Written By: Zach Champ
WASHINGTON D.C: Everyone loves to go to the bar to hang out with friends, eat food, and have a good time! Washington D.C has some of the coolest bars and lounges in the DMV metropolitan area. There are so many awesome spots in the Nation’s Capital to get your drink on and unwind. Whether you are looking for a classy location with upscale drinks, or just a casual spot with good food to munch on, this list of the top 5 Bars in Washington D.C will point you in the right direction! Don’t forget to let us know which locations are your favorite by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page!
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1. BIER BARON / THE DC COMEDY LOFT
At the Bier Baron, the walls are littered with beer cans from countries all over the world. These are not sexy bottles and glassware, but dusty old mementos… but they are pretty cool to check out! Bier Baron has a warm and homely vibe, even when jam-packed! This is a bar with history that you can feel! When the house is packed, such as during a DC Comedy Loft event it’s almost as if the walls sweat with precipitation. Bier Baron and DC Comedy Loft will get super busy with upwards of 50 guests, especially during big sports events and when celebrity comedy guests are headlining.
The DC Comedy Loft features weekly comedy shows with a strong line up every week. Comedians from all over the country come and perform here. It’s a great mix of stand-up comedy and guaranteed fun and laughter!
Bier Baron has an appetizer menu full of delicious and enticing snacks. Hoodie Goodies personal favorites includes the sweet potato fries! Don’t forget to visit Bier Baron and the DC Comedy loft during Trivia-Game Nights which is guaranteed to be enjoyable for the whole team!
2. THE DUPONT CIRCLE HOTEL AND THE DOYLE BAR
The Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington D.C is the home of the premier luxury and quality Doyle Bar. Located at 1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW, the Dupont Circle Hotel is within 15-minute walking distance from the city metro public transit, allowing guests and visitors a chance to easily explore the District of Columbia!
The Dupont Circle Hotel itself is magnificent and lavish and features amazing modern art all throughout the building. The Doyle Bar provides an amazing panoramic view of the surrounding cityscape and the famous Dupont Circle.
This elegant and high-class bar features a full cocktail and signature drink menu as well as providing 30 varieties of single-malt beer. This cocktail and signature drink menus are inspired by classic and favorite drinks from the 1950s and 1960s. Bar Dupont also serves wraps and sandwiches for those who are looking less to satisfy their thirst and more towards appeasing their appetite! This place is classy and reserved and is the ultimate spot to go to if you are trying to feel fancy during your night out.
3. BUFFALO BILLIARDS
Buffalo Billiards is located at 1330 19th St. NW near Dupont Circle. They are open Monday thru Thursday from 4pm to 2am, Fridays from 4pm to 3am, Saturdays from 11am to 3am and Sundays from 12pm to 2am!
The food at Buffalo Billiards is decent and appetizing, but you really come here for all the games and events and fun! Buffalo Billiards can easily be described as the adult version of a Chucky Cheese! They have all types of fun games here including skee ball, pool tables, ping pong, basketball, and darts! The place is great to sit back and catch up with old friends and watch the big game! Buffalo Billiards is good old-fashioned fun! Even when the place is packed, the noise carries well and you can actually hear what your date or pals are saying!
Buffalo Billiards is great for its all-American good delicious chicken wings in a handful of flavors! They are the perfect complement to your standard beer menu offerings with notably cheap prices for pitchers!
4. FLASH NIGHTCLUB
Flash Nightclub is a bar and club located on 645 Florida Avenue NW. They are open every Friday and Saturday night for club patrons ages 21+. A secured parking garage is located a 5 minutes’ walk from the club location.
Flash Nightclub features artist and DJ’s from various genres and often features renown EDM and other artists for big shows. Flash Nightclub features a ground level floor and a club level floor. The club level showcases an impressive Funktion One Soundsystem which will definitely leave your ears in awe. The bass alone will get you moving and dancing!
Flash Nightclub is all about the lights, camera, and action aesthetic! With impressive floor space and several floors to check out this nightclub are HOT. The ground level is a full-service bar with dancefloor, while the 2nd floor is reserved for big shows and events featuring a performance worthy lighting system that entrances during any show! The third floor of the nightclub is a rooftop lounge with an additional bar and dancefloor. Flash Nightclub has had impressive acts such as Losoul, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and other international and locally renown artists perform here, and constantly keeps a killer lineup for events! The only thing Hoodie Goodies recommends is a more visually appealing and community friendly entrance to the club. We also wish the top floor had more tables with bottle service for when hanging out on the rooftop lounge.
5. NOMAD HOOKAH BAR
Nomad Hookah Bar located on 1200 H Street NE is the place to go if you like great drinks and smooth vibes! Nomad is the perfect location to take your favorite sexy date… The lounge is classy and laid back, and is suitable for both business and leisurely get-togethers! The best premium quality shisha is served with a variety of flavors available ranging from Rose to Guava and even more exotic blends like Sex-on-the-beach and Pirates Cave.
Nomad Hookah Bar has great smoke and great drinks! The energy and vibe are always fun and social without being too high energy. If you like good music Nomad always has a good lineup or selection. Nomad Hookah Bar is just a cool place to hang out with friends and enjoy the night. We here at Hoodie Goodies think it’s a great spot for dates and reunions with friends you haven’t seen in a long time and who may be visiting D.C.
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