So Long Iron Horse Tap Room, Long (?) Live Boardwalk in Penn Quarter

The Boardwalk, 507 7th St. NW (at E St), M-F open at 4p, Sat-Sun 2pish, HH 4-7p M-F Sat-Sun 2-5p, Twitter, website (est. 2019) Iron Horse Tap Room, the biker-themed Penn Quarter spot with games and a solid beer list, unceremoniously closed on Saturday October 26th, two months shy of a full decade in operation.The … Continue reading So Long Iron Horse Tap Room, Long (?) Live Boardwalk in Penn Quarter

Island Time Bar and Grill – DC’s Most Secret Bar Is Off the … GW Parkway.

Yes, the headline is true. Legally speaking, islands in the Potomac River between DC and Arlington/Alexandria are part of the District of Columbia. This includes Columbia Island, where'll you find the traffic circle opposite the Lincoln Memorial at the end of Memorial Bridge, and about 1.3 miles of George Washington Parkway towards I-395. Also on … Continue reading Island Time Bar and Grill – DC’s Most Secret Bar Is Off the … GW Parkway.

Duke’s Grocery Comes to Foggy Bottom

Duke's Grocery, 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW #3500 (at I), Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, website, est. 2019, 11a-late, HH Noon-7p M-F ($5 select beer & wine, rails) opens in Foggy Bottom on Thursday, May 30th. The new spot, which is still located at it's original location in Dupont Circle (17th & P, opened in Sept 2013; full … Continue reading Duke’s Grocery Comes to Foggy Bottom

Astoria Comes to 17th Street in Dupont

Astoria (1521 17th St. NW (b/t Q & P), 5p-2a Sun-Th, 5p-3a Mon, Instagram, Washingtonian), from Devin Gong and the folks that brought you the great cocktail + bao/dumplings/skewers H Street spot, Copycat Co., opened Wednesday, April 24th (as first reported by PoPville). This 17th Street spot, in the long-vacant space between JR's and Agora, … Continue reading Astoria Comes to 17th Street in Dupont

Idle Hands a Solid Addition to the H Street Scene

  [NOTE: This bar closed at end of September 2018]   Idle Hands [Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, 1236 H St. NE, open at 6p, est. 2018] is a solid addition to H Street from Hill bar owner Erik Holzherr. Idle Hands comes to the space that was the super (overly?) chill Church & State. Erik also ran Church … Continue reading Idle Hands a Solid Addition to the H Street Scene

Bar Roubaix, a New Hilton Brothers Concept, Opens Next Friday in Columbia Heights

Bar Roubaix, Facebook, Twitter, est. Dec 2017, 1400 Irving St. NW [open at 5p daily, closes at noon Mon-Wed, 1a Thu, 2a Fri-Sat] is slated to open Friday, December 8th (a previous version of this story said the 1st but this has been pushed back), in the old Acre 121 space at 14th and Irving … Continue reading Bar Roubaix, a New Hilton Brothers Concept, Opens Next Friday in Columbia Heights

Hill Prince: The Best Bar in DC Right Now.

Hill Prince, website, Facebook, Instagram, 1337 H St. NE, opens at 5p (weekdays), noon (weekends), HH until 7p everyday, closed Mondays, est. March 2017 [Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Washingtonian, Eater DC] Hill Prince is the best bar in DC right now. I've been to the newish H Street spot (opened back in March) at … Continue reading Hill Prince: The Best Bar in DC Right Now.

Thomas Foolery

Thomas Foolery, website, Facebook,  2029 P St. NW, opens at noon everyday, closes at midnight weekdays, 2a on weekends, HH (Angry Hour 5-7p daily, est. 2013 [Post (Carman), Post (Hahn) WCP (read this), HuffPo, Yelp] Indisputably the goofiest bar in DC, the uber-fun Thomas Foolery entertains those who stop by the snug basement spot in west Dupont on P Street with games and … Continue reading Thomas Foolery

Bar Charley

Bar Charley, Facebook, Twitter,  1825 18th St. NW (at Swann/T), opens at 4p on weekdays, 10a on weekends, closes at 11p Sun-Thu, midnight Fri-Sat, HH 4-6:30p M-F, est. 2013 [Post (Sietsma), Post (Hahn), InTheCapital, PoPville, Forking DC, Eater, Yelp] A welcome respite from the circus that is the nearby Lauriol Plaza, Bar Charley is one of my favorite places … Continue reading Bar Charley

Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Jack Rose Dining Saloon, website, Facebook, Twitter, 2007 18th St. NW, opens at 5p everyday, HH 5-7:30p M-F, est. 2011 [Yelp, WaPo, Washington City Paper, Washingtonian] Jack Rose, located at the far southern end of Adams Morgan at its border with Dupont and U Street, is my favorite non-dive bar in DC. With frequent events … Continue reading Jack Rose Dining Saloon