16 "Eating At The Bar" restaurants in Washington DC.
Maybe you forgot to make a reservation for your date, or maybe you just want to dine solo without being surrounded by two-tops filled with other people on dates. Whatever the reason, you probably occasionally find yourself with the need to eat the bar. Here are the restaurants perfect for doing so.
The phenomenal tapas and fun times here might be the best example of what Jose Andres has done for DC eating.
Hit Oyamel in Penn Quarter for delicious Mexican food in a fun space.
The Ferris Bueller of DC restaurants, The Royal is cool without trying too hard. Come for great Colombian food and cocktails.
All-Purpose is a neighborhood spot in Shaw with excellent Italian antipasti and some good pizza.
Sushi Taro in DC can be as casual or as fancy as you need it to be. Have a low-key dinner at the bar, or do the omakase for a special occasion.
A casual and cheap Mexican spot with excellent tacos, corn, and drinks.
Estadio’s tapas will be familiar if you’re used to eating Spanish food, but it will be better. Use Estadio to woo sources, dates, or anyone else.
There are plenty of places to get ramen in DC, but Haikan is doing it a bit differently. Try it for a casual dinner next time you're in Shaw.
Timber is a casual pizza spot in Shaw that's great for a low-key dinner or a group-hang outside.
A no-fuss Mexican joint where you can wash down great food with impressive drinks.
Declaration is right near Nats Park and has a wide-ranging menu and a daily Happy Hour so it’s perfect for a group dinner or brunch before a game.
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.
Yona is a ramen spot in Arlington that plays Biggie and works for a date or dinner with a friend.
Ghibellina is a neighborhood Italian spot in Logan Circle. You’ll come for the pizzas and pastas, but stay for the cozy vibes and friendly service.