In less than 24 hours, Donald Trump is going to become the commander and chief of the United States. Then, 48 hours later the grassroots movement Women’s March on Washington takes place. If you are staying in DC this weekend, consider escaping the craziness in one of these locally recommend bars.
The list of bars below are the top rated by locals on the City Walker app – free to download.
Open daily for lunch and dinner, The Ugly Mug serves top-quality classic American favorites like Mini Cheeseburgers and Brick Oven Pizzas. With its casual atmosphere, great food and 24 beers on tap, The Ugly Mug is just the place to relax and unwind. You can do it all watch your favorite sporting event, visit with old friends and meet new ones.
723 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Nestled in the heart of Adams Morgan in the Northwest Washington DC. Bourbon of Adams Morgan sits north of Florida Ave on 18th street Northwest and just south of Columbia road Northwest. They are conveniently located less than a 15 minute walk from both Duport Circle and Woodley Park metro station.
2321 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Q+G is an ode to the bars of old; classic American watering holes where the everyman gathered to share good drink and conversation with whomever happened to stride up to the bar. Where folks from all walks of life found common ground on which to stand still for a bit, pause and share a moment. Q+G embodies the spirit of creative types of an era coming together to converse about their individual crafts and the unique creative process that connected one to the other, whether it be journalists, poets, actors, novelists, or just the neighborhood raconteur. It is this feeling, this simple conviviality built on a foundation of solid cocktail bona fides that creates an atmosphere and a community that is an American Cocktail Bar.
2017 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Pinea’s hidden gem, Root Cellar Whiskey Bar, is located in the lower level of the W Washington DC’s Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. A collection of some of the world’s best whiskeys, award-winning scotches, rare bourbons, and local ryes line the brick archways of the bar while a cozy fire flickers nearby. Chef Barry Koslow’s Merenda (snacks) menu features sharable dishes, such as house made charcuterie, all which perfectly pair with the drink menu which includes barrel-aged cocktails and superb wines. Happy hour, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, features merenda and select sips for half price. In warmer months, the adjacent patio opens with outdoor seating and an unrivaled view of Pennsylvania Avenue in the heart of the nation’s capital.
515 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
EatBar is a reimagined tip of the hat to our eponymous neighborhood bar opened by Nathan Anda nearly decade ago in Arlington. It was there that Nate began his foray into butchery and craft charcuterie, the net of which gave form to Red Apron, the Partisan and B Side. Far from carbon copy, EatBar Capitol Hill nonetheless celebrates the original’s spirit, along with its jukebox, a portion of its zinc bar and a few other familiar touches – with a deliciously idiosyncratic menu backed by an extraordinary collection of wines, beers and spirits. We hope you enjoy this re-boot as much as we have putting it all together, and look forward to years of good food, good tunes and good times together.
415 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003