Washington bars & lounges you'll love
Top bars & lounges in Washington, DC
Looking to wind down in DC? There are a wide variety of bars and lounges to choose from. Just take a trip to Stimson Center or the Downtown area and you’ll find everything from wine to old fashions. There are pubs that serve food and cocktails and exciting dance clubs with the best mixologists in the city. No matter how you want to spend the evening, there is a perfect spot in DC for you.
Enjoy a relaxing evening over craft beer with your co-workers or gather all your besties for a night of glitz and glam. Whether you’re searching for a quiet spot to catch up or a bar with a live DJ, both are available here. Casual wine bars, breweries, and stylish nightclubs are sprinkled throughout the city ensuring you’ll have plenty of options.
If you find yourself hungry after a night out, many pubs, taverns, and grills are open late to serve up crispy french fries, burgers, sandwiches, and more. No matter what kind of night you’re enjoying, whether it’s a date or an adventure with the squad, food, fun and trendy drinks are all on the menu in Washington, DC.
Must-try bars & lounges in Washington
PIZZA • SMOKED SALMON • SALADS • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
1101 4th Street Southwest, Washington
|Station 4 Wings||$22.00|
Phoenix Rub or Buffalo Sauce
|Crab & Artichoke Dip||$22.00|
Artichoke Hearts, Parmesan-Swiss Cheese Blend, Grilled Bread
|Roasted Half Chicken||$35.00|
Served with Mashed Potatoes, Grilled broccolini , Jus
La Jambe Union Market - Union Market
1309 5th St NE, Washington
The cattle in this steep region between the Vosges and Jura mountains get fat from lush green pastures. Sweet, nutty, and superior melting capabilities make this cheese chef-friendly.
A semi- hard nutty cow’s milk cheese
A great melting cheese from high in the Alps, Morbier is traditionally made from both the milk gathered in the morning and the milk gathered in the evening. The evening cheese was protected from dirt and insects by placing a layer of spruce ash on top of it. The milk from the net morning’s milking is then placed on top, producing the striking horizontal line directly through the middle of the cheese.
|Customizable Gift Basket||$37.00|
Customizable gift basket.
Base price includes a woven basket with 3 cheeses, wrapping paper and ribbon.
Customize your basket by adding goodies listed below
SALADS • SANDWICHES • GRILL • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
1319 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington
8 oz burger, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion. Comes with fries, upgrade to onion rings or salad $1!
|Steak & Cheese||$14.00|
Strip steak thinly sliced with chopped mushrooms, onions, provolone and Philly style Wiz; served with fries. Upgrade to onion rings or salad $1
|Shrimp Alfredo Linguini||$20.00|
Linguini, shrimp, mushroom, and broccoli in a creamy alfredo sauce
Root & Sprig
7115 13th Pl NW, Washington
|Miss Vickies: BBQ||$1.50|
PIZZA • GRILL • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
Hawk n Dove
329 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington
Fries, barbecue, honey mustard, or ranch
|All American Burger||$15.00|
American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion
|1/4 lb Wood Fired Meatball||$13.00|
Pork & beef, mozzarella, parmesan, marinara, toast points
The Parthenon Restaurant Inc.
5510 Connecticut Ave Nw, Washington
Traditional greek soup made with egg, chicken, lemon, and rice.
Greek Village salad made with: Green peppers, red onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata greek olives, pepperoncini peppers, and feta cheese. Served with Greek dressing on the side.
Open-faced sandwich over pita bread. Served with fries, tomatoes, onions, and tzatziki sauce.
Emissary - 2032 P ST NW
2032 P ST NW, Washington
|El Smoothie Verde||$9.00|
fresh mango, banana kale spinach, avocado honey, coconut milk
Seasonal Counter Culture Selection
organic scrambled eggs, avocado, queso fresco, gluten free wrap
Adan's oaxacan salsa
FIG & OLIVE - DC
934 Palmer Alley NW, Washington
|Rainbow Carrots & Sweet Potatoes||$17.00|
Hummus, Toasted Seeds & Nuts, Pomegranate, Tahini & Harissa Oil.
|Ferrarelle Sparkling Water||$11.00|
750 ml Bottle
Riviera Vegetables “Au Jus”, Feta Cheese, Black Olives, Capers, Grilled Filone Bread.
CR NoMa - Wing Lab Ghost Kitchen
140 M Street, NE, Washington
|Matzah Ball Soup||$9.00|
16oz of chicken vegetable soup, served with 2 matzah balls
hand cut russet potatoes, cumin garlic salt
house ground brisket burger, bacon onion compote, swiss, cheddar, chipotle mayo, shredded iceberg
*ALL BURGERS COOKED TO MEDIUM, UNLESS OTHERWISE REQUESTED
3201 New Mexico Ae NW, Washington
romaine, feta, olives, cucumbers, red onion,
pepperoncini, pita croutons, red pepper
buffalo or honey sriracha, cg ranch
SMOKED SALMON • SEAFOOD
791 Wharf Street SW, Washington
|Pulpo a la Plancha||$30.00|
Galician style octopus seared on the plancha, olive oil fried potatoes, seasoned with smoked pimentón. Served with creamy garlic alioli.
|Pastel de Queso||$18.00|
Yuzu Basque-Style Caramelized Cheesecake, Stone Fruit, Anise Hyssop Cream
|Garbanzos con Espinacas||$18.00|
Stewed chickpeas, Moroccan spices, wilted spinach, toasted pine nuts, and lemon zest. *Vegetarian*
Rocklands BBQ DC
2418 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington
|Baby Back Ribs Whole Rack||$38.99|
|Chopped Pork Sandwich||$7.99|
|Macaroni & Cheese||$0.00|
1344 H Street NE, Washington DC
Spinach, feta, & dill between layers of buttery phyllo dough. 3 pieces per order.
Lamburger grilled to order on a brioche bun with barrel-aged feta, Sumac onions, & toum served with salad.
Cucumber, tomato, red onion, parsley, vinaigrette
PASTA • SALADS • SANDWICHES
Lupo Verde Osteria
4814 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington
Pomodoro sauce, salame calabrese, fresh mozzarella
Cucumber, Red Onions, La Tur Cheese, Croutons, Chives, Cherry Vinaigrette.
Pacheri pasta, Ground Beef, Red Wine, Tomato Passata.
All-Purpose - Shaw
1250 9th Street NW, Washington
tomato, mozz, pepperoni, Calabrian chili honey, basil
tomato, beef meatballs, ricotta, Sicilian hot sauce, fresh oregano
*meatballs contain gluten and dairy
whipped ricotta, mozz, taleggio, parm, truffle honey, chives. Add a bottle of rose for a perfect pairing.
BBQ • GRILL • FRENCH FRIES
Stadium Sports Bar + Smokehouse
300 Tingey St SE, Washington
|8 BONELESS WINGS||$10.00|
Fried & tossed in: mild, hot, mumbo, bbq, old bay, sweet chili, or naked
Salmon burger, red onions, chipotle lemon aioli, served with chips sub fries for $3
|Classic Cheese Burger||$14.00|
lettuce, tomato, red onions, american cheese, served with chips sub fries for $3
RedRocks - Columbia Heights
1036 Park Rd, Washington
|RedRocks Sausage Pizza||$19.00|
Tomato sauce, fontal cheese, housemade fennel sausage, roasted sweet peppers, spicy calabrian chiles.
|Six Shooter Pizza||$22.00|
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, housemade fennel sausage, kalamata olives, red onion.
Cremini mushrooms, fontina cheese, caramelized onions, garlic, parsley.
SANDWICHES • HAMBURGERS
3000 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington
|Fired up Chicken||$15.00|
spicy coated chicken tenders / dill pickles / tomato / romaine / garlic aioli / brioche
|Kids Cheese Toasty||$13.00|
gouda cheese / sharp cheddar cheese / sourdough / french fries
spiced pork-butt/ celery fennel slaw/ aleppo pepper/ garlic aioli/ rocket/ ciabatta
El Chucho - 3313 11th St NW
3313 11th St NW, Washington
Corn on the cob "Mexican Street Style"
|GUACAMOLE CON TODO||$11.50|
Guacamole "con todo" (Avocado, onion, jalapeno, tomato, and jicama) served with chips and house salsa
|CAMERONES (2 TACOS)||$11.50|
Adobo fried shrimp, mango jicama salad, roasted jalapeno aioli
Tosca DC - 1112 F St. NW
1112 F St. NW, Washington
Grilled & Tossed w/ Pickled Red Onions & Chives
2 Pan-Seared Wild Sea Scallops, Roasted Cauliflower Puree, Romanesco Sauce, Kaluga Caviar
Bluefin Tuna Crudo, Preserved Tuna, Tonnato Sauce of Pureed Anchovies, Capers & Carrot
Immigrant Food+ - 925 13th St. NW
925 13th St. NW, Washington
Adobo spiced chicken on kale, rice noodles, broccoli, peanuts, bean sprouts, jalapeño, mango. Served with a pho vinaigrette.
Inspired by immigrants from the Middle East, this is the most refreshing drink you can imagine! Think: fresh mint, lemons, and honey. No added sugars!
|Old Saigon Sandwich||$16.00|
Banh Mi with a twist! Adobo chicken, Asian slaw, chile garlic mayo and a drizzled Asian dressing on a pretty toasted baguette.
The Prime Rib - Washington, DC
2020 K Street NW, Washington
Little Gem Lettuce, Olive Oil Croutons,
Grana Padano, Anchovy Dressing
|Our Famous Potato Skin Basket||$16.00|
originated by us in 1965, served with horseradish sauce
|USDA Prime NY Strip||$84.00|
3221 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington
|Maple Cinnamon Granola (12 oz)||$8.50|
12 oz bag, VEGAN!
On house-made potato bun with farm egg, cheddar cheese & optional sausage or brisket.
On house-made potato roll with american & emmenthaler cheese, bread & butter pickles, seared onion, mustard & remoulade
425 Eye St NW, Washington
|Khao Soi Gai||$18.00|
Egg noodles, chicken thigh,
scallions, red onions,
Northern Thai curry paste. Spicy
|Chicken Green Curry||$18.00|
Chicken, green & red peppers,
sweet basil, green beans,
Thai eggplant, Asian pumpkin,
Central Thai chili paste (Spicy) (GF)
ground shrimp, rice paper,
sweet chili sauce.
Bar Chinois DC
455 Eye St, Washington
|Char Siu Chicken Rice||$18.00|
Canto honey BBQ chicken on white rice, red soy sauce, soy egg, red swiss chard, ginger chimichurri, toasted sesame
|**GF** Garlic Chives Gao||$9.00|
Fried chives dumplings in cubes, sambal chili, dark soy sauce, pickled onions (vegan + gluten free - not celiac friendly due to cross contamination of fry oil)
|Salt & Pepper Shrimp||$12.00|
4 prawns, garlic, ginger, scallions, szechuan peppercorn, Shaoxing wine, pepper
PIZZA • PASTA
1908 14th Street NW, Washington
Beef and Sausage Meatballs, Tomato Passata, Parmigiano Reggiano
Rocket Salad, Tomatoes, Red Onion, Parmigiano Reggiano, Aceto Balsamico.
|La Diavola Pizza||$17.00|
Tomato passata, mozzarella, spicy soppressata salame, Calabrian chili oil.
SANDWICHES • GRILL • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
Boundary Stone Public House
116 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC
|Fried Brussels Sprouts||$10.00|
sprouts, romesco sauce, Grana Padano, squeeze lemon
your choice of our famous Honey-Hot sauce, whiskey BBQ, or garlic habanero sauce. Served with celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing.
Vegetarian version of our wings with your choice of our famous Honey-Hot sauce, whiskey BBQ, or garlic habanero sauce. Served with celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing.
*can be made Vegan with regular hot sauce*
TACOS • SANDWICHES • FRENCH FRIES • STEAKS
Taqueria Habanero - DC
3710 14th St NW, Washington
Homemade corn shell tortilla with black beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, queso fresco, crema fresca, and your choice of protein.
|Guacamole & Chips To-Go||$7.00|
Side Fresh Guacamole & Corn Tortilla Chips
Chihuahua cheese with spicy Mexican chorizo and rajas poblanas.
Chef Geoff's West End
2201 M St NW, Washington
buffalo or honey sriracha, cg ranch
bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, chipotle aioli
SALADS • FRENCH FRIES • STEAKS
Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar
1736 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington
|Galette des Rois||$20.00|
Will be available starting Saturday, January 7, 2023
Serves six persons
Soft meringue served with "creme Anglaise", sliced almonds and caramel sauce.
|Medaillons De Boeuf Poelles||$35.00|
Pan seared beef medallions, creamy polenta, mushroom jus & veggie du jour