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

Salty Dog Tavern Soft Opens Today in Dupont

Salty Dog Tavern (1723 Connecticut Ave. NW (b/t R & S), Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, website) is set to open in the former Black Fox Lounge today, Tuesday, April 21st, in north Dupont Circle.  The lounge/restaurant will feature $4 specialty cocktails for its daily 4-7p happy hour; the spring cocktail list features $4 passion fruit sangria, blood orange mojitos, ginger margaritas, vodka … Continue reading Salty Dog Tavern Soft Opens Today in Dupont

Salty Dog Tavern Set to Open in Dupont to Replace Black Fox Lounge

Salty Dog Tavern is set to open in Dupont in the space previously occupied by Black Fox Lounge at 1723 Connecticut Ave. NW, Barred in DC has learned. This spot, in the northern part of Dupont between R & Streets, will replace the gay-0wned lounge that shuttered in December of last year. ABRA approved the liquor license … Continue reading Salty Dog Tavern Set to Open in Dupont to Replace Black Fox Lounge

No Liquor License for Saloon 45 / Swann Dive in Dupont

In a rare move, the Alcohol Beverage Control Board last Tuesday flat-out denied a tavern liquor license to Saloon 45 (which was seeking a name change to Swann Dive) in north Dupont Circle, as first reported by PoPville. The tiny low-key ground floor bar (840 square feet interior space, with room for 32 folks inside … Continue reading No Liquor License for Saloon 45 / Swann Dive in Dupont

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

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


GBD, website, Facebook, Twitter, 1323 Connecticut Ave. NW (just southeast of Dupont Circle), opens at 8a (weekdays) 10a (weekends) closed 2-4:30p everyday, no dinner Mon., HH 4:30-7 Tue-Sat., 9p-close Sun., est. 2013 [Yelp, WaPo, Washington City Paper] Fried chicken, doughnuts, and beer are three things that are stellar on their own. Still, one place dares to … Continue reading GBD

Buffalo Billiards

Buffalo Billiards, website, Facebook, Twitter, 1330 19th St. NW (just southwest of Dupont Circle), opens at 4p (weekdays) noon (weekends), HH 4-7p M-F, est. 1994 [Yelp, WaPo, Tripadvisor] Quite likely the largest sports bar in DC, Buffalo Billiards is also arguably the best, which says more about the quality of sports bars in DC than anything.  Opened … Continue reading Buffalo Billiards