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.
Team InfatuationJuly 11, 2018
This new location of All Purpose in the Navy Yard is serving pizza and Italian appetizers on the water, and is a quick walk to Nats Park.
In an unmarked house on S Street, Left Door is our favorite cocktail bar in DC. Pro-tip: make friends with the bartenders.
Zach NerenbergJanuary 11, 2018
It gets crowded on the weekends, but El Rey is a reliable spot for after work drinks and Mexican food around U Street.
Joe BrantlingerOctober 25, 2017
Lyon Hall can solve most of your eating dilemmas in Arlington. The German food and multiple levels work for a date, group drink, or catch-up 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.
Joe BrantlingerSeptember 27, 2017
Denson Liquor is a 1920’s-style lounge that’s perfect for a quality cocktail before or after a show at Capital One Arena.
EatBar is our go-to for happy hour on Barracks Row.
Marisa DunnAugust 4, 2017
Screwtop is a wine bar that doesn’t suck in Clarendon. Use it for an early date, or to convince your parents your taste has matured.
Joe BrantlingerAugust 2, 2017
Liberty Tavern is Clarendon’s utility restaurant - use the American spot for dates, dinner with the parents, or a meal at the bar.
Don’t just hit Bluejacket before a Nats game - the Navy Yard brewery is a great spot for a group hang and even a casual date.
Joe BrantlingerJuly 17, 2017
Fainting Goat isn’t great, but you’ll end up here at some point. When the time comes, go heavy on the drinks and light on the food.
Zach NerenbergApril 14, 2017
Iron Gate in Dupont is known for its prix-fixe dinner, but we like it best for drinks and a light bite.
Sandra RubinchikFebruary 3, 2017
A Thai restaurant with a made-for-date night tasting menu.
Zach NerenbergOctober 25, 2016
Part trendy clothing store, part Cambodian/Thai restaurant, Maketto might just be the coolest spot in DC right now.
Chris StangAugust 16, 2016
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.
Zach NerenbergAugust 16, 2016
Hit Oyamel in Penn Quarter for delicious Mexican food in a fun space.