Best Bars by Type

Beach Bar

Cantina Marina
 
Beach Bar
 
 
Southwest/Waterfront
Clare and Don's
 
Beach Bar
 
 
Falls Church
Nick's Riverside Grille
 
Beach Bar
 
 
Georgetown

Beer Bar

Black Squirrel
 
Beer Bar
 
 
Adams Morgan
Brasserie Beck
 
Brasserie
Beer Bar
Belgian Food
 
 
Downtown/McPherson Square
ChurchKey
 
Beer Bar
American Food
 
 
Logan Circle
Galaxy Hut
 
Beer Bar
 
 
Clarendon
Granville Moore's
 
Beer Bar
Belgian Food
 
 
H Street NE/Atlas District
Mad Fox Brewing Company
 
Brewpub
Beer Bar
 
 
Falls Church
Rustico
 
Beer Bar
American Food
Pizza
 
 
Old Town Alexandria
Rustico
 
Beer Bar
American Food
Pizza
 
 
Ballston
Saint Arnold's Mussel Bar
 
Beer Bar
Belgian Food
 
 
Downtown/Midtown
The Big Hunt
 
Dive Bar
Beer Bar
 
 
Dupont Circle

Biergarten

Biergarten Haus
 
Biergarten
German Food
 
 
H Street NE/Atlas District
Garden District
 
Biergarten
Barbecue
 
 
Logan Circle

Blues Club

Madam's Organ
 
Blues Club
 
 
Adams Morgan

Bocce

Black Jack
 
Bocce
Pizza
Seafood
 
 
Logan Circle

Brasserie

Bistro du Coin
 
Brasserie
French Food
 
 
Dupont Circle
Brasserie Beck
 
Brasserie
Beer Bar
Belgian Food
 
 
Downtown/McPherson Square
Lyon Hall
 
Brasserie
French Food
German Food
 
 
Clarendon

Brewpub

Bluejacket
 
Brewpub
 
 
Navy Yard/Nationals Stadium
Capitol City Brewing Co.
 
Brewpub
 
 
Downtown/Metro Center
Capitol City Brewing Co.
 
Brewpub
 
 
Shirlington
Franklin's
 
Brewpub
Pizza
American Food
 
 
Hyattsville
Mad Fox Brewing Company
 
Brewpub
Beer Bar
 
 
Falls Church

British Pub

The Brixton
 
British Pub
Lounge
Rooftop Bar
 
 
U Street Corridor

Cocktail Bar

2 Birds 1 Stone
 
Cocktail Bar
Asian Food
 
 
Logan Circle
Barmini
 
Cocktail Bar
Lounge
Modern Food
 
 
Penn Quarter
Church and State
 
Cocktail Bar
 
 
H Street NE/Atlas District
Eddy Bar
 
Cocktail Bar
Raw Bar
Seafood
 
 
Capitol Hill South
Fiola
 
Cocktail Bar
Italian Food
 
 
Penn Quarter
Firefly
 
Cocktail Bar
American Food
 
 
Dupont Circle
Gin Joint
 
Cocktail Bar
 
 
Woodley Park
Harold Black
 
Cocktail Bar
Speakeasy
 
 
Capitol Hill South
Mockingbird Hill
 
Wine Bar
Cocktail Bar
Spanish Food
 
 
Shaw
Off the Record
 
Cocktail Bar
 
 
Downtown/Farragut Square
Proof
 
Wine Bar
Cocktail Bar
American Food
 
 
Gallery Place/Chinatown
PX
 
Cocktail Bar
Speakeasy
 
 
Old Town Alexandria
Rogue 24
 
Cocktail Bar
Lounge
Modern Food
 
 
Convention Center
Round Robin Bar
 
Cocktail Bar
Lounge
 
 
Downtown/Metro Center
St. Regis Bar
 
Hotel Bar
Cocktail Bar
 
 
Downtown/McPherson Square
The Gibson
 
Cocktail Bar
Speakeasy
Tiki Bar
 
 
U Street Corridor
Wisdom
 
Cocktail Bar
 
 
Capitol Hill South

Dive Bar

Hank Dietle's Tavern
 
Dive Bar
 
 
Rockville
Quarry House Tavern
 
Dive Bar
Neighborhood Bar
 
 
Silver Spring
The Big Hunt
 
Dive Bar
Beer Bar
 
 
Dupont Circle
Vienna Inn
 
Dive Bar
 
 
Vienna

Games

Atlas Arcade
 
Games
 
 
H Street NE/Atlas District
Breadsoda
 
Games
 
 
Glover Park
Buffallo Billiards
 
Pool
Games
 
 
Dupont Circle
H Street Country Club
 
Mini Golf
Games
Mexican Food
 
 
H Street NE/Atlas District
Spider Kelly’s
 
Games
Pool
 
 
Clarendon
The Board Room
 
Games
 
 
Dupont Circle

Gay Bar

Nellie’s Sports Bar
 
Sports Bar
Gay Bar
Rooftop Bar
 
 
U Street Corridor

Hotel Bar

Degrees Bar & Lounge
 
Hotel Bar
 
 
Georgetown
Quill
 
Hotel Bar
Lounge
 
 
Downtown/Midtown
St. Regis Bar
 
Hotel Bar
Cocktail Bar
 
 
Downtown/McPherson Square

Irish Pub

Fado
 
Irish Pub
 
 
Gallery Place/Chinatown
Irish Inn at Glen Echo
 
Irish Pub
 
 
Glen Echo
Limerick Pub
 
Irish Pub
 
 
Wheaton
McKeever’s Pub
 
Irish Pub
 
 
McLean
Samuel Becket's Irish Pub
 
Irish Pub
 
 
Shirlington
The Dubliner
 
Irish Pub
 
 
Union Station

Lounge

Barmini
 
Cocktail Bar
Lounge
Modern Food
 
 
Penn Quarter
Bourbon Steak
 
Lounge
American Food
Steakhouse
 
 
Georgetown
Eighteenth Street Lounge
 
Lounge
Nightclub
 
 
Downtown/Midtown
Evening Star Café
 
Neighborhood Bar
Lounge
American Food
 
 
Del Ray
Härth Lounge
 
Lounge
 
 
Tysons Corner
Napoleon Bistro & Lounge
 
Nightclub
Lounge
 
 
Adams Morgan
Poste
 
Restaurant Bar
Lounge
American Food
 
 
Penn Quarter
Quill
 
Hotel Bar
Lounge
 
 
Downtown/Midtown
Redwood
 
Restaurant Bar
Lounge
 
 
Bethesda
Restaurant Eve
 
Restaurant Bar
Lounge
American Food
 
 
Old Town Alexandria
Rogue 24
 
Cocktail Bar
Lounge
Modern Food
 
 
Convention Center
Round Robin Bar
 
Cocktail Bar
Lounge
 
 
Downtown/Metro Center
Sidebar
 
Lounge
 
 
Silver Spring
Tabard Inn
 
Lounge
 
 
Dupont Circle
The Brixton
 
British Pub
Lounge
Rooftop Bar
 
 
U Street Corridor
The Lobby Lounge
 
Lounge
 
 
Georgetown
The Source
 
Lounge
Asian Food
 
 
Judiciary Square

Mini Golf

H Street Country Club
 
Mini Golf
Games
Mexican Food
 
 
H Street NE/Atlas District

Music Venue

9:30 Club
 
Music Venue
 
 
U Street Corridor
Blues Alley
 
Music Venue
 
 
Georgetown
Hill Country Barbecue Market
 
Music Venue
Barbecue
 
 
Penn Quarter
Iota Club & Café
 
Music Venue
 
 
Clarendon
Rock & Roll Hotel
 
Music Venue
Nightclub
 
 
H Street NE/Atlas District
The Hamilton
 
Music Venue
 
 
Downtown/Metro Center
U Street Music Hall
 
Nightclub
Music Venue
 
 
U Street Corridor

Neighborhood Bar

A&D Bar
 
Neighborhood Bar
 
 
Convention Center
American Ice Co.
 
Neighborhood Bar
Barbecue
 
 
U Street Corridor
Arlington Pub
 
Neighborhood Bar
 
 
Clarendon
Bar Pilar
 
Neighborhood Bar
American Food
 
 
U Street Corridor
Boundary Stone
 
Neighborhood Bar
 
 
Bloomingdale
Busboys & Poets
 
Neighborhood Bar
 
 
Mount Vernon Triangle
Busboys & Poets
 
Neighborhood Bar
 
 
U Street Corridor
Busboys & Poets
 
Neighborhood Bar
 
 
Shirlington
Busboys & Poets
 
Neighborhood Bar
 
 
Hyattsville
Cafe Saint-Ex
 
Neighborhood Bar
Nightclub
 
 
Logan Circle
Evening Star Café
 
Neighborhood Bar
Lounge
American Food
 
 
Del Ray
Green Pig Bistro
 
Neighborhood Bar
American Food
 
 
Clarendon
Hunter's Head Tavern
 
Neighborhood Bar
 
 
Upperville
Liberty Tavern
 
Neighborhood Bar
American Food
Pizza
 
 
Clarendon
Lola’s Barracks Bar & Grill
 
Neighborhood Bar
 
 
Capitol Hill South
Looking Glass Lounge
 
Neighborhood Bar
 
 
Columbia Heights
Maddy's
 
Neighborhood Bar
 
 
Dupont Circle
Meridian Pint
 
Neighborhood Bar
 
 
Columbia Heights
Outta the Way Café
 
Neighborhood Bar
 
 
Rockville
Quarry House Tavern
 
Dive Bar
Neighborhood Bar
 
 
Silver Spring
Red Derby
 
Neighborhood Bar
 
 
Columbia Heights
The Argonaut
 
Neighborhood Bar
 
 
H Street NE/Atlas District
Wonderland Ballroom
 
Neighborhood Bar
Nightclub
 
 
Columbia Heights

Nightclub

Cafe Saint-Ex
 
Neighborhood Bar
Nightclub
 
 
Logan Circle
Clarendon Ballroom
 
Nightclub
 
 
Clarendon
Eighteenth Street Lounge
 
Lounge
Nightclub
 
 
Downtown/Midtown
Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar
 
Nightclub
 
 
H Street NE/Atlas District
Marvin
 
Nightclub
Belgian Food
Southern Food
 
 
U Street Corridor
Napoleon Bistro & Lounge
 
Nightclub
Lounge
 
 
Adams Morgan
Rock & Roll Hotel
 
Music Venue
Nightclub
 
 
H Street NE/Atlas District
U Street Music Hall
 
Nightclub
Music Venue
 
 
U Street Corridor
Wonderland Ballroom
 
Neighborhood Bar
Nightclub
 
 
Columbia Heights

Piano Bar

Banana Café & Piano Bar
 
Piano Bar
Cuban Food
Puerto Rican Food
 
 
Capitol Hill South

Pool

Buffallo Billiards
 
Pool
Games
 
 
Dupont Circle
Spider Kelly’s
 
Games
Pool
 
 
Clarendon

Reggae Bar

Patty Boom Boom
 
Reggae Bar
 
 
U Street Corridor

Restaurant Bar

Acadiana
 
Restaurant Bar
Creole/Cajun Food
 
 
Downtown/McPherson Square
Ambar
 
Restaurant Bar
Balkan Food
 
 
Capitol Hill South
Black’s Bar & Kitchen
 
Restaurant Bar
Seafood
 
 
Bethesda
BLT Steak
 
Restaurant Bar
Steakhouse
 
 
Downtown/Farragut Square
Central Michel Richard
 
Restaurant Bar
American Food
 
 
Penn Quarter
Food Wine & Co.
 
Restaurant Bar
American Food
 
 
Bethesda
Founding Farmers
 
Restaurant Bar
 
 
Foggy Bottom
Founding Farmers
 
Restaurant Bar
 
 
Potomac
Fuego Cocina y Tequileria
 
Restaurant Bar
Mexican Food
 
 
Clarendon
Johnny’s Half Shell
 
Restaurant Bar
Seafood
 
 
Union Station
Masa 14
 
Restaurant Bar
Latin Food
 
 
Logan Circle
Matchbox
 
Restaurant Bar
Pizza
Burgers
 
 
Capitol Hill South
Matchbox
 
Restaurant Bar
Pizza
Burgers
 
 
Gallery Place/Chinatown
Matchbox
 
Restaurant Bar
Pizza
Burgers
 
 
U Street Corridor
Matchbox
 
Restaurant Bar
Pizza
Burgers
 
 
Merrifield
Matchbox
 
Restaurant Bar
Pizza
Burgers
 
 
Rockville
Mussel Bar
 
Restaurant Bar
Seafood
 
 
Ballston
Mussel Bar
 
Restaurant Bar
Seafood
 
 
Bethesda
Oyamel
 
Restaurant Bar
Mexican Food
 
 
Penn Quarter
PassionFish
 
Restaurant Bar
Seafood
 
 
Reston
Poste
 
Restaurant Bar
Lounge
American Food
 
 
Penn Quarter
Range
 
Restaurant Bar
American Food
 
 
Friendship Heights
Redwood
 
Restaurant Bar
Lounge
 
 
Bethesda
Restaurant Eve
 
Restaurant Bar
Lounge
American Food
 
 
Old Town Alexandria
Ripple
 
Restaurant Bar
American Food
 
 
Cleveland Park
Vermilion
 
Restaurant Bar
American Food
 
 
Old Town Alexandria
Vidalia
 
Restaurant Bar
Southern Food
 
 
Downtown/Midtown

Rooftop Bar

Beacon Bar & Grill Sky Bar
 
Rooftop Bar
 
 
Downtown/Midtown
Nellie’s Sports Bar
 
Sports Bar
Gay Bar
Rooftop Bar
 
 
U Street Corridor
Pacifico Cantina
 
Rooftop Bar
 
 
Capitol Hill South
POV Lounge
 
Rooftop Bar
 
 
Downtown/Metro Center
The Brixton
 
British Pub
Lounge
Rooftop Bar
 
 
U Street Corridor

Russian Bar

Mari Vanna
 
Russian Bar
Russian Food
 
 
Downtown/Midtown
Russia House
 
Russian Bar
 
 
Dupont Circle

Speakeasy

Harold Black
 
Cocktail Bar
Speakeasy
 
 
Capitol Hill South
PX
 
Cocktail Bar
Speakeasy
 
 
Old Town Alexandria
The Gibson
 
Cocktail Bar
Speakeasy
Tiki Bar
 
 
U Street Corridor

Sports Bar

Hard Times Café
 
Sports Bar
Chili Parlor
 
 
Clarendon
Nellie’s Sports Bar
 
Sports Bar
Gay Bar
Rooftop Bar
 
 
U Street Corridor

Tiki Bar

The Gibson
 
Cocktail Bar
Speakeasy
Tiki Bar
 
 
U Street Corridor

Whiskey Bar

Bourbon
 
Whiskey Bar
 
 
Adams Morgan
Bourbon
 
Whiskey Bar
 
 
Glover Park
Jack Rose Dining Saloon
 
Whiskey Bar
 
 
Adams Morgan
Southern Efficiency
 
Whiskey Bar
Southern Food
 
 
Shaw

Wine Bar

Cork
 
Wine Bar
American Food
 
 
Logan Circle
Dickson Wine Bar
 
Wine Bar
Eclectic Food
 
 
U Street Corridor
Eat the Rich
 
Wine Bar
Raw Bar
 
 
Shaw
Evo Bistro
 
Wine Bar
 
 
McLean
Grapeseed
 
Wine Bar
American Food
 
 
Bethesda
Iron Bridge Wine Co.
 
Wine Bar
American Food
 
 
Columbia
Mockingbird Hill
 
Wine Bar
Cocktail Bar
Spanish Food
 
 
Shaw
Northside Social
 
Coffeehouse
Wine Bar
American Food
 
 
Clarendon
Proof
 
Wine Bar
Cocktail Bar
American Food
 
 
Gallery Place/Chinatown
Screwtop Wine Bar
 
Wine Bar
Comfort Food
 
 
Clarendon
Sonoma
 
Wine Bar
American Food
 
 
Capitol Hill South
The Wine Kitchen
 
Wine Bar
American Food
 
 
Leesburg
The Wine Kitchen
 
Wine Bar
American Food
 
 
Frederick