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1. The Mirror

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242 reviews
The Mirror
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 1413 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM ⋅ Reopens 5PM

Guy: Cocktail bar



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Squirrely: This a decent bar to grab a drink. I found it while looking for a good speakeasy. It's down a flight of stairs off street level and hidden behind a mirror. The drinks were good and generously portioned. The cocktail menu listed the same drinks you could find at nearly any bar in the area. I was really hoping to find some creative craft cocktails, but no such luck. The music was a bit loud to have a normal conversation and seating is limited.

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!

JDV22: Drinks were pretty poorly mixed. If you’re looking for a neat place with loud music to just kind of vibe, it’s perfect. If you’re looking for well made cocktails, I’d recommend going somewhere else.

Richa Bhatt: This place was really cool in terms of finding it and the atmosphere but other then that it was meh. The whole bar was super dark and it was hard to see anything. The drinks were incredibly mediocre and so was everything else like the bathroom- the bathroom I used had no lock so I had to hold the bathroom stall door while using it. So yeah, besides going to a place that’s behind a mirror, there’s no other pull. It’s a very mediocre place and it is priced like it’s something nicer which is stupid. I would only come back if I had to like I wouldn’t make plans out of my way to go here.

Parker Kelley: We went here after a DMV friends event on a Friday night ! It was very packed & due to the space being very small it was hard to move around. The bartenders were busy & took forever to get a drink. The idea behind the bar is neat and interesting but wasn’t worth my time!

Rodger Brown: Mirror is awesome. A very exclusive feel (as speakeasy's should be), drinks that make your mouth water, and an ambiance that'll tickle your fancy. Great seating and friendly bar staff. Super fan of the entrance.

Austin Graff: The Mirror proves that Washington, D.C. is more than suits. Located three blocks from the White House, The Mirror is a true speakeasy in downtown D.C. When you arrive, walk down a sterile staircase and open the door to a hallway with a single mirror. Push the mirror and enter a whole new world. Here's why you should go: 1) Vibe: Dimly-lit and spacious, The Mirror is one of the truest speakeasies in Washington, D.C. There's bar seating and more comfy seating throughout the space. 2) Drinks: Their cocktail list is strong and they make them quality. It's also more inexpensive compared to other bars in the city, especially downtown. When I went pre-pandemic, they had Snackables on the menu for light bites, solidifying this place as the best!

Zach Yoder: If you’re looking for a speak easy that fits the traditional role of one, this one barely fits the bill. The only thing that this place has similar to other speak easy’s is that it has a hidden entrance. The music is way too loud and the lights are way too dim. This is essentially a club with a fancy entrance.

Paris Scott: The Mirror, I'm theory, is a lovely establishment. Unfortunately, its staff, rather than accepting a humble blessing, often opts for a presumptuous mentality that leaves much to be desired. I miss when this place was a no-nothing event space that was desperate for patrons because what it has become is no longer "it". Having visited a number of times I can confidentially say that for whatever reason the bulk of individuals who work here are pompous a**holes. If you're a man, you might be in luck. But, if you are a woman with a personality, money, and a job - I caution you before making any conversation with the staff that isn't "may I have a [insert drink here]" because you'll get mansplained out this bar faster than you can say "are you kidding me".

Anthony Withum: Fun speakeasy if you know how to get in.The mixologists know what they are doing behind the bar. Very very dimly lit and no flashlights allowed. Relatively small but hasnt been too crowded when I've gone. Worth checking out and taking friends to but not a destination I would say

2. The Crown & Crow

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280 reviews
The Crown & Crow
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 1317 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM ⋅ Reopens 5PM

Telephone: +1 202-763-7552

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M planetmike: Decorated a bit like a bar from Harry Potter's world, this bar is both cozy and spacious. Hook and the rest of the staff were awesome. Even for a Tuesday night, it was surprisingly busy. This is a bar. Food can be brought in. There is a small stage with a large screen where events are televised or can be used for karaoke nights. Thankfully, this bar minimizes the use of televisions, which are unneeded distractions. This is conveniently located near Thomas Circle and at the Southern end of the 14th Street scene.
Response: You can always count on us for a good time. Hope to have you back for another round sometime soon! -Cheers, The Crown & Crow

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!!!!!
Response: Thanks Christopher, it's our pleasure to host you and your friends!

Melissa Hough: This might be my perfect bar. So warm and cozy, the staff is incredible, the drinks are good. It's never been packed (at least on a weekday night) which makes me feel better about the VID. I'd been here a few times before but last night went for the first time on my Dry January stint and they were awesome. Bartender made a tasty mocktail AND they have non-alcoholic beer! So glad I found this gem.
Response: We're thrilled to be your perfect bar, Melissa. You can always count on us for tasty drinks, even during Dry January! We hope you'll be back to see us again for round two sometime soon. -Cheers, The Crown & Crow

Chablis owens: It's the best bar in the city. The owner is an incredible person and if you get the chance to be served by him your night is going to be a thousand times better than you thought it would be. It is legitimately the best experience at a bar in DC you can possibly find. And it's not even a strip club. That's rare.
Response: Thanks for coming by, you rock and were lucky to have guests like you!

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!
Response: You can always count on us for good vibes and great drinks, Annie. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your cucumber mule. Come back and see us for more cocktails in the future! -Cheers, The Crown & Crow

Noah Wahquahboshkuk: Aesthetically pleasing atmosphere and 2 sides to choose for your pleasure. The first side is more of an elbow-to-elbow-packed environment with loud music. The second side is a more relaxed spread out environment to hold more intimate conversations with friends. Being new to the area, ordering a beverage similar to the drink of preference (Weiser) was difficult due to the unfriendly bartenders. Kinda gave me the you-don't-belong-here vibe. The suggested brew was not the best, but the gin and tonic was great! Bathrooms clean as well as the main areas. Would come back and maybe study up on what is offered on tap.
Response: You can always expect good vibes from our place, Noah. We’d never want you to feel like you don’t belong here, and we’re sorry if that was the case. Next time you swing by, we’ll make sure to find you a brew you’ll love. Hope to see you back soon so we can impress you with our friendly service and unique tap selection. -Cheers, The Crown & Crow

David Benjamin: Booked a private event in their larger bar area and cannot say enough good things about Lindsay and the team as well as the space. The drinks were great, we received numerous compliments from our guests on the venue, and Lindsay was a huge help planning the whole thing. By far the best, most professional experience I've had booking an event space/bar in the DMV!
Response: We’re so happy you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you so much for the kind words.

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!
Response: We're glad to hear you always have a great time with us, Corey. Our friendly staff is always here to take care of you and treat you to a cocktail. We hope you'll be back to celebrate with us sometime soon. -Cheers, The Crown & Crow

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!
Response: You can always count on us to show you a good time, Adriana! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your cocktails and the music. Hope to have you back again sometime soon! -Cheers, The Crown & Crow

Adam Adam: I went there for the first time last night I had the worst bartender in town. First he didn't even greet me or anything he walked up to me and asked me very rudely what do you wanna drink didn't, but I seen him greeting other guest properly so if I had to guess it might have to do with the fact I have an accent. I wasn't very familiar with the beers so asked him what's the lighter beer you have he laughs and said Guinness. I never been treated this way in this city.
Response: Adam, very sorry you had that experience, The Crown and Crow's staff represents cultures from 3 continents. One of our core values is that "everyone is invited to the party." I'm Brian, the owner/manager and I bartend on Fridays, please come by and let me buy you a drink and show you the hospitality that we are known for.

3. Lost & Found DC

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427 reviews
Lost & Found DC
Location
4.8
Price/Quality
4.9
Service
4.8
Parking
4.8
Wifi quality
4.8

Address: 1240 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM ⋅ Reopens 4PM

Telephone: +1 202-450-6052

Guy: Bar



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Fred Acheampong: Good selection of beer and liquor, reasonable prices, and fast bartenders. There are several tables with high chairs and a decent bit of standing room. There's also an outdoor area in the back if you prefer the fresh air. They have a few TV's mounted behind the bar and were showing a mix of sports and news.

seanjohn Thomas: Nice Venue ... Boring atmosphere .... Boring beer ... Bartender does not even know what they are serving from craft beer menu ... COVID Claimed.anothe business ... Sad

Omar S: Stopped in on a recent Sunday... Got zero acknowledgement from bartender, nothing. Left after 10 mins. Went across the street to Tallboy's where the staff were more functional. Wasn't particularly busy nor closing time, and it's a small service area at night. Whether bartender was exhausted, bigoted, or on too many substances, they need to try harder (at all). Two stars only because it's a lovely space and convenient to metro.

Siran Skill: As Belgian road tripping through the USA, I've got to admit that the Lost and Found is (for now at least) the place I've the most enjoyed with the best beers for a good price! So thank to them to be there!

Robert Jacoby: Underwhelming bar...even though the drink list looks pretty good. Loud bar, somewhat divey. I was definitely served the wrong beer, although didn’t have time to question it because the bartenders are very inattentive. Had high hopes for this one because it looked cool from the outside, but they fell short. (Not going for lower than 3 stars because if you like the divey, loud scene, you may have a different opinion.)

Edward Grandi: I was there for professional reasons, but looks like the perfect place for an after work drink or a break from the convention center. Can't wait to go there in the future.

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

Dan Glish: Hey I don't see my review anymore but just want to remind everyone to go to a different business other than this one. THIS ONE REQUIRES VAXX CARDS, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE, DO NOT SUPPORT THIS UNCONSTITUTIONAL BUSINESS!!

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

B Josie: My boyfriend went to Lost and Found on Saturday afternoon before I went back with him the next day. He sat out front. He was smoking a cigar while they served him a drink. If it was not allowed, he would’ve understood but clearly this was okay. So, I tagged along with him the next day. We sat out front smoking cigars as we watched several other people sit at tables smoking cigarettes. They were not patrons. Someone from the bar walked over to us 30 minutes later, letting us know we can’t smoke here. It’s not allowed. It was clearly allowed for the OTHER people that had been smoking but we were told something different I guess. I explained to him we wouldn’t even be here if my boyfriend was told the day before that it wasn’t allowed. He never did give me a response when I asked why it wasn’t a bother for the waiter the day before -_-. I wasn’t trying to step on anyone’s toes but I had to explain how there had been several people smoking here before us that have an affiliation with the art gallery next door. The security guard who works at the art gallery even told us it has NEVER been an issue. And he’s been working there long enough to know that. Clearly it just wasn’t okay for US since we weren’t white. I would never come here again and I’ll let everyone else know not too as well.
Response: Thank you for your review. We do have a non-smoking policy on our patios, but as owners we take responsibility for not communicating this effectively enough to our staff. We apologize for the inconvenience and that you had a negative experience at our bar. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future.

4. Service Bar DC

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600 reviews
Service Bar DC
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 926-928 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM ⋅ Reopens 5PM

Telephone: +1 202-462-7232

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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.

Besart Ç.: Epic spot. Went for friend's birthday. The bar looked just like any other casual DC bar. But once you order your first drink, you quickly realize this is one of the best cocktail bars in DC. Their drinks are phenomenal: liquid nitrogen, fresh ingredients, top tier alcohol, and amazingly talented bartenders. On that note, the bartenders were absolutely awesome lads! Loved chatting with them. They even gave us free shots for our friend's bday. Looking forward to next time guys! (Too sad I was too focused on drinking the cocktails so I forgot to take some pics, but these are some snaps from a video)

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.
Response: 🤘🏼

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!
Response: 🙌🏼

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.

Saminda Wijegunawardena: Really dope spot. Tons of character, and characters. Provocative cocktails, tempting bites.Great decor and art. It's got all the NW vibes.

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

5. All Souls Bar

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339 reviews
All Souls Bar
Location
4.5
Price/Quality
4.4
Service
4.4
Parking
4.4
Wifi quality
4.4

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

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM ⋅ Reopens 5PM

Telephone: +1 202-733-5929

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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!

Jelena Djokic: The bar is nicely decorated and there are cool cocktails and beers that you can get there. However, when I was visiting, the music was tuned way down and it created an awkward situation- I could overhear all the conversations in the place so everyone spoke even more quietly. Besides this, there was a football game on that took everyone's attention so instead of it being a hip, groovy cocktail bar that I expected- it turned into a group of silent people watching sports. Maybe it's better on the weekends. I got good recommendations for the place. Prices are fair.

Cassandra Pereda: The drinks were good. But the male bartender when we were there was very rude. His demeanor was standoffish and not welcoming. Additionally, I got two drinks, each $11 somehow he said my bill was $30 because he was including his tip in it. I was going to tip regardless but the way he went about it rubbed me the wrong way.

Amelia Barabak: Had a bad experience- friend and I didn’t like the drinks (one on menu, one off). Bartender not friendly or helpful. Good if you like 7/11-esque snacks, mediocre service, and aperol. The drinks are cheap for a reason y’all.

Andrew Benson: Bartender to patrons — regarding hospital doctors in COVID, “they weren’t really in the trenches.” Don’t need to come back here.

Sara Wuillermin: Friendly, attentive service, good beer. Enjoyed the outdoor seating. Didn't try the food, so can't speak to that, but would definitely come back again!

YAZ 90Z: The Asian bartender acted uncomfortable to serve my party. Rude service.

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.

6. Sudhouse DC

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422 reviews
Sudhouse DC
Location
4.4
Price/Quality
4.5
Service
4.4
Parking
4.4
Wifi quality
4.4

Address: 1340 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM ⋅ Reopens 4PM

Telephone: +1 202-525-4188

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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.

kareem shaban: Great dive bar with awesome bartenders and a cozy 3rd floor event space, and decent happy hour pricing. I've attended several birthday parties that used the 3rd floor space and they allow you to decorate and have a fun dance party! Their bar food is also tasty for the price/style of bar, and we regularly get their chili when we go for happy hour.
Response: 😍 thank you !!

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
Response: Thank you!!

Andrew Jreige: It's a sports bar with multiple TVs. We were looking for a place to watch the baseball while on U st and we were happy to have found this bar. There's a large selection of drinks and I was able to try a bunch of different beers I had yet to try in DC since being there. The bartenders were up for a chat every now and again and they made sure we always had something to drink which definitely kept us happy. My partner ordered a fried sampler which had a bunch of different fried foods including mozzarella sticks and chicken wings. The items were delicious but it did feel like a lot after eating only half. I'd recommend it as a snack for at least three people unless you think you're good with fried foods in which case order one for yourself!

El Simmons: It's a bar, and the food is bar food. Simple as that. Not the worst burger I've ever had, but not very tasty either. Fries are sad but they fill you. Good draft selection.
Response: Lol! Thanks

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.
Response: Sweet! Thanks

7. Kingfisher

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236 reviews
Kingfisher
Location
4.5
Price/Quality
4.5
Service
4.6
Parking
4.5
Wifi quality
4.5

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

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM ⋅ Reopens 4PM

Telephone: +1 202-750-6600

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

Kamari Clemons: This was the best place for a first time drinker! It's very very friendly!! I already hopped from bars one being from my own gay community and was not greeted or welcomed I felt out of place. I popped downstairs and it was honestly the best thing I did.(Janine) the bartender she and the guard were great! I had a really good time and conversation with each of them I'm definitely coming back. Please tip her well she deserves it ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 10 stars
Response: Kamari, we're appreciative of the extra stars and are grateful you found Kingfisher and our staff to be so welcoming. You're a 10/10 stars, too!

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

Matthew Pollock: Friendly staff, fast service

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!
Response: We're zen that you're zen, Stephen. Thanks for the enthusiastic-but-chill review!

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.
Response: Thanks for coming by, Connor. And thanks for the review. While we appreciate the 5 stars, we respect the honesty even more. Come back any time!

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

T Connolly: Chill. Good vibes.
Response: Thanks! Glad you like the place. Come back any time!

Joey Asker: Great atmosphere, great bartenders, good events!

Mikaela Wynne: Great atmosphere and great drinks. Will be frequenting
Response: Thanks for your review, Mikaela! Hope you stop back in again soon if you haven't already.

8. The Green Zone

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408 reviews
The Green Zone
Location
4.5
Price/Quality
4.4
Service
4.4
Parking
4.4
Wifi quality
4.4

Address: 2226 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM ⋅ Reopens 5PM

Telephone: +1 202-579-9606

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Cindy Yang: Vaccination card + id needed. Nicely presented dish, friendly service (although a little slow), and yummy dishes. The portion is not so big but sharing friendly. Recommend fried halloumi cheese, eggs, hummus, and Turkish coffee. Also get their cocktails.

Belkiss Anane: My go-to 💙 i absolutely love everything about this place. From their brunch menu to their cocktails to Arak to their Muhammara! Everything I eat here feels like a hug.
Response: Thank you!!

Jessica C: This is a great bar! The cocktails are excellent. In particular the frozen mint lemonade and the Janissary Corps are great. I don’t remember the name, but the hot buttered drink in the winter is phenomenal. Great vibe for friends or a date. Just not that strong in the food department. Still recommend. Just go for cocktails instead of dinner.

Rima Saif: I love this place. The brunch here was amazing and every time I come to Washington DC I always make it a point to stop by here. And now that they have brunch it’s absolutely perfect. The food was light and so tasteful. And their drinks are so perfect for spring/summer day.
Response: Thank you so much Rima!

R: Some of the drinks are decent but not great if you are hyped about it. I would say Jack and Rose or Bar Charley down the block make better cocktails. The wings, fries and some of the other bites are good but the primary appeal of this place is it’s ambiance reflected well, more than in any other place, in the walls with quirky middle eastern framed covers and portraits as well as the lighting and the playlist. The patio is a respite from humid afternoons on beautiful breezy evenings and the service is mostly good. One of the bartenders upstairs perhaps could use a little courteous manners having firsthand noticed his overall rudeness to patrons. All in all, cozy spot for evening hangouts and a little after since it is open late.

Chioma O: Loved this place! The food and general vibes are wonderful .will definitely come back to try other things on the menu!

Maha Kamel: This place is the gem this city needed. Not only are the cocktails and food selection amazing, I come here to feel like home. The music and diverse selection of cocktails, beer, and entertainment is top notch and unlike any other place I’ve been to. We tried the brunch menu today and it was TO DIE FOR 🤤 so yummy!! The halloumi is the best I’ve ever had and everything else was delicious, we tried the chicken fattah, the foul madamas, manouche, Turkish coffee that was so authentic I felt like I was in Istanbul, and the best Bellini and pomegranate mimosa I’ve ever had!!
Response: Thank you Maha!! Hope to see you again soon ☺️

Rahul Tilva: Green Zone is one of my all time favorite bars in DC. Amazing cocktails, friendly people and service, and just a great atmosphere.
Response: Thank you so much!

Pallavi Deshpande: Love the cocktails - toofan is my favorite! And what's not to love about the food too, the Muhamarra is out of this world. Perfect combination of being a nutty, earthy and unctuous dip! Love the vibe of the patio - sat their even when it was 27degrees!!!!!! So you can imagine how much I like it!
Response: Thank you so much Pallavi! Hope to welcome you again soon!

Ana Paula Pellegrino: I love this place. The drinks are tasty, the rest of the patrons are fun, the DJs are really good and the dance floor is on fiiiiiiire! Always guaranteed a good time :)

9. Free State

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279 reviews
Free State
Location
4.5
Price/Quality
4.6
Service
4.5
Parking
4.5
Wifi quality
4.5

Address: 501B G St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM ⋅ Reopens 4PM

Telephone: +1 202-601-7216

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Ben: Fantastic bar and even better bartenders! Great locally sourced cocktails and beers. Would highly recommend if in the Chinatown area.

Erin Partlan: Nice atmosphere. Wasn't crowded when we went. Tried two specialty cocktails and they were ok, but regular cocktails were perfect.

Cami Pease: Great craft beer selection and cocktails. The menu rotates frequently which keeps things fresh. Fun ambiance and a wonderful staff.

Austin Graff: Free State is a cocktail bar in the basement of a Chinatown building right behind the Capital One Arena. You walk down steep stairs, show the bouncer your I.D., and you're in. The space itself is pretty big for a city like Washington, D.C. There are tables and plenty of bar seating. The menu is large with wine, beer, and unique cocktails. I also appreciated they have a sour ale on tap!

Sojung Na: Nice place So great cocktail And Taxes are included in a drink Great cocktail

Noah McKee: Cozy basement bar, all local drafts and spirits made on the east coast from North Carolina and up. No name brand drinks for the most part besides a few limited staples like patron, black label, jack Daniels, etc. Friendly regulars, small but great staff, good place for happy groups. Beer list constantly changes because they try to rotate a lot of local drafts. Stop in for sure if in DC

Janessa: Private party for our staff and the ambiance was beautiful. Perfect spot to rent out. The sandwiches and potato salad was great. Lots of beverage options. 🍾🍹🍸🍷🥃

Jessica Dalzell: Tasty beverages. Trivia on Sunday was great! The bartender and trivia host were both extremely nice.

Bianca Hutton: Chill place for drinks, cool interior but the orange crushes were highly disappointing- they were watery, weak and not served with a fresh pressed orange, instead a pre-mix was used. For $10, we expected a more high quality drink.

Joy Meldshisterz: Good place for some drinking sessions with some group of friends. The place is in a basement which is nice (kind of discreet drinking style) if you want to just simply chill out and relax.

10. Looking Glass Lounge

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Looking Glass Lounge
Location
4.4
Price/Quality
4.4
Service
4.5
Parking
4.4
Wifi quality
4.4

Address: 3634 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM ⋅ Reopens 5PM

Telephone: +1 202-722-7669

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Natasha Shokouhi: Stopped in for happy hour with an old friend. The place was empty and not too loud. Perfect for catching up. We shared the enormous portion of appetizer nachos, and had some cocktails. Definitely worth it! Service is great. Vibe is chill. They play old school hip hop - the classics! Shortly before we left, the crowd came in for the trivia. So perfect timing for us! A nice neighborhood spot!

Haywood Brookins: Found this little hole in the wall because the first Bar I went to had me ready to leave D.C all together. Music was good ,vibe was crazy and drinks was everything hidden gem in the DMV #JayandKiraapprove

Rodger Brown: One of my favorites in the city, and one of the few places where you can truly drink, enjoy, and not break your pockets (even paying for two). The staff is friendly and full of culture, and the patrons are respectful, cheerful and really connect with the staff, and the crowd. Don't forget to check out the downstairs + patio.

Jasper Travis: Except for the Doorman, this visit was a customer service fail. I walked in an hour before last call wanting to change my attitude about DC in terms of late night life (I lived in NYC for many years and have not given DC a chance to be its own thing vs a constant comparison to NYC). The vibe from the guests is so fun! The music is lit. The Doorman friendly...the bartender GARBAGE. Seen this basic b*** vibe before. The second he clocked that I wasn't a customer interested in knocking back shots and taking pictures with him for my IG feed, he stopped serving me. I had one glass of wine and was never able to get that second one--oh, wait! Not quite true: the bartender came over to me, poured a red wine, then said "oh, you wanted white," then drank the glass of red in my face in one glug, and then put my check down to get the eff out. He then proceeded to stagger around, clearly wasted. WOWWWWW. I will say, that bartender does match NYC in terms of jadedness. LOL. I'll try happy hour next time. 5:00 pm is probably that bartender's wake-up time anyway, so I can avoid him. Shame. I really felt welcomed by the music and that Doorman.

Miss Guided: Asked for a drunk bartender told me no then charged me 24 for 1 drink…

Hugh Wilkinson, II: Very chill environment with great service!

Gene B.: Low-key place by Howard. Service is ehhhhh but the vibe is really cool. Located close to a wing and pizza location as well.

Tommy Zoppa: Do you live in the neighborhood? Then don't come here unless escorted by a Park view resident, please. Also Wednesday burger deal is the best and brunch is the least packed best deal in the city!

Sev Velasquez: I wanted to kick it with some friends I haven’t seen since the pandemic began. The front door Man/Busser was very nice and explained to us that we had to sign in and include contact info. Our server/bartender Alexis was just amazing. Bathroom was clean. Area was clean. We had a great time. All around good vibes. I can’t wait to come back here.

Sky Deane: if live music was available,like everyday, I would be one happy camper! awesome neighborhood bar.

11. Jackpot

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Jackpot
Location
4.5
Price/Quality
4.4
Service
4.4
Parking
4.4
Wifi quality
4.4

Address: 726 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM ⋅ Reopens 4PM

Telephone: +1 202-628-5225

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Cody B: Nice little place to grab a drink , not too busy bartender beast attentive even tho I wasn't sitting at the bar

Joe: Great selection of beer, good happy hour and cool bartender. Plus free popcorn. Been coming here for years and this place sticks around. Down in the basement but good bar

Robert James: My wife and I stopped in here before going to see Tool and instantly loved the place. The bartenders were extremely nice and helpful and they were playing the best music. We will make it a point to stop here anytime we’re in the area.

Tod Bowen: Fun dive bar ‐ enjoyed my drink here. And the bartender was helpful and friendly.

Emily Kline: DO NOT COME HERE. HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED. Me and my friends (a group of 5) visited this bar on 4/4 around 0100. The security guy (John) came up and deicided to harass us (a group of women) for our IDs despite many people (parties of 10+, but male) coming through. My friend jokingly tried to have him guess our ages but he want having any of it. We awkwardly gave him our IDs, suggested he was being rude, and he promised us unlimited popcorn from the bar. After having our IDs checked (after we seated ourselves), Doug, the bartender was incredibly rude. We told him the situation and it was obvious he was peeved as he dragged the beer glass across the bar. He begrudgingly served us 2 beers and immediately turned his back towards us and walked away. I do feel like we were treated unfairly because a group of 4 men walked in right after us, never got ID’d and was immediately greeted by the bartender as “hey bro”. And never was asked for their IDs. I Do not Recommend this bar to anybody and I strongly suggest you stay away. So many better businesses you can give your money to.

Thomas T: Jackpot is a hole in the wall which serves local beers on tap and other assorted drinks. No food served but they'll give you fresh popcorn if you ask for it. Very friendly bartenders. Edit: nothing has changed, same bartenders, same vibe, my love for jackpot hasn't changed

Lorna Cole: Very authentic, amazing beer, unique people. Love it.

Vicenta Marcela: Nice place, bartender is so friendly. Beer bar and Cider are so great. My fiancé and me love this place, we always visit this place when we go to the downtown.

India Reed: The perfect place to go and have a drink alone. Very cost friendly and the bartenders are very knowledgeable if you don't know what to pick from the massive beer list. If you're hungry, they have popcorn to eat but nothing else. It isn't hard to find a bite in the area. I usually go next door to Chopt or grab a couple hamburgers from McDonald's when I leave. Literally across from the metro so easy to gerlt to as well.

Nick Marquardt: Really cool underground vibe (figuratively and literally). Good selection of beers and liquor.

12. Madam's Organ

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Madam's Organ
Location
4.3
Price/Quality
4.4
Service
4.3
Parking
4.3
Wifi quality
4.3

Address: 2461 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM ⋅ Reopens 5PM

Telephone: +1 202-667-5370

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Brad Badger: My girlfriend and I made sure to stop here after she had been here years ago and loved it. Our bartender Deborah was 10/10. She made some amazing drinks and was incredibly great to us. We got an appetizer sampler and the fried fish bites were absolutely killer. Live music was great as well. Cool vibes and great service. I will definitely stop by Madams Organ again the next time I am in DC!

Eve Breier: Lovely atmosphere! The music is good, bartenders are friendly, nice mix of club-like dance floor upstairs, seated area on the middle floor, and a bar/performance area downstairs. It has it all. Also pretty funky decor all over.

James Bladen: I really wanted to try this place and menu sounded good, but waited over 15 minutes or more for someone to take my order and never did! I asked the bartender if someone was going to wait on my table and I could not hear what his response was, he just mumbled something. I was being as patient as possible and understand places are short staffed. There was a big table of around 10 people upstairs and I was by myself downstairs, I guess that explains it. The bartender was more interested staring at his phone than making sure his customers were taken care of. I was going to order a large order and I do tip good, but sorry, you just lost a customer and me recommending a place if you ignore solo diners like that.
Response: Sorry it didn’t work out for you. We are having labor issues but that is no excuse

Stacy Walker: Awesome spot, easy bar, and amazing entertainment! Check them out on Tuesday nights for great live music

Marieke Kooymans: Worst service we've ever had.. We were a group of 4 and came for dinner and to perform at the open mic. We were completely ignored when we came into the bar, even though it was quiet. At some point we just sat down and when the waitress finally came we asked for cocktails.She threw (literally) a crumpled stained cocktail menu on the table that looked as if it was taken out of the trash. She later explained they don't serve cocktails anymore which maybe explains..? We felt pretty invisible during dinner, it took a long time to order food/drinks and our plates weren't cleared away. We made a pile ourselves of the dishes and napkins ,and when dessert came the pile was cleared away, but the waitress took off the used napkins and put them back on the table for us to reuse. We ordered 2 desserts and got 1, but decided to let it go and just ask for the bill. We tried to get the attention of the waitress but failed. After 20 minutes we walked around to find her and asked her to pay. She looked at us and then ignored us and walked away. it felt very disrespectful. We considered leaving cash on the table and just leaving (risking the cash to be taken by someone else in a now crowded bar). The kitchen porter then came by to clear the rest of our table and we asked him for the bill as a final attempt. He was very friendly and helped us. The waitress then told us the price to pay but we asked for a receipt. She seemed very annoyed and finally arranged a receipt. It took us in total at least one hour and a lot of effort to pay! At this point we did not feel welcome and just went home without playing at the open mic.

Ieshia E. Butler: Food was just ok. Nothing to write home about. I am from the Caribbean and was expecting the soul food to be a bit more flavorful. The waitress was really nice and the menu was affordable.
Response: Maybe you wanted Caribbean food and not Soul food

Amanda: Great dark chilled atmosphere. Multiple floors with a partially covered roof top bar. Live bands. Friendly speedy service. Reasonable food and drink prices. Pool table available.

SHIKATSE KPANYAA: Great Place to have fun in DC. Live bands, hip-hop and country. Three different dance floor at the same place. Judy go to where you wanna have fun. They don't have meals so get something to eat around

DiiJay Victorious: Great place. Bouncer is cool and ppl are sociable. Bands are cool. Beware atmospheres change momentarily and without notice (not for badly, just different crowds)

Alison Scott: Loved the live music, bartender was so friendly! Amazing vibes - so glad we stopped in here. One of my favorite stops while visiting DC

13. Death Punch

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Death Punch
Location
4
Price/Quality
4
Service
4.1
Parking
4
Wifi quality
4

Address: 2321 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM ⋅ Reopens 12PM

Telephone: +1 202-450-2151

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Yuliya Tk: Thank you server so much for letting our big group pay separately! I always try to make sure to tip at least 20-25% when it happens (and ask everyone else the same!) Drinks weren't as warm, but it was semi warm outside, even though it was a cold day. Sushi were average. But Christmas themed bar was very very cool!

Nick Grippin: I feel compelled to write a review of the bar sans pop-up or special season. For $20/person, we were basically treated like royalty. No wait, seats right at the bar, and fantastic bartenders. The unlimited drinks deal is a steal, after two drinks you're already even with most bars in DC. The bartenders even told us about the service charge unprompted, which was a major plus. The bar was not crowded for a Saturday night and we never had to wait to get refills. Definitely a hidden gem compared to some of the bars on the same block. Would highly recommend.

Chelsea Cassell: The Miracle pop-up was fun, neat decorations. We tried three of the cocktails and didn't really like any of them. We had two waiters, one was awesome and friendly, one very much less so. Overall would hang out for 1 drink for the ambiance, but plan to go elsewhere for the majority of the night.

Joveria Javed: We went for happy hour Friday night and the bartender was extremely unprofessional. He spilled the drink he gave me and then was tending to other people, which is fine. But every time he was free, we would raise our hands. We were not belligerent. Then he YELLED at us about stopping and then finally came to help us order. Please teach your bartenders to not yell at just anybody. Maybe don’t drink on the job.

Ashley Reynolds: Miracle pop up at Death Punch - the only good part was the holiday decor. Overall, it was so much better last year. Clear that they were so unprepared for this pop up. The food menu was incredibly limited (4 sushi roll options, fried chicken, brussels sprouts, and some meat skewers). Every drink is around $16 each. Drinks served to us were not ours and we let our server know. They took the wrong drinks we drank out of back when they brought the correct ones and said 'policy won't let you keep them' really hope others were not served those drinks!!! We were told that they were out of all of the Miracle shots. Couldn't buy the Miracle drink mugs because they hadn't been delivered yet (we came early on in the date range that Miracle is running specifically because last year we were too late and the mugs were sold out). They took our number, but it was so disorganized I seriously doubt anyone calls when the shipment comes in. Only 1 payment method allowed. Just an unprepared disorganized vibe all around for something that is supposed to be so fun.

Emma Rentz: A great addition to Admo! The staff is stellar, the food and ambiance are also great, and they have fun drinks. The all you can drink happy hours sounds super intriguing.

Christina Y: We went today for the Miracle bar and it was great despite the rain and outdoor only seating. They have a little patio area set up with a tent and heater with delicious Christmas themed drinks. Try the Naughty shot and the Christmas Carol Barrel. It tastes like the spirit of Christmas and made the season bright for me! We also tried the Koji Chicken and california roll. The koji was delish ! I hope to come back soon to try their other items.

Jesseca Makeup: Okay so..this was pretty disappointing, the pop ups prior to this one so far has been phenomenal. The decor this time around was kinda cheesy and uncomfortable compared to previous pop ups. But , I could deal with that because it was still festive nonetheless. What I couldn’t deal with was the expensive prices! I was honestly shocked at the prices after ordering. The drinks were meh , the food was “ok” . We ordered gingerbread cupcakes that were dry and tough. And walked out of there unimpressed after paying 180.00! They sneak a service charge in there and then expect for you to leave a additional tip. Think I’m good on this pop up for years to come.

Dani Brown: Had made a reservation to enjoy a nice dinner outside in an igloo with a few friends. While booking the reservation resy specified that we would have our own igloo and server. When we arrived for dinner the seating was just general tent seating outside with other guests. Our server took a bit of time to get over to us to take our drink orders, and with that being said she was extremely out of it. We had a group of ten and yes that is a lot of people to serve but everyone’s drinks came at different times and some people didn’t get there drinks till 30 minutes after they had ordered. The food came before most of our drinks and we had to remind our server we ordered drinks a couple of times. The owners were very nice and another server helped us out with a few things. The food was good. I understand they had a Christmas pop up bar inside the venue but either way it was a bit of shame our experience was what is was. Hopefully they can do something about the speed of drinks and other than that food was good.

Natasha Hansen: Enjoyed a delicious cocktail. Their streetry is nice and warm! With friends we shared the fried chicken, dragon roll, peppers and edamame. The fried chicken was amazing! Everything was delicious and service was great! I do wish they had more winter-y cocktails!
Response: Thank you! Miracle, our Christmas themed pop up bar starts next week 11/26-12/31! Be sure to come back and try any or all 10 holiday cocktails!!

14. Red Derby

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806 reviews
Red Derby
Location
4.6
Price/Quality
4.5
Service
4.5
Parking
4.5
Wifi quality
4.5

Address: 3718 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM ⋅ Reopens 5PM

Telephone: +1 202-291-5000

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QDotDizzle: Prob the best time I had in DC was at this place, super dive and by dive I mean no disrespect, just a cool place that had a killer playlist and good cheap drinks! Great place whether you go with someone, a group, or solo... you're gonna be there and have fun and meet people... mixed crowded, young and old...
Response: QDotDizzle, Respect!

Parker King: My favorite bar in the whole USA so far, and I don't say that lightly. What it lacks in decor it makes up for in cheap drinks, awesome staff, and sheer character. For 5 or so years this was the favorite hangout of myself and my college buddies, and to this day I always pay a visit when I'm in town on leave. If you're looking for a fun, relaxing atmosphere and a bar that is unapologetic about what it is, then look no further. Never change Red Derby, I'm dead serious, never change.
Response: Thank you Parker!!!

Aja Mynxx: Though we enjoyed the vibe here, and the cool beer selection, doesn't seem like this is where you come for yummy, homemade food. I ordered a BBQ bacon cheeseburger.. the presentation was cool, but it was pretty overcooked and lacked any seasoning, even with me specifically asking if they can season it. Instead, I ended up with some very less than appetizing looking chicken tenders. The fries were pretty tasty.

Meaghan Gallagher: Go with a group of friends. Get a round of picklebacks. Then lucky picks. They'll give each of you random beers, and if you have a group you can swap so everyone is happy

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.

te strickland: One of the best bars I've been to in DC. Friendly awesome staff, great outdoor seating and wonderful shots. I recommend the lemon pepper fries!
Response: Thank you te!

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.

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
Response: Thank you Chato!

Ricky Webster: My favorite bar in DC. The staff is incredible and you won't find a better deal in the city than their lucky picks. Cheers
Response: Thank you Ricky!!!

tristan ellsworth: Only lived around the corner for a month and I already love this place. It's one of those wildly fun and unpretentious neighborhood bars that are becoming super rare in DC these days. Chicken tendies!
Response: Thank you Tristan!

15. Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar

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Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar
Location
4.4
Price/Quality
4.5
Service
4.4
Parking
4.4
Wifi quality
4.4

Address: 1104 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM ⋅ Reopens 5PM

Telephone: +1 202-555-1212

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India Lindsay: Great for dancing and affordable drinks!! Only bar I’ve found so far offering a great environment and $6 bar drinks. Small but fun dance floor upstairs. Went on a rainy Friday night and it wasn’t too crowded. The majority of people were dancing and having a great time. DJ played songs we all knew and took requests.

Justin Soundwaves: Friendly respectful bartenders Safe but rowdy weekend with music spinning upstairs Week notes are more intimate but still energetic...always good music downstairs and up ... Down stairs is rock records of all genre on nice speakers upstairs rap and pop (only weekend) on pa Is usually get Pabst but I’ve seen whiskey enthusiast come in and enjoy a variety of flavors. Also lost my wallet there one night and no one even took it was on the floor next day with all items inside

Samantha Horn: Love this place! It’s definitely my go-to for a drink with friends my neighborhood. I love sitting on the patio area and upstairs on the patio to have conversations and a chill vibe. Then the inside for a loud club-type atmosphere. Best of both worlds!

Axel Wiksten Färnström: Had a great visit on a Monday. Hector in the bar offered equally great beer recommendations and conversation. Nice atmosphere, we enjoyed the mystique in the bar as well as the back patio. Hidden gem!

Jerry Glose: It's ok. Kind of a dive bar (1st floor) mixed with a trashy dance floor (2nd floor) to give you the best of two separate worlds? It was odd. I was uncomfortable on the dance floor as it was tiny and horribly designed. The bar on the first floor was a lot more tolerable but again, it was a dive.

Morrill Wimbush: Professional, courteous bartendersWeekend safe yet boisterous with music playing upstairsWeek notes are more personal yet still lively.

Ankz Patel: Me and my friends love the back patio. We had a blast here. Gonna go back again!

Timothy Abdella: Whiskey Yes… and an amazing selection of German beer… Tucher, Gaffel, Radeberger…

Brooke Powell: Kind of dark and dive-y but if you’re into that vibe I’d say go for it. The cheapo whiskey flight is cool - The Awesomeness is dangerous. I like the patio. The dance floor was mad crowded, some girl was rubbing her butt on me, some other girl was begging my bf to dance with her but we successfully gave her our friend Mark instead. Now you know.

Cinnamon Bunny: A great little place that you might miss if you're not specifically looking for it! It's the one with the purple lights. A bar downstairs and a dance floor upstairs after 10:00. We mostly hung in the bar. They have a great beer list and of course a good whiskey selection. If you like your drinks fruity and frozen do try The Awesomeness. It's delicious and strong. The bartenders are friendly and chatty(if you want to chat), especially if you go in early before it gets really busy. Not that they stop being friendly after it gets busy, they just have less time to chat of course! It also seems to be a little haven for queer people in the neighborhood so while there are plenty of cishet couples that come in I also felt happily enough surrounded by my own people to let my guard down a little. Great bar. Oh, and it was very sparkly, and I do love sparkles!

16. Morris American Bar

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246 reviews
Morris American Bar
Location
4.4
Price/Quality
4.4
Service
4.5
Parking
4.4
Wifi quality
4.4

Address: 1020 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 1AM ⋅ Reopens 5PM

Telephone: +1 833-366-7747

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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
Response: Hi Martin! We are ecstatic to hear you found us all the way from Europe-- it was our pleasure having you! Thank you for taking the time to try our selection of cocktails and for this detailed review (we know a cocktail connoisseur when we meet one)! Looking forward to seeing you in the future !

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!
Response: Neil, thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that you had a great experience and we hope to see you again soon!

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
Response: We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with Morris! Thank you for this great review!

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.

Jeff Wilson: All of the staff (especially Rhine and Rita) are absolutely amazing. I'd previously rated Morris 4 stars several years ago but they've definitely earned all 5. Fabulous cocktails, they can make anything you're feeling in the mood for. Always be on the look out for their special events, especially when they do Filipino food.
Response: Thank you for your kind words and 5-star review, Jeff! Looking forward to seeing you back with us in the future!

Rachel Lipton: The space was thoughtfully designed with a great bar but the drinks were a bit of a letdown - certainly not bad but I was expecting something a touch more exciting (I know they rotate monthly so I’ll be back to try some new ones soon) The vibe was also a touch quiet/empty which was a bit of a bummer since we were celebrating but perhaps it would have been better if we were there earlier or later

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!
Response: Thank you so much Adam! So glad you enjoyed your experience.

byron subero: ..... my friends are the worst. They keep sending me places to go to. This was a nice spot. Drinks and the bartender was on point. Ask for Rita. She's a mixologist
Response: Hi Byron, sorry about your friends, but glad you discovered Morris!

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.
Response: Thank you for your review and your support Mohan!

17. barmini by José Andrés

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389 reviews
barmini by José Andrés
Location
4.8
Price/Quality
4.7
Service
4.7
Parking
4.7
Wifi quality
4.7

Address: 501 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5PM

Telephone: +1 202-393-4451

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Mark Blanchard: Cute and private looking place with only a handful of tables. Great decoration. We got the flight of drinks - amazing experience. It's 5 drinks per person, and most of them are prepared table side and involve smoke, liquid nitrogen, and other cool ways of making drinks. We also ordered several appetizers. Great presentation but a little too fancy for my taste.

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.

Elliott Temkin: Delightful bar experience! They were kind enough to be able to fit us in without a reservation even when they were fully booked on a Saturday night (though they turned many folks after us away, so I wouldn't count on getting in that way). Tried six drinks between us and they were all excellent. Creative. Balanced. Flavorful. They even gave us a sample of the peanut rum they produce in house and it was divine. Had a couple small bites (grilled cheese and wagyu tartare) and they were exceptional too. Well worth a visit!

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.

Justin Searle: If you like cocktails and tasting menus, this is a must hit place! Go for the paired cocktails your first visit, which you won't regret. On your second visit, go for the à la carte menu so you can fully explore their custom cocktail menu.

Diana Brody: Wow, this series of beautiful, fancy little snacks and cocktails (or mocktails) felt like we'd gone to a bewildering show. Each plate was so carefully constructed and delicious. My favorite bites were the wagyu tartare on shiso tempura and the cherry blossom marshmallow, but our group legitimately argued over what the best snack was. The drinks were also incredible- I actually went with mocktails, and holy moly I've never had such amazing drinks. It is expensive, that's not a surprise, but if you want to spend the money on performance-level food and drinks, this place is amazing.

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.

18. the Gibson

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the Gibson
Location
4.4
Price/Quality
4.5
Service
4.4
Parking
4.4
Wifi quality
4.4

Address: 2009 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, United States

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6PM

Telephone: +1 202-629-1081

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Leo Liu: A very very cute speakeasy. Our server Dwayne was most friendly and offered to help us take our one year anniversary picture. Ordered two rounds of drinks and was very satisfied with the dealer's choice.

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

Ian Patrick: Such a fun place! It's super hidden, and I've probably walked past it a dozen times and never realized it was there. The outside is really discreet. The inside is incredibly classy, and the drinks are really unique. I enjoyed all of the drinks I tried, and our waiter was incredibly helpful explaining all of the unique ingredients and the flavors we could expect. He was super helpful helping us decide from so many great options.

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.

Emily Park: Speakeasy with seasonal craft cocktails. You can sit at the bar, the booths, the tables, or at the patio. The music wasn't too loud, but it can be a little loud when it's crowded. The candle-lit atmosphere adds to the speakeasy vibes. There are two unisex bathroom stalls that are pretty clean.

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.

19. Round Robin Bar

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Round Robin Bar
Location
4.5
Price/Quality
4.5
Service
4.6
Parking
4.5
Wifi quality
4.5

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

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM

Telephone: +1 202-628-9100

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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.

Ray Hendrick: Friendly service. Great drinks. Awesome history. A perfect place for after dinner drinks during your visit to DC. Try the Mint Julep or the Bee's Knees.

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.

Sue D: Every evening I've ever spent here has been epic. This past time, we got to know half the bar (as per usual here), and there was a great jazz trio playing Christmas music in the lobby. The Willard has the prettiest Christmas decorations in town every year. If you have company coming in from out of town (any time of year), be sure to bring them here. Don't miss the room at the top of the long red staircase that tells about the history of The Willard. MLK Jr finished his "I Have a Dream" speech here.

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.

Hue Tran: Went to the place for a drink and dessert. Service was horrible. I was eating on my dessert and the lady walking passed my table and just grabbed my dessert plate without saying anything, none of the " are you done with this? Or can I take this? Was happened.

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.

Joey Emmitte: An amazing topshelf selection! And you can't beat the amount of history in this quaint bar.

20. Denson Liquor Bar

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Denson Liquor Bar
Location
4.6
Price/Quality
4.5
Service
4.5
Parking
4.5
Wifi quality
4.5

Address: 600 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 1AM ⋅ Reopens 4:30PM

Telephone: +1 202-758-3867

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Linda L: It definitely passes the vibe check. The decor and dark wooden accents coupled with the dim lighting and rows of glistening bottles of liquor are just 👌🏼 The foods they offer are perfect for a quick bite and a drink. No complaints about their vast drink selection, and I've only tried their grilled cheese and caviar bites which were great. It's simple but flavorful. I did see they offer a few small desserts that I can't wait to try next time.

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.

James B: The cocktails are spot on here and reasonably priced for the area. Cool aesthetic, felt like a a hot spot bar you'd find in NYC. I didn't try and food though

Val: Unfortunately, the prices and the way everyone acts here does not match the quality of food and drinks. I'd come here for the swanky dark atmosphere, order a drink or two, then move on for food and other drinks.

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

Khoi Nguyen: Great small speak easy with awesome drinks. Staff is so friendly and very talented bartenders. Place is really dark but easy to navigate around. Food wise the oysters, fries, cheese board and pretzel are a must order bar type food. Drinks everything that has whiskey order here because it's delicious

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!
Response: Thanks Dane, you rock! All the staff thought you two were great and we all love Denisha too. She's fantastic. Come back and see us soon!

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.