The Most Overlooked Mediterranean Paradise in Europe
1. Redline707 G Street NW, Washington
2. Penn Social801 E Street NW, Washington, DC
3. Bracket Room1210 N Garfield St, Arlington
4. Biergarten Haus1355 H St NE, Washington
5. Capitol Lounge229 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington
6. H Street Country Club1335 H St NE, Washington
7. The Argonaut1433 Maryland Avenue Northeast , Washington, DC
The pre-Caps powerhouse is serving 10 drafts (from hometown Rockin' Red Ale to Starhills Northern Lights IPA) and pre-game bites (like chipotle BBQ'd tilapia tacos), PLUS rocking a sprawling view of the Verizon Center. Get there at the right time and you'll find yourself at a personal tap table booth where you can pour your own brews.
There is always something going on at Penn Social, a two-level warehouse bar arcade and club with 3 full bars featuring over 30 drafts collectively. Beyond the skee-ball, hoops, foosball, giant Jenga and Connect 4, and happy hour it features 7 days a week, there is trivia on Tuesday, and music on Friday and Saturday nights. On weekends expect the downstairs to feel more like a dance club and less like a hip hangout for big groups of friends. It also have some greasy bar bites like nachos, wings, quesadillas, and pretzels with queso to help soak up the alcohol.
This sports bar and resto has an extensive menu loaded with favorites like ribs, burgers, and other pub grub, and they also serve up a host of beers, 'tails, and something called "Chris's Hangover Cure" which is a concoction of carrots, pineapple, ginger, lemon, turmeric, and cayenne.
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.
Capitol Lounge is a place where both sides of the aisle can come together in the mutual appreciation of beer on tap and nightly specials for food and drink. There are three rooms that can be booked for private events, and there is a covered patio out back where customers can smoke.
Sorry Bethesda Country Club, rooftop deck + 25 tequilas + mini-golf > 18 holes in the sweltering sun + one gin fizz.
Reopened after an unfortunate fire, The Argonaut's got a roomy dining room highlighted by a bar built to mimic a Greek ship, and is slinging fittingly aquatic deliciousness like 1lb steamer baskets of shrimp or Pacific-Northwest snow crab legs.