Barrel DC
Laura Hayes/Thrillist

Barrel

Washington DC
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Mon4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Tues4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Wed4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Thu4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Fri4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Sat4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Sun10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Barrel

613 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Washington, DC 20003

If you're in Capitol Hill and you like bourbon, this Southern bar is for you. The bar menu features two full pages of bourbon varieties, and if brown water is too strong for you, there are also 16 domestic beers on tap, and a few wines. The two-level space includes a downstairs hideaway called Elixir Bar, where you can scan shelf after shelf of the impressive whiskey collection. Though Barrel is definitely a drinking spot, the kitchen serves a menu of Southern comfort-inspired food like fried chicken, mac & cheese, and bacon fried rice.