Cava Mezze (edited)
Mellow Mushroom (edited)
Sauf Haus Bier Hall (edited)
Ann-Marie VanTassell (edited)
Masa 14 (edited)
Marvin (edited)
Avery's Bar and Lounge (edited)
Scott Suchman (edited)
The Graham Georgetown (edited)
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1. Cava Mezze Grill 4832 Bethesda Ave , Bethesda, MD 20814 (Bethesda)

The just-opened Grill is the Cava crew's Mediterranean answer to Chipotle: metal stools and exposed pine & beech paneling line a long, LED-lit "race track" leading customers to a counter ready to custom-combine bases (pita/ bowl/ salad/ or mini pitas), sp

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2. Pacifico Cantina 514 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003 (Barracks Row)

This Margaritavillenous Mexican joint's got hand-stenciled Key West-style artwork and a giant roof deck bar strung up with white lights. Stake your seat, then nosh sizzling fajitas, or, for the monstrously hungry, a beef, pork, and chicken burrito called the "Loco Combo."

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3. Ambar 523 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003 (Capitol Hill)

Traditional Balkan cuisine gets a modern update at Ambar, a Capitol Hill restaurant where elegant rusticity can be found in both the decor (wooden beams and shelving line the space) and the menu's hearty small plates. The extensive wine list and rakia-infused cocktails (a fruit brandy popular in Eastern Europe) pair well with Ambar's solid lineup of sausages, flatbreads, and house-baked pies. There's no doubt the meat and poultry section is the star of the menu, featuring dishes like bacon & peanut pork tenderloin, chicken kebabs, and slow-cooked pork with cabbage slaw.

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4. Mellow Mushroom 2436 18th Street NW , Washington DC, 20009 (Adams Morgan)

As the name suggests, you won’t find much unnecessary fuss at Mellow Mushroom. You will, however, find pizzas with names that remind you of that summer when you traded a meaningful internship for concerts. We’re referring to the Kosmic Karma and Magical Mystery Tour pies. And don't worry, there's lots of craft beer will help you wash down all that pizza (and all those music festival memories).

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5. Jack Rose Dining Saloon 2007 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (Adams Morgan)

With over 2,400 kinds of whiskey lining the brick walls of this high-end saloon, Jack Rose has one of the largest whiskey libraries in the country. The spacious, bi-level Adams Morgan establishment offers a relaxed dining experience downstairs, and a spot to enjoy drinks and watch sports upstairs. Food-wise, the fried chicken skins are a fan favorite, and more adventurous items like rabbit & beans, wild Atlantic rockfish, or Broken Arrow Ranch venison make the staff's expert cocktail pairings an absolute pleasure.

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6. Perry’s 1811 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009

Perry’s offers traditional Japanese cuisine in Adams Morgan, and exceptionally good service. Their Sunday Drag Brunch buffet is not to be missed!

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7. 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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8. Madam's Organ 2461 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (Adams Morgan)

This rowdy four-floor D.C. bar maintains the motto, "Where the Beautiful People Go to Get Ugly" -- locals will tell you that the statement holds. Known for the throngs of lively college kids stumbling in and out of its entryways until 3 am, this Adams Morgan spot is a fantastically irreverent crowd favorite. The bar has everything from a year-round roof deck, to live music, trivia, and "Drunkeoke" (it's exactly what you think). Stationed right in the heart of trendy Adams Morgan, Madam's serves a number of sandwiches and bar snacks, along with a full list of soul food entrees -- but it seems that drinking is the preferred means of consumption. The house cocktail menu is impressive, and upon request, the bartenders will top any drink off with a shot of red bull. So, whether searching for soul food and live blues, or 22-year-olds taking tequila shots while belting Christina Aguilera songs, Madam's Organ is certainly the place.

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9. Rebellion 1836 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20019 (Dupont Circle)

Rebellion is a casual, whiskey-soaked joint where you can enjoy a killer patio, over 150 whiskeys, a ton of beer, and tasty bar food like burgers, ribs, and wings.

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10. Sauf Haus 1216 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036 (Dupont Circle)

With 16 German drafts (non-German beer is not welcome here!), giant pretzels, and a sweet outdoor space with long, communal tables, Sauf Haus is all that you could ask for in a beer hall. Oh, and they've got foosball and brandy, too.

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11. Public Bar 1214 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036 (Dupont Circle)

Public Bar is the place you can go to catch hard-to-find sporting events on TV -- with a screen built into individual booths you can choose what you want to watch. Sip on some cheap beers, snack on some delicious wings, and watch the downstairs areas turn into a big dance party as the night wears on. If that's not your scene, head right upstairs and enjoy the all-weather roof deck.

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12. Beacon Sky Bar 1615 Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest , Washington, DC 20036 (Dupont Circle)

Sky Bar in Dupont sports "black and white trellis patterns and gleaming steel" along the interior, leading out to a terrace that boasts a dual-bar'd covered section, as well as a lush vegetation-filled deck with couches and lounge chairs.

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13. The Embassy Row Hotel 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 (Dupont Circle)

This chic Dupont Circle hotel has elegant rooms and a seasonal rooftop pool & bar. There is also a restaurant/bar, ballroom, and several meeting rooms.

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14. The Big Hunt 1345 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 (Dupont Circle)

30 beers on tap, Skeeball, $3 rails, trivia, and dirt-cheap $1 tacos and 20 cent wings complete one of DC’s oldest dives.

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15. Ozio Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge 1813 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 (Dupont Circle)

This modern, 4-story cigar bar and Mediterranean eatery serves tasty, quality cocktails on their sprawling, airy patio. There are six fully stocked bars to choose from, and you should definitely order one of their signature martinis once you decide which one to hit.

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16. Red Derby 3718 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

DC’s Red Derby is a local staple that combines all the necessary ingredients for an optimal night out, including a rooftop, board games, bar snacks, and reasonable prices. The dinner menu consists of American comfort food, like the crowd-favorite sweet potato fries and chicken tenders, tacos, burgers, and a gooey grilled cheese. Be sure to head to the Derby rooftop for brunch, complete with sweet and savory options, like breakfast bowls and French toasts sticks.

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17. El Chucho 3313 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20010 (Columbia Heights)

For such a small establishment, El Chucho has an impressive bevy menu (making for an awesome happy hour), complete with a variety of margs, spiked sodas, and a 'tail list that includes specialty drinks like the Senor Clusterf*ck.

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18. Zeba 3423 14th St NW, Washington, , DC 20010 (Columbia Heights)

Built into a 14th Street row house, Zeba's LED-lit grind space (hosting "late-night dancing to the hottest DJs in town") is sandwiched between a relaxed ground-floor patio, and a top-level wooden deck with copious seating and a full bar, making it the most valuable Upper Deck since your Delino DeShields rookie card.

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19. Masa 14 1825 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (U Street)

The culinary lovechild of chefs Kaz Okochi (Kaz's Sushi Bistro) and Richard Sandoval (Zengo), Masa fuses the talents of both into a pleasing array of Latin/Asian small plates, in a handsome, open-kitchen 100-seater.

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20. El Centro D.F. 1819 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (U Street)

Seeking a new adventure, the masters behind Masa 14 opened Centro to challenge themselves to capture the energy of Mexico City. That energy, apparently, comes straight from superb tacos and tequila. With three floors of raw concrete, walls adorned with Aztec masks, and tables glossed with vintage Mexican newspapers, Centro is undoubtedly a success -- and that's before we even talk about the menu, which features great fish tacos, chicken tamales, and a host of tequila tasting menus. Mexico City rules.

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21. Marvin 2007 14th St NW, Washington, 20009

This DC mainstay is exactly what you think it is: a bistro that pays homage to Marvin Gaye and serves up Belgian and Southern cuisine. OK, maybe it's not exactly what you thought. A little history lesson: the legendary soul singer-songwriter was born in DC and later spent a period of self-imposed exile in Belgium to rehabilitate and reflect. At Marvin, you'll find dishes like Belgian moulles-frites and southern-style shrimp, plus grits and fried chicken over Belgian waffles. There's a roof deck perfect for sipping cocktails on, too.

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22. Lost Society 2001 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (U Street)

A two-story Victorian restaurant and lounge, Lost Society has a rooftop bar with indoor and outdoor seating. The downstairs dining room's swanky, wrap-around bar and exposed brick walls give the space an underground feel with plenty of natural light seeping through the floor to ceiling windows.

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23. DC9 Roofdeck 1940 9th St NW, washington dc, DC 20001 (Shaw)

U Street's favorite venue's just unveiled an all-new, all-wood roofdeck nicknamed "The Sauna Bar": it's got a 20'x30' standing area, will host occasional DJ'd concert after-parties, and has a fully stocked bar pumping the same happy hour specials as downs

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24. Biergarten Haus 1355 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002 (Washington Dc)

The Haus is a 7,000sqft bastion of Bavarian revelry, with twin darkwood upstairs/downstairs bars backed by rows of ornamental steins and mounted deer heads, plus a gorgeously wood-fenced, massive outdoor space for you to enjoy in warmer weather.

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25. Local 16 1602 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (U Street)

A sweet rooftop, a $20 bottomless brunch (unlimited mimosas, bellinis, and bloody Marys), and awesome dance parties make Local 16 a smart call at any time of day.

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26. The Brixton 901 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (U Street)

This sexy English pub is decked out with antler chandeliers, stuffed animals (the cool kind), and lots of Old World touches sure to make you feel like a true gent. Take in some gourmet pub grub on the wood-heavy middle level, or sip one of their inspired beer cocktails (like the Cider Snakebite: lager, cider, and black currant liqueur) on the elegant and spacious roofdeck.

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27. The Queen Vic 1206 H Street NE, , Washington, DC 20002 (H Street Ne)

Inspired by the same-named fictional pub from an English sitcom called EastEnders which was probably full of awesomely dry humor/gross women, The Vic's upstairs is set off with a Brazilian walnut bar & upcycled tables made from the old rafters (plus a 20-

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28. DNV Rooftop Pool Bar 1155 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005 (Logan Circle)

On hot days, this sexy rooftop bar at Thomas Circle is the perfect oasis away from the humid city streets. Cool off poolside with Asian-inspired bites and summer-themed cocktails, sake, and chilled wine.

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