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Acre 121

Acre 121

BBQ Joint, Bar, and Music Venue · Columbia Heights
1400 Irving St NW (at 14th St NW), Washington, D.C. 20010, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 5:00 PM–3:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
Brunch, Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Low-country barbecue, live music, craft beer and cocktails in Columbia Heights!


Based on 140 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    "The shrimp and grits were delicious."(3 Tips)
    Aris K.
    "Fun trivia on Tuesday nights!"(3 Tips)
    Stami W.
    "Cheese grits were perfect, pulled pork sandwich to die for"(2 Tips)
    Travis C.
    "Pulled pork!!! Great feel...enjoy, everyone!!"(3 Tips)
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  • grits
  • trivia
  • pulled pork
  • brunch cocktails
  • happy hour
  • brunch food
  • music
  • great value
  • outdoor seating
  • waffles
  • oysters
  • karaoke
  • good for a late night
  • good for a quick meal
  • wine
  • fritters
  • Alfredo sauce
  • cozy
  • desserts
  • beer
  • John S.

    Bottomless mimosas $18 will knock your socks off. Chicken sandwich for brunch is incredible. Get a waffle as your side you won't regret it.

    John Schubel · March 8
  • Ben R.

    Ugh. This place is the worst.

    Ben R · September 6, 2015
  • Katarina K.

    Accidentally came here during their Tuesday trivia night and had a blast! The wine for happy hour is pretty legit as well.

    Katarina Katsma · July 14, 2015
  • Kayla G.

    I always want more from this place. Very commercial feeling. Would prefer Lou's, even though they share an owner.

    Kayla Gail · March 24, 2015
  • Celia A.

    Shitty service at the bar.

    Celia A. · October 12, 2014
  • Randal K.

    Nice location but service could be better. Our waiter was a bit slow and the place wasn't busy.

    Randal Kennedy · May 14, 2014
  • Bitches Who Brunch

    The Bitches Say: C+. Acre 121 needs to get the timing and the portion sizes right. Once those are fixed, this would be a pretty solid bottomless brunch.

    Bitches Who Brunch · January 10, 2014
  • Justin B.

    If you're reading this, I advise you get up and leave.

    Justin Bank · November 10, 2013
  • Angie H.

    Recently redid their menu and have a new chef. They're smoking meat right out in front! Get the ribs. I'm from Texas and this is good BBQ.

    Angie Harmon · October 14, 2013
  • Gretchen G.

    The new cocktail and food menu are awesome! They're now open Mondays and have a great happy hour.

    Gretchen Gustafson · October 2, 2013
  • Erin R.

    Love love LOVE this place! Awesome brunch- music is always different- Sinatra Standards this wknd! Super friendly staff, great food and AWESOME live music on wknds.Go when 19th Street Band is playing!

    Erin Reagan · August 24, 2013
  • Helene H.

    The wait staff is AMAZING!!!

    Helene Horowitz · June 16, 2013
  • Stami W.

    Cheese grits were perfect, pulled pork sandwich to die for

    Stami Williams · May 26, 2013
  • Alexandra D.

    Beer battered pickles are quite tasty. They make everything in house .. even curing their own pickles!

    Alexandra Dunbar-Fernandez · March 16, 2013
  • Alexandra D.

    Pulled pork sliders are the bomb!

  • Kelly S.

    Food here = meh. You're better off going across the street to Panera Bread.

    Kelly Simon · February 17, 2013
  • Ryan K.

    $7.50 for a Dogfish? In CoHi? You must be joking.

    Ryan Kearney · December 8, 2012
  • Kevin H.

    The shrimp and grits are excellent. Don't bother with the fried green tomatoes, though.

    Kevin Harber · October 24, 2012
  • Julian J.

    The Cheddar Grits are the best.

    Julian J · July 19, 2012
  • Peter K.

    Hot Legs are good

    Peter Karen · June 9, 2012
  • Andrea N.

    Bleu Cheese slaw,love the Southern feel, outdoor patio, free live music while you eat,many places are only open at night, doesn't have the DC snobbery, four stars!!

    Andrea Newland · May 19, 2012
  • Mitch K.

    Don't order the biscuits. Cobb salad is quite good with the deviled eggs.

    Mitch Kramer · May 6, 2012
  • Jayvee W.

    Get the shrimp and grits.

    Jayvee Williams · April 26, 2012
  • Nicole C.

    Get the mac and cheese if you have a craving for penne in alfredo sauce.

    Nicole Cairns · April 18, 2012
  • Eboni

    Shockingly great breakfast! A fabulous and fully stocked build your own Bloody Mary bar. The shrimp and grits were delicious. I'll definitely be back

    Eboni · April 2, 2012
  • Candice B.

    Try the fried pickles.

    Candice Barnes · February 20, 2012
  • Lee B.

    If you want more than one alcoholic beverage to actually make it to your table before leave, stick to their decent beer menu.

    Lee Berdick · January 25, 2012
  • Craig C.

    Tuesday is trivia night.

    Craig Collins-Young · January 19, 2012
  • DC After Five

    Use scoutmob here for half off your bill until May 2012!

    DC After Five · January 7, 2012
  • Travis C.

    They are screwing you...please know it.

    Travis Chambers · January 7, 2012
  • Marshall J.

    Shrimp & Grits!

    Marshall Jackson · November 18, 2011
  • tolu

    They make an awesome sazerac

    tolu · November 15, 2011
  • Tara T.

    Mondays kids eat free with purchase of entree!! We had a great server. The grits were exquisite :) but we were also the first customers at 5pm sharp.

    Tara Trinity · November 14, 2011
  • Thomas Y.

    Brunch was disappointing and service was poor.

    Thomas Yarnell · November 12, 2011
  • John G.

    As of September 2011 they are open at 5pm M-F and earlier for brunch Sat & Sun

    John Groth · November 12, 2011
  • Aris K.

    Fun trivia on Tuesday nights!

    Aris Kyriakopoulos · November 8, 2011
  • Stephanie

    Beer is very overpriced.

    Stephanie · October 18, 2011
  • Nick D.

    Only in town for one night. Great live band tonight (Saturday). Worth a look.

    Nick David · October 16, 2011
  • Erin P.

    My favorite bar- great music and great food (try having only sides for dinner...southern cooking heaven...mmmm)

    Erin Pannell · October 10, 2011
  • Ross

    I don't understand this place...not open during the day Saturday or all day Sunday and Monday. Also, they card you just to get in. NEWS FLASH: you are a restaurant, not a nightclub.

    Ross · August 28, 2011
  • Farimah S.

    Will be opening for brunch on the fall

    Farimah Schuerman · August 14, 2011
  • Farimah S.

    Great oyster fritters and great music

    Farimah Schuerman · August 14, 2011
  • Zachary H.

    This place is awesome. Check it out!

    Zachary Hanover · August 5, 2011
  • Jon G.

    Cool place. Friendly staff.

    Jon Gosier · July 27, 2011
  • Travis C.

    Amazing spot. For live music/southern bbq. Pulled pork!!! Great feel...enjoy, everyone!!

    Travis Chambers · June 25, 2011
  • John G.

    Great little venue for music and low country BBQ.

    John Groth · June 23, 2011

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