Food & Drink

Got a hangover? These are the best damn cures in DC.

Published On 02/03/2014 Published On 02/03/2014
Best Hangover Cures DC
Laura Hayes
Laura Hayes
District Commons
Laura Hayes
Laura Hayes
Laura Hayes
South Block
Laura Hayes
Sakuramen
Laura Hayes
Laura Hayes
Wicked Waffle
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1. District Commons 2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037 (Foggy Bottom)

Upscale dining with an American tavern inspiration, District Commons elevates comfort food with a fresh raw bar, hearth-fired flatbreads, and a carving board slicing local and sustainable meats. Come in for the rotating pre-fixe family meal served nightly at 10p or just sample one of the 99 beers on the wall.

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2. Ted's Bulletin 1818 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (U Street)

Why choose between vices like ice cream and alcohol when you can indulge in both at once? At Ted's Bulletin, "adult milkshakes" are a crowd favorite -- towering glasses of blended home-made ice cream spiked with things like peppermint schnapps, Irish cream and coconut rum. And for those who can stomach more than a boozy shake, the D.C. mainstay offers a full menu of morning and afternoon eats. Best known for its brunch, the place boasts home-made pop tarts, hefty egg plates, and a "Walk Of Shame Burrito," stuffed with sausage, cheese and hash-browns. The trendy, leather-booth-lined space is equally as appealing as the entrées (and equally instragrammable), and the bar offers plenty of coffee, and a traditional cocktail menu, for when the dairy-liquor combo doesn't necessarily appeal.

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3. Austin Grill 750 E St NW, Washington, 20004 (Penn Quarter)

It's tough to beat the Austin Grill for a quality lunch, whether you're ordering up one of their signature burgers or chowing down on their sandwiches, burritos, taco plates, salads, or slurping their delicious drinks.

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4. Logan Tavern 1423 P St NW, Washington DC, 20005 (Logan Circle)

Located at Logan Circle, Logan Tavern is a bustling tavern and restaurant that dishes out American comfort food like Southern fried chicken, grass-fed burgers, and meatloaf. The Bloody Mary menu -- which lets you choose your vodka (or tequila if you're going for a Bloody Maria), type of juice, flavor add-ons (wasabi, Old Bay seasoning, horseradish), and edible accompaniments (pickles, celery, crispy potato strings, smoked bacon, fried onion rings) -- is the recipe for a perfect brunch.

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5. Duke's Grocery 1513 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036 (Dupont Circle)

You're in for some monster sandwiches and burgers at this bi-level East London-inspired spot in Dupont. Take the Proper Burger, for example, which is stacked with two griddled patties and topped with a list of flavorful ingredients that includes smoked Gouda, charred red onions, and a Thai sweet chili sauce. Beyond the Proper, their chalkboard menu offers an array of tasty dishes -- from curries to homemade pastas -- that are all made from scratch in their cozy kitchen. The laid-back neighborhood-pub vibe lets you kick back while you sip on a craft brew or cocktail.

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6. Bracket Room 1210 N Garfield St, Arlington, VA 22201 (Arlington)

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.

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7. Commissary 1443 P St NW, Washington DC, 20005 (Logan Circle)

Whether you're looking to grab breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Commissary is a major hit with their full menu of meaty options, salads, pizzas, and sammies. And if want want to slug a few drinks, they also have a full service bar and lounge.

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8. Sakuramen 2441 18th Street NW, , Washington, DC , DC 20009 (Adams Morgan)

This subterranean noodle hideout (seriously, hide from the Adams Morgan crowds here) sports bamboo columns, a huge oak communal table, and an artistic rendering of Shoki, the Japanese guardian and "demon queller." Their selection of buns is well worth your time -- from spicy sweet pork to mushroom. Consider pairing them with their traditional shoyu gojiramen (chasu pork, scallions, nori, and sprouts) or the meat-lover's shoki bowl, filled with extra chashu and bulgogi.

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9. City Tap House 901 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20536 (Mount Vernon Sq)

With 60+ brews available (40 via tap), City Tap House is your destination for craft beer enlightenment. With a sizable menu of bites like brick oven pizza, Craftwiches, and three different kinds of mussels, you can settle in for the long haul and taste a range of brews.

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10. The Source 575 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 (Penn Quarter)

The name Wolfgang Puck attached to this Penn Quarter restaurant should tell you two things right off the bat -- this place isn't messing around with its culinary technique, and dinner here isn't going for cheap. The sleek dining area, brightened by cheerful yellow accents and floor-to-ceiling windows, is always full of people (many of whom are tourists, given the location) vying for a taste of Asian-inspired cuisine like chili oil-poached Nordic Cod or soy-marinated lamb chops. On the other side of the restaurant, the bar and lounge are a little bit calmer and offer a slew of classic and specialty cocktails along with, of course, an impressive wine list.

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11. Wicked Waffle 1712 I (Eye) St NW, Washington, DC 20006 (Downtown)

Get pretty much anything you like on a waffle -- because, isn't that always more delicious?