Because the prices at some DC beer bars are enough to make you overdraft (and thus tragically, underdraft), check out Pinch, Columbia Heights' new brew n' burger fun cave
Kept as low-lit as you'll be well-lit, Pinch has got a cement-topped bar serving up a quality beer list starting at $5 and a kitchen whose eats are kept under $10, meaning your fatness will be rivaled only by that of your wallet as you feast in a dive painted bright red and outfitted with reclaimed barstools from Ruff & Ready. The burger-heavy menu betrays its price point with high-quality, high-creativity joints including the Meat Lovers (smothered with pulled duck, bacon, and fried onions), The Benedict (topped with fried tomato and hollandaise), and the spicy tomato-/pineapple-loaded Jerk Turkey, also a hazing ritual Pilgrims forced on their pledges during hell week (everyone has to do it!). The aforementioned beer list supplements a globe-spanning 37 bottles with six craft taps including Lost Rhino's New River Ale, Founder's Centennial IPA, and the Summer Solstice seasonal ale from Anderson Valley, aka where Cooper gets to the bottom of things just by sort of standing around
They're also currently constructing a stage to host open mic nights, tons of local bands, and even karaoke, so feel free to get up there, unless too many drinks have already messed up your balance.