The Redskins season is about to start, so -- to celebrate definitely not starting Rex Grossman at QB -- we've decided to scour the city to find the eight best wings to eat while watching not-Rex lead the Skins to victory. Get some:
These are DC's 8 best wings
The Black Squirrel
It's hard to go wrong with twice-cooked, extra crispy wings dipped in your choice of homemade Sriracha hot-wing sauce or BBQ, and topped with their signature spice blend. Also, scallions!
Jumbo wings first get marinated in amber ale, Crystal hot sauce, and OG's secret BBQ rub, then are hickory-smoked on a wood grill and served w/ a Memphis BBQ or housemade Buffalo sauce.
Besides having probably the best website you've ever seen, Wingo's also does a darn-tootin' good wing; check out the "Double Trouble", and never, ever get them "Screaming Hot".
These're pit-smoked, rubbed down with cayenne pepper, and coated in their signature BBQ or a habanero hot sauce called "If You Can Stand It"... (You should try and stand it.)
"Boss of the sauce since 1968." Folks, that's about it.
Here's what you do at Meridian: invite your vegan friend who clearly lives in Columbia Heights, pass them the celery & carrots from your plate, and then destroy these Buffalo-style birds w/ blue cheese.
You already come here for the beer, but guess what, guy? They have serious wings that are prepared with Buffalo/Asian/jerk. Extra Bonus: Cloth napkins. LOVE CLOTH NAPKINS.
1. Old Glory3139 M St NW, Washington
2. The Black Squirrel2427 18th St NW , Washington, DC
3. Wingo's3207 O St NW, Washington
4. Hill Country Barbecue410 7th St NW, Washington
5. Duffy's Irish Pub2106 Vermont Ave NW, Washington
6. Stoney's1433 P St NW, Washington
7. Meridian Pint3400 11st NW, Washington
8. ChurchKey1337 14th St NW, Washington
This G-town BBQ joint slings serious smoked meats and some of the tastiest wings in Cap City.
This massive, Adams Morgan beer hall pours 'em tall, dark, and handsome. Black Squirrel offers a plethora of domestic and imported draft and bottled beers in all ales and stripes. Feeling peckish? The in-house kitchen serves up some seriously insane burgers, and the topping list is just as varied as the beer menu-- goat cheese jalapenos on your bacon burger? Yes please.
When a wing joint's been founded by two former Michigan State roommates, you know the goods are gonna be, well, good. The classics are a must, but you might also want to try the more unusual offerings, like the lemon pepper and parmesan garlic.
Because there's nothing more American than Texas, Hill Country Barbecue brings the live music capital to the actual capital. All their meats are Lone Star state-inspired, smoked in-house with a dry rub, and served by the pound. Hill Country also offers classic Texas indulgence like Big Red Soda (for you Yankees, that's a red cream soda) and Blue Bell ice cream.
This Shaw Irish bar boasts 12 screens for game-viewin', a great beer selection, and some of the best wings in DC.
This unpretentious Logan Circle bar & grill offers American grub -- best topped with their famous sauce -- and good drinks.
Pint's a bastion of nostalgic Americana, with a basement boasting taps from which you can pour your own beers built into certain tables, and walls/bartops with blueprints of industrial symbols like trains & bridges.
ChurchKey is one of the best places to enjoy a beer in DC, with 55 draft lines and 500-plus bottles that manage to deliver on the utmost quality in addition to quantity. In addition to the expected lineup of domestic limited releases and collabs one would expect from a top-flight beer bar, ChurchKey particularly excels at having its finger on the pulse of what’s happening craft-wise overseas as well, allowing you to one-up your friends by saying things like “I’ve really been impressed by what’s happening in Estonia’s beer scene lately” with complete seriousness.