26 October 2016

5 hottest bars in Washington D.C.
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
Biergarten Haus
Slam some steins together
DC is famous for its abundance of beautiful gardens – and now its beer gardens! It’s a traditional sort (in the German style), with flags, steins, beer barrel tables, buxom frauleins, benches and a great selection of salty bar snacks, like Bavarian Pretzel Rolls and schnitzels, to keep that thirst alive. Anytime of the year is great to visit – but the vibe, as you would expect, really takes off in Oktoberfest, as close to Munich as you can get in the US capital.
1355 H St NE
Tel: +1 202 388 4085 www.biergartenhaus.com
Penn Social
Giant playground for adults
Who says playgrounds are kids’ stuff? Here’s one for grown-ups, measuring over 13,000 square-feet, and packed with every conceivable distraction, classic and modern. Its two floors of everything include three bars, 30 draft beers, old school arcade games, foosball, board games and enough big screens to support every conceivable sport! There’s also loads of patron participation, in events like beauty pageants, pub quizzes, open mic nights and even sneaker competitions!
801 E St. Tel: +1 202 697 4900 www.pennsocialdc.com
Tel: +1 202 560 5045 www.brixtondc.com
View from the top
There are actually three levels to one of DC’s favourite haunts. On the ground floor’s an award-winning restaurant, trip up a flight of the stairs and you’ll find ye olde Lodge Bar, with wooden booths, fireplaces, chandeliers and mounted antlers. But it’s the rooftop above which gets everyone excited. Up here you’ve got two bars, a loud, thumping, excited crowd and stunning views of the DC skyline. What more could you ask for?
901 U St. NW
Tel: +1 202 588 1075 www.meridianpint.com

Meridian Pint
Be your own bartender
Sustainable craft beers have swept America and the world – and it’s no different in the US capital. This Columbia Heights institution (a roomy, relaxed neighbourhood bar) is all about salvaged interiors, local ingredients and craft beers - 24 on tap and 140 bottles at the last count! Feeling snackish? Try the fries with beer sauce. But for us, the true win is the booths which are fitted with taps on the table, allowing you to pour your own beer. Go easy!
3400 11th St. NW
Tel: +1 202 787 1000 www.thehamiltondc.com
The Hamilton
A huge venue with multiple bars
Named after a Founding Father who was partial to his duels at dawn, The Hamilton is also a bit of a firecracker. A huge venue, with multiple bars, restaurants and a brilliant live music venue in the basement, it can keep anyone entertained.
And when it comes to booze, they serve it in all its forms: cocktails, beers, wines, shots and even alcoholic milkshakes. It’s also very close to the White House, so great for a thirst-quencher after a day’s sight-seeing.
600 14th St.
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