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Possibilities are encouaging

Don’t check the website. It is terrible but rumor has it that it is going to be updated soon... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Sarah M
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Overland Park, Kansas
via mobile
new Passenger is bigger and better

My partner and I went to the new Passenger location to try it out because we hadn't been for food... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
jg325
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WashingtonDC
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May 29, 2018
“Possibilities are encouaging”
Feb 3, 2018
“It’s a no from me. ”
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Don’t check the website. It is terrible but rumor has it that it is going to be updated soon. Instead go for a drink and good food in a neighborhood that is showing some possibilities for gastro-pub greatness. The executive chef is an up and...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This should not be called a “cocktail bar”. It’s just a regular bar with a grunge feel & hard rock music. The music was extremely loud, no one could hear each other or the waiters. Now I like loud music....if I’m in a night club...More

Thank JetSetz
Reviewed 10 January 2017

My partner and I went to the new Passenger location to try it out because we hadn't been for food. Overall, I much preferred this location to the previous one further down 7th Street from where they started. There's a lot more room here in...More

Thank jg325
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The soul of the passenger has died. Whereas once, the first iteration of this bar offered excellent service and quality drinks, this new larger version has music so loud that friends can't hear one another - and douchey, self important bartenders that yell at customers....More

Thank Peter30Downing
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Casual bar with good drinks. Quite different from the "first" passenger, but it's nice having more room!

Thank JacqConn
Reviewed 30 May 2014

So - have avoided it because I'm not into complicated cocktails and used to date someone who made their own bitters - and am over that whole scene. I'm not into the overthought cocktails / mixologist scene thriving in DC at the moment, but I...More

Thank Kirsten W
Reviewed 27 September 2013

Some friends and I went to The Passenger to celebrate a birthday, and overall I felt that it didn't live up to the hype that I had heard. I actually had heard a lot of good things about The Passenger from others, especially with it...More

Thank jg325
Reviewed 9 May 2013

The passenger is a lower key cocktail bar (by DC standards). They have great homemade cocktails and an very well thought out selection of draft and bottled beers. The food is also very good. I wouldn't go as far to say that it is a...More

Thank E617
Reviewed 30 April 2013

The Passenger is probably the best bar I've been to in DC, they have great beers and make amazing mixed drinks. It's a cool, laid back vibe in a city whose bar scene is often unnecessarily pretentious. The place is famous with locals and is...More

Thank Josh T
Reviewed 1 April 2013

The perfect spot for a night cap and a bite to eat. Casual, but more of an after dinner crowd than a hipsters in t-shirts crowd (which we really appreciated). Met up with some other people, grabbed the tables in the "hole in the wall"...More

Thank HipFLCat
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