If you’re planning on day drinking, a stop at Dacha should be on the agenda. The year-round outdoor beer garden in Shaw serves a rotating mix of local and German beers and snacks, and even though it will inevitably get packed, it’s always a fun time. Head here for an afternoon, and you’ll probably end up sticking around until dinner.
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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.
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The Fainting Goat
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.
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ANXO Cidery & Pinxtos Bar
Anxo is a “cider” garden/bar/restaurant in Shaw. Come on a date and split a few small plates, or for a group hang when it’s nice out.
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