Even if you’re not bar hopping around 14th Street, finishing your night with a drink at Sotto is always a good idea. You get to the hidden-in-plain-sight spot through an entrance right next to Pearl Oyster Dive, and once you’re inside, you’ll find live jazz, excellent cocktails, and some small plates if you’re hungry. Grab a seat at one of the communal tables and be grateful you’re not waiting in the line at American Ice Co.
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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.
Try Black Jack for a casual pre-going out group dinner on 14th Street. We endorse the bucket of fried chicken.
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Froggy Bottom is a mix of Vietnamese and bar food, and it’s surprisingly great for some low-key pho.
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.
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Rose’s Luxury is one of DC’s best restaurants, according to pretty much everyone. Get ready to get in line.
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