When you want a few beers and don’t care whether you’re drinking a local draught, go to Solly’s. It’s low-key but not too divey, and there’s a nice patio to go with your $3.50 PBR during Happy Hour (from 3-8pm). Start your night here, try it for a casual afternoon hang, and always get the Sloppy Mama’s BBQ they serve.
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There are a few floors to DC9, but we prefer the rooftop that has a good view of U Street.
If you’re looking for a dance floor around U Street, try The Brixton. And head to the rooftop when you need a break.
Right off U Street, Takoda has a nice (but small) rooftop and some good bar food options. We like it for a day drinking session or even a casual date.
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The Bullpen at Half Street Fairgrounds
The Bullpen does music, cheap drinks, and bar food starting two hours before every Nats game. Go with a big group, and play some cornhole.
If you need a pre-game move before a show at the 9:30 Club, Satellite Room has your back. Try with a big group or a date.
Sotto is one of the more low-key bars around 14th Street, and the live jazz and good cocktails make it a good place to end the night.
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Ghibellina is a neighborhood Italian spot in Logan Circle. You’ll come for the pizzas and pastas, but stay for the cozy vibes and friendly service.
The Ferris Bueller of DC restaurants, The Royal is cool without trying too hard. Come for great Colombian food and cocktails.
Try Black Jack for a casual pre-going out group dinner on 14th Street. We endorse the bucket of fried chicken.
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