Food & Drink

Your perfect night out in Adams Morgan

Published On 07/31/2014 Published On 07/31/2014
Mika Altskan
Bar Charley
Laura Hayes
Laura Hayes
Muzette Karaoke Studio & Korean Restaurant
IntangibleArts
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1. Bar Charley 1825 18th St, NW, Washington, DC 20009 (Adams Morgan)

This Adams Morgan spot specializes in variations on cocktail classics, including 15 different Manhattan recipes. Many of the bar’s drinks cost $10 or less, including the rotating draft Tiki cocktails for under $8. While you wouldn't necessarily come here for the food, shareable bites like flatbreads and fries are worthy orders.

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2. Roofers Union 2446 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (Adams Morgan)

Roofers Union Restaurant marries German and American tastes in a beer-focused Adams Morgan gastropub. You can’t come without ordering a trio of sausages stuffed in-house: one beer-poached brat on sauerkraut, one veal heart wiener on caraway-purple cabbage slaw, one boudin blanc with red onion confit and cranberry. You can always go more American with a bacon burger or fried chicken sandwich, though. The three-storied building is diverse: the first floor plays hosts to an affiliated wine bar called Jug & Table, the second-floor dining room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and four-top seating, and a covered third floor rooftop is ideal for street-gazing and lapping punch bowls.

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3. Muzette Karaoke Studio & Korean Restaurant 2305 18th St NW , Washington, DC 20009 (Adams Morgan)

Run by a fam previously in the wildly lucrative Virginian karaoke biz, Muzette is DC's first private-roomed karaoke joint: a subterranean karao-cave with a small dining area serving homestyle Korean dishes, a long wooden bar, and a huge mural of Adams Morgan.

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4. Julia's Empanadas 2452 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (Adams Morgan)

Julia's Empanadas in Adams Morgan are made with love, filled with chorizo or savory ground meat, and often still way too hot when you shove them into your mouth. Not that that's going to stop you.