Laura Hayes/Thrillist

The Prospect


Washington DC
Mon5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tues5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wed5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thu5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
The Prospect

1214 U Street


Guests at The Prospect are glowing, and, while admittedly it might be the light of the 40 HiDef televisions on display, we’d like to think it has something to do with the U Street bar’s shakeup of traditional pub fare. Here, loaded fries are laden with venison, Cheddar, green onion, and creme fraiche, and nachos are strewn with braised goat, feta, tomato, razel hanout, and cilantro, while “Handhelds” like the Jamaican jerk sandwich or the venison chili dog will lend you a sense of sophistication not typically associated with football Sundays. Featured signature cocktails are an Applejack Highball with brandy, lime, ginger, cranberry, and cider, and an Old Fashioned sweetened up with salted caramel.