Clubs & Bars in Washington DC

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Clubs & Bars in Washington DC

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  • jm2hilo
    Hilo, HI104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked in for 7pm on a Tuesday night and we’re welcomed as we came in the door. After signing waivers electronically, we were promptly escorted back to our area. Manuel, a professional axe thrower (did not know that is a thing) coached us on technique and checked on us periodically during our session.
    Even though we were the oldest throwers by far and were really bad at it, everyone was welcoming and positive.
    Food and beer can be ordered from a server who rotates among all the stations. We did not try the food.
    Definitely a fun time regardless of age and skill.
    Written July 19, 2023
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  • Debbie H
    Chicago, IL111 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you’re looking for really good music and don’t mind standing up for a few hours, this is for you! Despite the pre-show long lines to get in, we got in quickly and easily. Bars were well stocked and well staffed, and convenient for getting drinks. Food was not too appealing (except for the chocolate 9:30 cupcakes) and it took forever to order. That was the only negative. Great atmosphere, friendly crowd.
    Written March 21, 2024
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  • saturdaydiner
    Newtown, PA348 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a find and what an experience at this classic bar. We came early for dinner at the Lafayette and were sent here for a drink. Perfect martini, nice wine and nice little nuts etc to nibble on at every seat. A step back in time.
    Written May 31, 2023
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  • James F
    Cranbury, NJ211 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Dubliner offers a fun, pub-like atmosphere for locals and tourists alike. Three rooms packed with people having a good time and decorated in images and memorabilia from and about Ireland are worth something. Without that Disneyesque attribute, however, the quality and price would make it a disappointment. A Shepherd's Pie should have enough heft to reward hard work chasing animals across hills and open pastures, but the one I had would barely satisfy a tired accountant. My wife had a fine Salmon Pastrami Sandwich, which tasted just as one would expect it to taste - a nice mixture of tastes and textures. That alone was worth the visit.
    Written March 31, 2024
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  • midlife London
    London, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really lovely staff. The lady bartender ( forgot her name ( was cheerful, efficient and gave us spot on tips for restaurants in DC. The beers were good and numerous board games on offer.
    Written October 18, 2022
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  • Brunoash26
    Virginia172 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My colleagues and I frequently visit this place. The service is excellent and the staff are very friendly. The happy hour is great and we enjoy our time, here just relaxing, having a few drinks and spending time with our friends and colleagues after work. I will continue to visit this place as I love the overall customer experience!
    Written September 3, 2019
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  • DianeO718
    New York City, NY11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    While visiting Washington, we wanted to get out of the downtown area for something different. Had truly good burgers and fries here, along with a great beer list. Not fancy, just feels like a fun pub. Awesome pickles! No kids' menu, but 8yo liked her burger very much (and 15yo old finished it for her.) Georgetown is strangely quiet by 9 pm so suggest going here much earlier to have full city vibe.
    Written April 14, 2022
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  • JR Capri
    Washington DC, DC26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely give this bar a 5/5. Staff was welcoming and friendly. The infused tea cocktail was wonderful. The manager introduced himself (Doug) and made sure we were comfortable.
    Written July 8, 2023
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  • 23dj
    Las Vegas, NV12,117 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice outdoor venue ideal for pregame and postgame. There was a live band which was cool too and cold beers to drink as well
    Written September 9, 2023
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  • mikekap24
    Boston, MA58 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is definitely special. It's got a great vibe and I love the live music. Beyond that it's unique - but is that enough?

    The menu sounded phenomenal. it was okay. The service was good, the atmosphere was fun, the prices were reasonable - I have no real complaints about our experience here but would I go back? probably not. I can say that I've been there, drank there, ate there - and I think that's enough!
    Written January 10, 2020
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  • switzerspoint
    Appleton, Wisconsin96 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were staying nearby and stumbled upon the bar our first day. It became our "local" and we went every day we were in town. Outstanding staff, cozy atmosphere downstairs and relaxing outdoors, good menu and drinks. My husband was crazy about the wings and had them repeatedly. Lots of TVs inside playing whatever sports you might enjoy.
    Written April 14, 2022
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  • Chelsea A
    Washington DC, DC383 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’m not particularly good at throwing axes BUT this place is a vibe. Cute bar and something different to do. Definitely a cute date idea as well
    Written November 20, 2022
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  • JH
    Olympia, WA67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great bar.

    Good selection of quality beer. Service was fantastic each of the multiple times I visited. Very nice ambiance. Clean establishment. Excellent location. Nothing over the top, but they do everything they do well.

    Highly recommended.
    Written August 11, 2023
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  • Matt S
    Brighton, MI2,460 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not sure what else to say beyond the title...one of the best beer selections in DC!! We were here on a later weekday evening, and completely enjoyed our time upstairs at a table enjoying a couple of the brews. Our server was very attentive. We didn't have any food, but I believe it comes from the same kitchen as Birch and Barley downstairs....so it's likely very good food here!

    I can't wait to return.....
    Written March 13, 2024
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  • JRDurden
    Chicago, IL358 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was thoroughly impressed with almost every aspect of Allegory. The only thing that wasn’t spectacular was the actual chicken sandwich. It wasn’t bad but not as good as cocktails. The staff were extremely warm & the drinks were creative & tasted amazing. The flavor forwardness of the drinks will have you thinking that they lack a punch but nothing could be further from the truth. It’s extremely affordable as well. A must to any cocktail aficionado. We’ll deserving of the accolade of worlds best.
    Written October 17, 2023
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