Penn Quarter / Chinatown

The neighborhood of Penn Quarter, typically mentioned  along with the misleadingly named Chinatown (more like Chinablock), is perhaps DC’s most urban area. Thousands of folks flock to the area on a regular basis to check out Wizards and Capitals games, concerts, WWE matches, and other events held at the Verizon Center; tourists find it convenient when sightseeing on the Mall.  This arena, since it opened in late 1997, has helped transform this area into one with scores of bars and restaurants. PQ has the most beer-centric bars in the city, along with perhaps the most sports bars. I’m defining the hood to include everything between 4th & 10th Streets between Massachusetts & Pennsylvania Avenues (roughly between C & K).

(I have not visited the bars in italics)

Yard House  ¤ Restaurant, Chain, Beer
Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant
 ¤ Chill, Irish Bar, Sports Bar, Chain

miXX (Renaissance Washington) ¤ Hotel
The President’s Sports Bar (Renaissance Washington) ¤ Hotel, Sports Bar 
City Tap House ¤ Restaurant, Beer, Chill
Cuba Libre ¤ Restaurant, Dancey, Loungey
Cure Bar and Bistro ¤ Hotel

Crimson Whiskey Bar  ¤ Barred in DC Pick, Cocktails, Live Music, Basement
Crimson View ¤ Rooftop Bar, Chill,
Bar 615 ¤ Cocktails, Live Music
Wok and Roll
 ¤ Restaurant, Karaoke

Irish Channel ¤ Divey, Outdoor Space
Flight Wine Bar ¤ Wine Bar, Loungey, Chill
Bar Deco ¤ Barred in DC Pick, Restaurant, Roof Deck, Chill
Daikaya ¤ Restaurant, Cocktails
Free State ¤ Barred in DC Pick, Beer, Cocktails, Chill
Denson Cocktail Bar ¤ Cocktails, Chill, Loungey, Basement

Jackpot Tavern ¤ Barred in DC Pick, Beer, Chill, Basement
Rocket Bar ¤ Divey, Sports Bar, Games, Basement
Circa  ¤ Restaurant, Chill
Clyde’s of Gallery Place ¤ Restaurant, Chill

Lucky Strike ¤ Games
Bar Louie ¤ Chill, Worst Bar in DC

The Greene Turtle ¤ Chill, Sports Bar
District Chophouse & Brewery ¤ Restaurant, Beer
Boardwalk Bar ¤ Chill, Games, Basement

barmini by Jose Andres ¤ Barred in DC Pick, Cocktails
Dirty Habit ¤ Cocktails, Outdoor Space, Restaurant
Ultrabar ¤ Dancey

Hill Country Barbecue ¤ Restaurant, Chill, Live Music
Penn Social ¤ Sports Bar, Dancey, Games, Basement
b burger bar ¤ Restaurant, Beer, Outdoor space
Penn Quarter Sports Tavern ¤ Chill, Sports Bar, Outdoor Space
The Partisan  ¤ Restaurant, Beer, Cocktails


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