Drinks & A Light Bite
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There are a few floors to DC9, but we prefer the rooftop that has a good view of U Street.
American Ice Company
Head to American Ice Co. on V Street for some of the city's best nachos and a nice patio to eat them on.
Churchkey is a reliable spot around Logan Circle for good beer and some light bites. If you’re with a group, be prepared to stand.
Jack Rose Dining Saloon
There's a full dining room at Jack Rose, but we like this U Street Corridor spot more for the enclosed rooftop. Get a whiskey cocktail.
Martin's is one of the oldest restaurants in Georgetown. And while the American/pub food is fine, you're really here for the history lesson.
Paolo’s is one of the few reasonably-priced places for drinks and a light bite on Wisconsin in Georgetown.
Where To Go For Drinks And A Light Bite
Our picks for when you need good drinks and good food.
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
Yes, Cuba Libre is cheesy. But it’s also fun. Take a date or a group to the Metro Center spot for something different than your basic Italian go-to's.
Clare and Don’s Beach Shack
The tiki theme at Clare and Don's is mildly cheesy, but the drinks and Mexican food are great. Head to the Falls Church spot for your next Happy Hour.
Despite being in the middle of Adams Morgan craziness, Roofers Union is a great restaurant/bar/rooftop for a casual drink or dinner.
For a casual beer with some food in Georgetown, head to The Sovereign.
Baba is a cocktail bar with some food that's a reliable spot for a first date in Clarendon.
Sotto is one of the more low-key bars around 14th Street, and the live jazz and good cocktails make it a good place to end the night.
Denson Liquor Bar
Denson Liquor is a 1920’s-style lounge that’s perfect for a quality cocktail before or after a show at Capital One Arena.
Northside Social is a coffee shop by day and a wine bar at night. If you live in Arlington, it will come in handy at least once a week.