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BlackFinn American Saloon

BlackFinn American Saloon

Bar, Sports Bar, and American Restaurant · Connecticut Avenue - K Street
1620 I St NW (btwn 16th & 17th St. NW), Washington, D.C. 20006, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa & American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

BlackFinn is a modern day adaptation of a “big-city” saloon, with the welcoming charm and friendly faces found in neighborhood taverns of yesteryear. BlackFinn serves classic American fare for both lunch and dinner, plus offers a vibrant late-night scene. Open daily 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.


Based on 269 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    BlackFinn D.
    "Email to book your free late night happy hour!"(12 Tips)
    Bevin L.
    "The go to place for University of Tennessee alumni."(2 Tips)
    Team Faded I.
    "Team faded approved....get the sliders"(5 Tips)
    Glamazon Diaries
    "Their house burger is AMAZING and big enough for two for under $10."(7 Tips)
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105 tips and reviews.

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  • happy hour
  • burgers
  • sliders
  • TVs
  • cocktails
  • DJs
  • outdoor seating
  • good for a late night
  • martinis
  • dancing
  • margherita pizza
  • ahi tuna
  • comfortable
  • beer
  • wine
  • french fries
  • hot toddies
  • prime rib sandwich
  • lively
  • French onion soup
  • Alex P.

    UT bar! Awesome beer towers and decent food.

    Alex Popova · January 5
  • Nick T.

    The ahi tuna salad is really good here.

    Nick T · October 4, 2015
  • Kate T.

    Margarita pizza is very good. Sex and the city martini is also great.

    Kate T · August 24, 2015
  • Chris S.

    The loudest restaurant I've ever been to (inside or out). Not enjoyable.

    Chris Sheehy · July 6, 2015
  • Lissa S.

    Decent HH. Flatbread are best deal.

    Lissa Spomer · March 1, 2015
  • Lissa S.

    Great bartenders. Only down fall gets crowded during week HH.

    Lissa Spomer · February 26, 2015
  • Emily B.

    Good burgers for a great price!

    Emily Browning Gaskins · January 10, 2015
  • Anna C.

    Good American style food

    Anna Coombe · January 4, 2015
  • Dustin H.

    Great place for happy hours by the back bar. Staff has always been helpful and friendly.

    Dustin Haley · December 15, 2014
  • Michael L.

    Great happy hour specials.

    Michael Lambert · September 6, 2014
  • Bevin L.

    The go to place for University of Tennessee alumni.

    Bevin Landrum · September 1, 2014
  • Rene F.

    Best afterwork beer and burger in DC

    Rene Forjanič Rankel · August 20, 2014
  • Parker W.

    Now the official home of the LSU Alumni Association DC Chapter!

    Parker Wishik · June 2, 2014
  • Jeremy Q.

    Brian is the best bartender here. Tip him like a boss.

    Jeremy Quarless-Cole · March 20, 2014
  • Lou D.

    Get the Brussels Sprouts with Bacon. Big enough to share and just delicious

    Lou D · January 12, 2014
  • Jamila B.

    The Portobello Fries are a good concept...but greasy & flavorless in reality. Next!

    Jamila Bee · November 13, 2013
  • Michele N.

    Free wifi - no password needed

    Michele Neylon · August 28, 2013
  • Adam M.

    Get here early for the best seating availability...before 5pm if you can. TVs everywhere!

    Adam Martin · August 16, 2013
  • Amber

    Really enjoying listening to the annoying wait staff bitch at the hostess station. Yeahhhh...

    Amber · June 29, 2013
  • Joanna P.

    They don't have "wagon wheel" on their music playlist. For shame.

    Joanna Polaski · June 22, 2013
  • Arnaud G.

    A great place to eat a good burger or having a quick lunch. Located two blocks away fron the White House.

    Arnaud Gelb · June 18, 2013
  • InternsROCK!

    Interning in D.C. this summer? Grab a key tag from The Washington Center and receive a 20% discount on food items during InternsROCK! June 7 - 16th 2013. #InternsROCK

    InternsROCK! · June 3, 2013
  • Andre Y.

    Katie is awesome bartender

    Andre Yates · May 30, 2013
  • Jerry P.

    Beware of the captive audience

    Jerry P · May 25, 2013
  • Jas M.

    Bartender daniel is def my fav! Shoutout to my fav server as well steve! I love the way they treat me!

    Jas Mina · May 16, 2013
  • Tim L.

    If you like the fireworks over the US Capitol picture hanging on the wall, be sure to buy your own copy here:

    Tim L · March 27, 2013
  • Meg B.

    I've always had a great time and my tab always comes out less than I'm expecting by the end of the night. Love their happy hours and late night happy hours!

    Meg Broad · March 11, 2013
  • Elizabeth D.

    Seriously, truffle french fries! Amazing

    Elizabeth Deegan · March 10, 2013
  • Maria E.

    This is the most depressing place I've been in at least a year or two.

    Maria Escher · February 3, 2013
  • Craig H.

    Greattt food..awesome hosts..what else do you need!!!

    Craig Howard · December 28, 2012
  • Liz B.

    Awesome food and gret service!

    Liz Berry · December 28, 2012
  • Michelle C.

    It reeks of vomit in here. At least there wasn't a cover?

    Michelle Clark · November 18, 2012
  • Virginia R.

    Best pulled pork nachos in town

    Virginia Rudnick · November 4, 2012
  • Denise D.

    Crabcake sliders w/fries & slaw for $7.99 during Friday lunch. Nice. And nom.

    Denise Dutton · November 2, 2012
  • Stephen A.

    If you're a fan of the University of Tennessee, come on Saturday to watch the game with the alumni association! Go Vols!

    Stephen Anfield · October 4, 2012
  • P B.

    I think that the chicken is also the pork. Food: not so good.

    P B · September 6, 2012
  • Joey R.

    Check out DJ JoeyFlash every Friday night!

    Joey Rivera · September 6, 2012
  • Jaimelynne G.

    French Onion soup is amazing!!!!

    Jaimelynne Gonzalez · July 5, 2012
  • Christopher W.

    Awesome cheesesticks!

    Christopher Winnyk · June 21, 2012
  • David J.

    WORST SERVICE in the downtown area!

    David Jenkins · June 14, 2012
  • BlackFinn D.

    Sign up to host this Friday and you might win $100 bar tab and a gift-basket from LUSH!!

    BlackFinn DC · June 12, 2012
  • BlackFinn D.

    FOURSQUARE FRIDAYS! Check in at the Finn from 10pm-1am on Fri nights to get a free shot! Memo your location ("I'm in a booth upfront!" "On the dance floor!") and one of our Promo Girls will deliver!

    BlackFinn DC · June 12, 2012
  • BlackFinn D.

    Don't miss out on our Summer Wine Dinner on June 19th! 4 courses, 8 wines, dining on our patio, all for $40! More info at

    BlackFinn DC · June 11, 2012
  • BlackFinn D.

    Swing by the late night VIP party on Fridays and get great drink specials/ free giveaways/prizes! Bring a group of friends and you might win $100 bar tab!

    BlackFinn DC · June 8, 2012
  • BlackFinn D.

    Check out our fabulous new Happy Hour specials:

    BlackFinn DC · May 10, 2012
  • TechBread

    "A favorite spot among supporters of the MLS' D.C. United."

    TechBread · April 19, 2012
  • Wandering J.

    Outdoor seating available here.

    Wandering Juan · April 13, 2012
  • Walied S.

    You got to check out the new menu....!!!

    Walied Sanie · March 31, 2012
  • NOM NOM Boris

    some of the best Big Apple Tini in town! More tips & pics @

    NOM NOM Boris · March 15, 2012
  • NOM NOM Boris

    You must try Roasted Vegetable Flatbread, great starter. More tips & pics @

    NOM NOM Boris · March 15, 2012

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