosphere, nice vibe and mix of people. The bartenders were great. They both make a mean old fashioned! True mixologists.

Austin Shaheen: Excellent service and the place has a really cool vibe! My fiancé and I were here on a Saturday evening for her birthday and they treated us to a complimentary champagne, very nice touch. We’ll definitely be back and recommend our friends visit here

Dane Fergusson: MUST GO! Walk down the stairs to step back in time to the speakeasy era. Just the setting is worth the trip; but, the drinks are incredible. Add to this the world class bartender Dinesha. Yeah, I said it. World Class! Excellent drinks, suggestions for other drinks, great conversation, asking our preferences to tweak to our tastes, made us feel like we were her only customers... and oh yeah the place got slammed with an overflow crowd... to busy now? No way! She still had time for hugs and pictures, before we left!

Matt Noble: What a great spot this is! Very old school and dim lighting, as if you are back in time at a speak easy. Drinks were all great and so was the music. If we are ever in DC again we will be sure to come back to Denson! Highly recommend to stop in for a drink if you haven’t already!

Brendan F: There is something about walking into a below street level bar that brings a feeling of vintage nostaligia. The staff is filled with smiles, conversation and great drink ideas and the food is unique and delicious. It does get crowded but that should tell you about the quality of the place. Definitely worth a visit.

9. Tiny Tiki Bar - Washington

· 34 reviews

1914 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Tiny Tiki Bar: what do users think?

Margie Nguyen: When I tell you this place was a hole in the wall, our Uber driving couldn’t even find it. This is a small, cute bar UNDER the Vietnamese restaurant 1914. Drinks were good. Most of the bartenders were nice. Came here for a birthday last night. This place is very tiny I don’t even know if they have 20 seats. They share a kitchen with the restaurant. Food was delicious! Definitely coming back to try the full menu. I recommend Uber, parking is horrible here. I would come back again for a drink!

Ify Okonkwo: Let me tell you one of my favorite nights in DC was spent at this tiny independently owned bar! Ian the bartender and owner is truly talented and one of a kind! Not only is the decor and ambience on point with a fun Vespa in the middle, the drinks were the best drinks I had during our trip. I got the Planters Passion such a fun drink that gets lit on fire and strong too. The playlist that night was everything! My friends and I sang and danced all night even when it was just the 3 of us and Ian. Ian my guy! Thank you for making our friend’s birthday weekend a great one with your hospitality and all the shots you kept giving her haha! Until next time new friend. Cheers!

Dennis Nguyen: Great experience on a Saturday night. Awesome bartender. Tried the "Planters Passion" drink. It was lit. Also enjoyed the "Rum + Coconut". It was good and strong. Ask for a spoon if you really like coconut.

Mark Henriksen: Had a really great time here on a quiet weekday night. Delicious drinks, lots of options for those who may not otherwise love traditional Tiki cocktails. Ambiance is cute, super friendly bartender. Highly recommend for a date night.

Emil Evans: Ambience is very peaceful. Cocktails are complex yet simple. You can taste each note of every ingredient. I did not get a chance to try the food, but the menu leaves me excited to experiment on my next visit. Bartenders and staff are very friendly and bathrooms are clean. There is a full menu and food market for the 2md floor. Definitely stop by as you start to venture out while restrictions are lifting

Robert Papel: Amazing little Speakeasy Tiki Bar off the U Street corridor - small, intimate, and authentic. Excellent service, great bartender! He was knowledgeable and suggested GREAT drinks. (FYI the cucumber water was perfectly flavored!)

Jenise Wamble: I love this place! It would definitely be considered a “hidden gem”. The drinks were delicious, the bartender, Ian, was amazing! The whole atmosphere was *chefs kiss*. Will absolutely return

Albert Yeh: Amazing place! Service is unbelievable. Ian (bartender extraordinare) Patrick the artist did an unbelievable job with the place. Ian has amazing service, highly personable, and the owner also is a fantastic guy! They should have a rooftop with at least acoustic music.

Nancy Tang: Super cute hole in the wall Tiki Bar. Well themed with nice decor and yummy drinks! Drinks were well made and exceeded my expectations. Will be coming again!

10. barmini by José Andrés - Washington

· 389 reviews

501 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

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barmini by José Andrés: what do users think?

Natalie Caldwell: We were in DC for the weekend, looking for a place to get drinks before our later dinner reservation. There is a reason barmini has the reputation it does, and our experience was more than we could have hoped for. The attention to detail was both expected and impressive - the care and perfection that went into each crafted concoction was amazing. We described to our waiter what our flavor profiles were and he made us both personalized (and perfect) cocktails. We topped off our before dinner drinks with the brioche. *Chefs kiss* and that butter…I’d eat a whole loaf. Can’t wait for the chance to come back.

Kennith “Conley” Coleman: We were able to enjoy the cocktail flight. The experience was amazing and all the cocktails were so delicious. The service was excellent. We also tried the grilled cheese appetizer and it was beyond good.

Triloka Shanbhag: For those of you wondering if the long waitlist and tough-to-get-in reservation system renders this place worth going to or not, I’m here to tell you it is utterly and absolutely worth the wait. The experience of being at Barmini and having their cocktail flight is unparalleled. From the sophisticated palette displayed in the variety of cocktails to the servers that pay you copious amount of attention, every little detail is planes to the tee. At times you may feel you are transported to be amidst a lab experiment but the drinks made at your table using liquid Nitrogen are delicious and a spectacle to watch. We also tried the brioche bun, it absolutely melts in your mouth. Having been to a few other Jose Andrés restaurants in the DC area and always being pleasantly surprised with my experiences, this certainly keeps the streak going. Can’t wait to try Minibar by Jose Andres too.

Mukesh Bhakta: Just Wonderful. Vegetarian food paired with drink for me and a la crate for my wife. The dishes can be substituted with non vegetarian. We had 6 small plates and were full by the end of 2 hours. Each item was superb and we did add Australian Truffels to 4 dishes which elevated them substantially. It is definitely worth it for the experience. It is expensive but we enjoy these throes of restaurants very much. Staff was precise and excellent. Cocktails were unique and superb.

DeJuae: Food presentation was some of the best I’ve seen here in DC. It has 2 Michelin Stars. The intimate setting and couches make for a nice date night!

James King: Amazing food. Fantastic service. Highly recommended.Presentation is very elegant. Decor is intimate. Call ahead.

11. Tiki On 18th - Washington

· 123 reviews

2411 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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Tiki On 18th: what do users think?

Wesley “djweso” Oman: We had a great experience here. Fantastic service. Bartender and wait staff were excellent. Drinks were tasty and so was the food. The drinks menu is interesting and has lots of information on it, a mix of newer and classic tiki cocktails plus it changes seasonally. Food is Filipino and has some unique takes plus you can order from the sports bar downstairs. The decor is modern and tropical.

Ed: Came for a frozen drink but I was really surprised by the food, it was delicious. The pina colada was pretty good too although small. Overall good experience! Would deff try again on an evening. Make sure you have a reservation for rooftop seating.

byron subero: Tiki and Filipino mix with awesome drinks. Ube waffle with chicken. Oh and you can buy the special glass!

Aaron Ardillo: Just stopped in for drinks and a small plate with my girlfriend. We got the Zombie and the Bolo cocktails and the pork lumpia for a snack. Best lumpia I have ever had. Bartender was super friendly and attentive as well!

Nino Arobelidze: Such a cute spot in D.C. if you’re there during the cold months, try out their holiday and winter specific drinks like Paw Paw’s Cocoa (served hot -Bourbon, Cocoa Powder and Tiki Coco Loco). Very photographable

A Rivera: Very satisfying. Not a lot of authentic Filipino food around, but felt like I was in Manila with Tiki on 18th. Might come up as pricey, but I’ll say not everyday you find good Filipino food in DMV so it’s worth a penny. xo

Nathan Santos: Busy night life when I went. Slightly on the pricier side however that I can understand comes from the area which they are in. I had a Mai Tai and their Java bowl (Pork) both were very good. Not necessarily a MUST VISIT however it is definitely one of my favorite Filipino restaurants in the DC area. I expect myself to eat here again in the future.

Nikolas G: What a fun bar. Loved the outdoor area, the tropical drinks were fun and the decor on the inside is very fun while some how being classy. Strong recommend for the pork lumpia, the tenders are ok, and the punch bowls get a decent recommend. Our server Jasmin was so friendly and smiley and I really made our night.

leonard sims: So I came to DC and they had a mask mandate. My friend and I were sitting outside and he needed to use the restroom and as he was getting ready to enter he forgot to put on his mask. The server was polite and he he put it on. Way to go to the staff. People may not agree with the mandate but if you come here you will get great service and the rules are followed so you know the food is excellent

12. All Souls Bar - Washington

· 339 reviews

725 T St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

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All Souls Bar: what do users think?

Ivan Alekhin: We loved our time at All Souls last night. The bartenders were great and really knew what they were doing - they made the evening special. We liked the menu and felt like you get a lot of bang for your buck. The atmosphere of the place was just right - not too loud, cozy, and safe. We will definitely come back here again and again. It’s a gem of a place!

Mark P: Friendly, personable, and accommodating staff. Good music from rock to jazz and beyond. Unfussy yet creative cocktail list with prompt service. Authentic and reliable neighborhood bar. Give them a visit!

Christian Mai: Fun bar to go to! Luved the roof top! Drinks were great and the service also!

Richard Derrico: Nice setting and good drinks. Fast service.

13. Lost & Found DC - Washington

· 427 reviews

1240 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Lost & Found DC: what do users think?

Denis Blondeel: Good bar, friendly people. Only bar we returned twice during our stay in DC

Manuel Valverde: Great place to hang out, spacious with an outdoor area.

14. Silver Lyan - Washington

· 100 reviews

900 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Silver Lyan: what do users think?

Marissa P: Extremely well priced cocktails for this area and the caliber of the drinks/service. You can go to a dive bar down the street and still be paying $14 for a drink out of a plastic cup! The ambience is lowlight speakeasy style, perfect for a date night. Bases loaded was the best we tried, the cherry float was delicious! I’m not even much of a whiskey fan either. If you’re a fan of good service and attention to detail, Silver Lyan should be on your list.

Rebecca Carmeli-Peslak: worth every penny. such a cool classy experience. the staff is all amazing and goes out of their way to help you pick the perfect drinks for your celebration. we really enjoyed the fruit jell-o shots project apollo champagne espresso martinis and french martini. my party and i will definitely be returning soon! bonus they have a giant gumball machine

Ryley Thompson: Modern space with an interesting vibe in the basement of the St. Riggs. The cocktails are unique, which honestly is hard to do these days. Prices were fine but higher than average If that matters to you. Very friendly staff was a highlight. Definitely worth a stop on your DC cocktail adventure.

Natalia P: Best cocktail bar in DC. Service was quick and everyone was friendly. Chairs were cute and comfortable. Definitely will be back next time I’m in the area.

Blvknative: Nice underground world to step into inside the Riggs, a bunch of different drinks curated perfectly with every drink. The ambience of the place is to die for. Great way to end your night!

byron subero: Nice spot to grab a drink and relax. Very crowded cause they had special guests from NYC for the cherry festival but definitely will go back......aaaaand I went back

15. Sudhouse DC - Washington

· 422 reviews

1340 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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Sudhouse DC: what do users think?

Charli Knows How To Eat: Stopped by here randomly with a friend of mine. We had been bar hopping all night and needed a quick pick me up for brunch. The bartender was very friendly and informative. He suggested I get the tacos which were probably the best ones I’ve had in dc this far. And the prices were fairly cheap for the quality of food and drinks we received. It’s a cute little bar with indoor and outdoor seating.

Joshua Kappel: I recently hosted a birthday event at Sudhouse and had a great experience. From the communication beforehand to the day of, everything went smoothly. The atmosphere was great, cheap drinks and food, my friends and I had a fun night all around. Will definitely book another event here in the future!

Shankar Kulumani: Great bar on U street. Plenty of space to get drinks or hang out with friends.Top floor is great for cornhole

Natalie Kitzrow: This is the best neighborhood bar! I love the staff and great food and that it’s so easy to just stop in for happy hour on any random day. Grab dinner, a shot, and great conversation. Ask the owners about the free party room - I hosted a party here recently and I’ll be back!

Enitan Falana: The Late night menu is great, Tacos, mozzarella sticks, inexpensive beers and shots, a laidback atmosphere. Bartenders are really nice and friendly !! Down to earth owner, definitely a neighborhood favorite. Some outdoor sitting & Upstairs is has enough space to host a private parties or small event

Brit Number: Best happy hour - great patio

Mallory Waton: Excellent location ... Just the right amount of people watching, bars and music. 3rd floor is a great place to have a party S well.

16. Left Door - Washington

· 305 reviews

1345 S St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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Left Door: what do users think?

Franklyn Z: Went here 3 years ago and had a blast with their inventive cocktails. But coming back now the drinks were not that interesting and they were overpriced. Service was great but maybe hopefully can have more creative drinks in the future.

byron subero: Nice bar with friendly and knowledgeable bartenders.

Mathew Crichton: Amazing cocktails, cool bartenders, and some of the bar music on 14th St! Definitely one of my favorite places to go for a drink.

Jerome Smalls: A speakeasy’s speakeasy. Ambiguous name. No website. Sketchy entryway. But a truly dope lowkey vibe. The “Grey Manhattan” will change your life.

Eric Erwin: Drinks were honestly one of the best I ever had...the Gin Pahit was unreal!!!!! Bartender was meh on service, but still worth going for a drink

17. Archipelago - Washington

· 540 reviews

1201 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009, United States

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Archipelago: what do users think?

R. Austin: Cute tiki bar with a low-key vibe. Nachos are a huge serving. Drinks were great, the Mai Tai was quite strong but delicious.

David Voegtle: I don’t ever leave reviews, but this place is the exception. Of all the bars I’ve been to in DC, this is my favorite (and that’s after just one visit). From the second I arrived to the moment I left, the amazingly chill and friendly staff made us feel right at home. The drinks are superb, with names as colorful and unique as the establishment that serves them - the ones we had were as delicious as one would expect from a bar owned and operated by seasoned bartenders. I’ll be telling my friends about this place, and I will most certainly be back very soon.

Dave Moraseski: Our waiter was able to recommend delicious tiki drinks for us, along with good rums to try in cocktails. We will definitely visit this place next time we are in Washington DC.

Mouhamad Alem: Most certainly the best tiki bar in DC. Great vibe, friendly service and well crafted cocktails that retain all the best qualities of tiki drinks without being overly sweet. The Szechuan influenced menu is also a delightful compliment to the well balanced drinks. Make a reservation if you want to guarantee a table.

Philippa Hughes: A favorite neighborhood spot to have a great (and well garnished!) tiki drink on the patio. I love the Dan Dan noodles.

Samuel Eagle: What a fantastic tiki bar! Drinks were up to my standards, (bartender knew the classics in addition to their custom menu) but it was the food that really blew me away. Everything was delicious!

L R: Love this place!!! Awesome drink!!! Food is good.. hot spicy chicken buns... Are hot! The only problem with this place is 22% added on as a service fee on your bill.

18. Kingfisher - Washington

· 236 reviews

1414 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, United States

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Kingfisher: what do users think?

kevin van der welle: Really cool place to have a beer on the not-so-busy times. Great selection of beers btw! The free popcorn is a nice bonus and it makes the place smell real good

Stephen Rozier: Very relaxed atmosphere. Bartender recognizes you, friendly service; many patrons stick to their own groups. Just a very calming space. Will be back!

Connor Garvey: Very cool spot on 14th st. They have great happy hour drink deals and good vibes. No food besides some free popcorn but they let you bring outside food in which is very nice.

Daniel Williams: The sweetest smelling bar staff West of the Anacostia River.

Kate Jowaisas: Free popcorn and koozie! Small place but good vibe.

Janice W: Small basement bar that has a good deal of seating. Besides your classic cocktail and beer menu, I really enjoyed the boardgame selection! They are also continuously making popcorn, if you like a little (free) snack.

Anthony Salinas: Stumbled (not literally) upon this bar after seeing a sign that said free popcorn. It was certainly a good advertising pull as the group I was with decided to stop in. The vibe, the music, and the clientele was not obnoxious and the board game options were endless. The bartenders were extremely welcoming and the endless amount of popcorn we ate (we did tip each time) was great because they offer several different toppings. I can say if you are looking for a place to enjoy music, play games, and still be able to talk with your group - this is the place to go.

19. Red Derby - Washington

· 806 reviews

3718 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

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Red Derby: what do users think?

Kasey Herren: Definitely a bar for the younger crowd. They do have an awesome selection of beer, but the food was lacking. Stop by the neighboring Mexican restaurant first then go have a good evening getting smashed at Derbys after.

Chato Zarate: Amazing bar! This place is such a vibe! From the customer service and friendly staff, to the atmosphere! Great place to grab a drink, especially when they got weekly specials! I also really enjoyed the music they had playing. Definitely a go-to from here on out

C.: Was only in here for an hour or so to meet a friend but the server was nice enough. Ambiance was meh. Only had one drink.

20. The Mirror - Washington

· 242 reviews

1413 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005

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The Mirror: what do users think?

Melissa Escudero: This place has the best vibes! Absolutely love the drinks every time we come. The seating is very comfortable and the lighting set a great tone. The bartenders are super nice. We came right after getting engaged and they even gave us all free shots. Cant complain at all!

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