If you’re looking for some food before going out on 14th Street, try Black Jack. It’s a classic DC spot above Pearl Dive with red velvet walls and booths. It’s a fun spot for a group dinner, and no one will need to double check their bank account balance before ordering another round of drinks. As for food, we recommend the bucket of fried chicken, the BLT sandwich, and any of the pizzas.
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Birch & Barley
When you want a good beer but don't want to sacrifice good food, head to Bitch & Barley in Logan Circle. It's the best of both worlds.
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.
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A highly attractive spot located on the highly trendy Blagden Alley, The Dabney will impress both your date and your Instagram followers.
Rose’s Luxury is one of DC’s best restaurants, according to pretty much everyone. Get ready to get in line.
A classic that can be used for dates or heavy drinking. Maybe even at the same time. The food’s great too.
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All-Purpose is a neighborhood spot in Shaw with excellent Italian antipasti and some good pizza.
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.
Not sure what you want? Compass Rose is the move. The Logan Circle spot serves small plates inspired by street food from all over the world.
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