Brass Monkey / Spaghetti Garden / Roxanne’s / Peyote Cafe Fined $30,000 & Shut Down for Month

Brass Monkey aka Spaghetti Garden aka Roxanne's aka Peyote Cafe, the legendary Adams Morgan meat market, has been fined $30,000 and has had its liquor license suspended for 30 days for failing to keep books and records and qualify as a restaurant. The collection of connected bars in adjacent 18th Street rowhouses has been a … Continue reading Brass Monkey / Spaghetti Garden / Roxanne’s / Peyote Cafe Fined $30,000 & Shut Down for Month

Lucky Bar

Lucky Bar, website, Facebook, Twitter,  1221 Connecticut Ave. NW (at 18th & M), opens at 3p on weekdays (unless soccer event), typically 8a or earlier on weekends , HH 3-8 M-W, 3-close Th, 3-10p F, est. 1997 [Yelp, WaPo, Frommers] Arguably the best soccer bar in D.C. (though Fado may quibble), Lucky Bar has been treating futbol fans and 23 … Continue reading Lucky Bar

Local 16

Local 16, website, Facebook, Twitter, 1602 U St. NW, opens at 5p (weekdays) 11a (weekends), HH 5-8p weekdays, est. 2002 [Yelp, Tripadvisor, Washingtonian] From the Hilton Brothers, Local 16 sort of helped kickstart the transformation of the U Street Corridor to full-blown yuppie-dom when it opened in fall 2002 at 16th (hence the name, though … Continue reading Local 16

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

BlackFinn

BlackFinn, website, Facebook, Twitter, 1620 I St. NW, 202-429-4350, opens at 11a everyday, HH 4-7p weekdays, est. 2009 [Yelp, WaPo, Tripadvisor] Unlike most non-lounge/club bars in downtown DC (which really doesn't exist as a neighborhood, but it's roughly between 11th and 21st streets between E and L Streets for the purposes of Barredindc), BlackFinn draws … Continue reading BlackFinn

My Brother’s Place

My Brother's Place, website, Facebook, Twitter, 237 2nd St. NW (2nd & C), 202-347-1350, opens at 11a (weekdays) noon (weekends), HH 4-8p (M-F) 10p-close (Th-Fri) 12-9p (Sat) $15 all you can drink 9p-1a (Sat), est. 1980 [Yelp, WaPo, Tripadvisor] This hilarious dive on a random dead-endish block near the Capitol off Constitution Ave.  (right behind the Department of Labor), MBP is legendary (“FAMOUS … Continue reading My Brother’s Place