No matter when you go to Bar Meridian, you’re going to see a lot of people on dates. Whether they’re wrapped around the big U-shaped bar inside, or sitting at one of the many outdoor tables, there will be people meeting over drinks for the first, second, or ninth time and debating if they want to order the focaccia and the bologna sandwich (or what the “day old spaghetti” on the short food menu actually is). This is an ideal spot to stop at for a cocktail or glass of wine and some snacks, especially because it’s really the only great cocktail bar along this stretch of Washington Ave.