Dupont Circle

One of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the city (and where Barred in DC set up shop from 2006-2015), the expansive Dupont Circle hood contains a diversity of mini-areas and bar scenes: the bridge/tunnel crowd who frequent the Midtown “Club Central” area centered around 18th & M, the original gay strip of 17th Street, the chill, relaxed spots on the western side, or the solid mix of mostly chill bars north of the Circle which draw an older crowd.
(I have not visited the bars in italics)

North Dupont

McClellan’s Sports Bar (inside Hilton) ¤ Hotel Bar, Chill, Sports Bar
TDL (inside Hilton) ¤ Hotel Bar, Chill
Russia House
¤ Loungey
McClellan’s Retreat ¤ Barred in DC Pick, Cocktails, Chill
Glen’s Garden Market ¤ Grocery Store, Chill, Beer
Larry’s Lounge
 ¤ Gay, Outdoor Space
Lauriol Plaza ¤ Restaurant, Roof Deck, Outdoor Space
Rebellion ¤ Beer, Cocktails, Roof Deck, Outdoor Space
Bar Charley ¤ Barred in DC Pick, Cocktails, Chill, Outdoor Space
Bistro du Coin ¤ Restaurant
The Board Room DC ¤ Barred in DC Pick, Chill, Games
Bistro Bistro ¤ Restaurant
Maddy’s Bar and Grille ¤ Sports Bar, Chill, Beer
Darlington House – Cantina Pub ¤ Chill, Outdoor Space
Mission ¤ Restaurant, Dancey, Outdoor Space
Gazuza ¤ Loungey, Hookah Bar
Circa ¤ Restaurant, Outdoor Space
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe ¤ Chill, Beer, Outdoor Space
Bar Dupont ¤ Loungey, Outdoor Space

West Dupont

Bier Baron ¤ Divey, Beer, Basement Part
The Fireplace ¤ Gay
Aura Lounge DC at Marrakesh
 ¤ Loungey, Hookahs
Urbana ¤ Hotel Bar, Loungey, Basement
Scion ¤ Restaurant, Chill, Outdoor Space, Beer
Pizzeria Paradiso ¤ Restaurant, Beer, Outdoor Space
James Hoban’s ¤ Irish, Chill, Outdoor Space
Firefly ¤ Hotel Bar, Restaurant, Loungey, Cocktails, Outdoor Space


The Front Page ¤ 22 Year Olds, Dancey, Outdoor Space
Buffalo Billiards ¤ Sports Bar, Chill, Outdoor Space, Basement
The Big Hunt ¤ Barred in DC Pick, Divey, Chill, Roof Deck, Beer, Partially in Basement
Café Citron ¤ Loungey, Dancey, Partially in Basement
The Sheppard ¤ Cocktails, Loungey
The Gryphon ¤ Restaurant, Loungey
Kabin ¤ Loungey, Dancey
The Manor ¤ Loungey, Dancey
Madhatter ¤ 22 Year Olds, Dancey, Meat Markety, Outdoor Space
DGS Delicatessen ¤ Restaurant

Tabard Inn ¤ Hotel Bar, Cocktails
Beacon Bar-Skybar ¤ Hotel Bar, Outdoor Space, Roof Deck
Topaz Bar ¤ Hotel Bar
Iron Gate ¤ Restaurant, Outdoor Space

St. Arnold’s on Jefferson ¤ Restaurant, Chill, Beer
Heist ¤ Loungey

Dirty Martini ¤ Loungey, Roof Deck
Lucky Bar ¤  Divey, Meat Markety, Sports Bar, Outdoor Space
Rosebar ¤ Loungey, Dancey, Roof Deck
Public Bar ¤ 22 Year Olds, Meat Markety, Sports Bar, Loungey, Roof Deck
Eighteenth St. Lounge ¤ Meat Markety, Loungey, Roof Deck

Mari Vanna ¤ Restaurant, Loungey
EDGAR Bar & Kitchen ¤ Hotel Bar, Loungey
Bravo Bravo ¤ Dancey

Barcode ¤ Dancey, Loungey, Outdoor Space
The Meeting Place ¤
Divey, Dancey, Music Venue, Basement
Buckeye + Bear ¤ Live Music, Sports Bar, Dancey

Ozio ¤ Cigar Bar, Hookahs, Loungey, Roof Deck
Sign of the Whale ¤ 22 Year Olds, Meat Markety, Divey, Basement
1831 Lounge ¤ Chill, Basement
Parlay Sportsbar and Lounge ¤ Sports Bar, Loungey, Basement

Irish Whiskey ¤ Chill, Outdoor Space, Partial in Basement
Teddy and the Bully Bar ¤ Restaurant, Cocktails
Rumors ¤ 22 Year Olds, Meat Markety, Outdoor Space
Black Rooster Pub ¤ Divey
Mackey’s Public House ¤ Irish Bar, Chill, Outdoor Space
Recessions ¤ 22 Year Olds, Divey, Karaoke, Basement

17th Street

Duke’s Grocery ¤ Barred in DC Pick, Restaurant, Chill
J.R.’s Bar and Grill ¤ Gay
Fox and Hounds ¤ Divey, Chill, Outdoor Space
Up Bar at Hank’s Oyster Bar ¤
Restaurant, Cocktails
Dito’s at Floriana ¤ 
Restaurant, Cocktails, Basement
Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse ¤ Restaurant
D.I.K. ¤ Gay, Roof Deck
Cobalt / 30degrees ¤ Gay, Dancey, Outdoor Space


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