Week(s) in Review – 4/14 – 4/28

Sorry-I was still recovering from a tremendous weekend in Portland, Oregon, one of the great eating & drinking destinations in the U.S. so missed on a weekly roundup last week. I'll combine it this week. If I've missed anything, like always, you're welcome to email me at barredindc@gmail.com for suggestions New Reviews: One of my … Continue reading Week(s) in Review – 4/14 – 4/28

J&G Steakhouse – Wine Bar & Patio

J&G Steakhouse - Wine Bar & Patio, website, Facebook, Twitter, 515 15th St. NW (15th and Pennsylvania near G), open 5-11p (Sun-Thu) 4p-midnight (Fri.-Sat.) + lunch non-Sunday, est. 2009 [Yelp] [Update 6/22/13: Wine Bar and newly constructed bar upstairs to be renamed Bar 515, opening in mid-September] The W Washington hotel, with a location a block from … Continue reading J&G Steakhouse – Wine Bar & Patio

The Big Hunt

The Big Hunt, website, Facebook, Twitter, 1345 Connecticut Ave. NW (b/t Dupont Circle & N St, near 18th and N), opens at 4p (weekdays) 5p (weekends), HH 4-7p weekdays, est. 1992 [Yelp, WaPo, Beeradvocate, Tripadvisor] Perhaps the most polarizing bar in all of the District, the Big Hunt (one of prolific-bar owner Joe Englert's first bars, it opened in 1992) … Continue reading The Big Hunt

Garden District

Garden District (formerly Standard), website, Twitter, 1801 14th St. NW (14th & S), opens at 5p (weekdays) noon (weekends), closes at 2a (Fri-Sat), 1a (rest of week), closed Mondays except during summer months, est. 2011 [Yelp, WaPo, Tripadvisor] Previously an open lot to pick up plants and little trees, the incredibly popular Garden District (formerly Standard) … Continue reading Garden District

Smith Point

Smith Point, website, Facebook, Twitter, 1338 Wisconsin Ave. NW (at O St. NW), 202-333-9003, open 10:30a-3p Fri-Sat, est. 2000 [Yelp, Complex City Guide, Washington City Paper] Possibly the most infamous bar in DC (surpassing even McFadden’s), Smith Point is the closest thing to a UVa frat party in DC.  Opened way up Wisconsin Ave. in Georgetown back in 2000, … Continue reading Smith Point

Darlington House – Cantina Pub

Darlington House - Cantina Pub, website, Facebook, Twitter, 1610 20th St. NW (20th and Q), 202-332-3722, opens at 4p (weekdays) 11:30a (weekends), HH 4-7p weekdays, est. 2009 [Yelp] Just north of the Dupont Circle North/Q Street entrance, this basement bar-known as Cantina Pub, though I’ve never heard anyone call it anything except Darlington House-opened up … Continue reading Darlington House – Cantina Pub