Hard Times Cafe

(Now Closed)
Sports Bar, Wings Joint, and American Restaurant
13032 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown, MD 20874, United States
Menus:
Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
Total Visitors
1,130
Total Visits
4,530
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  • What you need to know
    Beth
    The BEST chili in the DC area.(2 Tips)
    Nakeva (Photography) C.
    Santa Fe salad or Chili Lime wings.(2 Tips)
    Brad E.
    Try the chili sampler; all the chilis are great!(10 Tips)
    Nakeva (Photography) C.
    Try the corn dog bites.(3 Tips)
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  • Nicole R.

    Try the Texas wings

    Nicole Raach · September 10, 2013
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  • Lawrence E.

    Serious lack of service. 1 waitstaff per 150 people.

    Lawrence Evans · September 6, 2013
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  • Evan S.

    5 way chili Mac is the best!

    Evan Simmons-Brusick · August 4, 2013
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  • Kathy L.

    Best chili around. Cincinnati or Texas are the best.

    Kathy Long · July 20, 2013
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  • Nakeva (Photography) C.

    Not: Hard Times charges $10 cover starting at 7pm to eat their food on a band night. Bands dont play until 10pm. Who pays for entertainment thats not even on stage?

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  • Carol Elizabeth M.

    Second time here.Went ex bf here first time&bessy. This 2nd time went by myself. But went on unbessy night.But is great place.A lot diffrent here than Florida.That where living.Know living here in md.

    Carol Elizabeth Mattis · March 8, 2013
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  • Nakeva (Photography) C.

    Try the corn dog bites. Quick snack.

    Nakeva (Photography) Corothers · November 18, 2012
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  • tolu

    Love their cornbread

    tolu · May 9, 2012
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  • Christopher W.

    $6 for a side of fries is insane!

    Christopher Wooley · April 22, 2012
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  • Andy C.

    Good chili!

    Andy Conversano · March 17, 2012
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  • Taryn B.

    The shorter female manager is Amazing. She knows a customer is first. She brought the Cornhole boards out on a random sunny Sunday for us.. Awesome lady!!

    Taryn Burchett · March 11, 2012
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  • Brian S.

    Chili lime wings, a must try!

    Brian Secker · January 29, 2012
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  • anand k.

    super nicecuteee .....

    anand karthi · January 23, 2012
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  • Shari B.

    Southwest egg rolls are bomb. Nachos arent worth it. Famous for their chilli

    Shari Bryers · December 31, 2011
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  • Tony C.

    Browns backer bar!

    Tony Cane · December 23, 2011
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  • Rachel S.

    Came for lunch. Took a while to get the food. Worth the wait? Yep! But not when you have an appointment to make.

    Rachel Sze · December 15, 2011
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  • Nakeva (Photography) C.

    Whatever you do, ask for Michelle. Best bartender, friendly and makes it feel like home.

    Nakeva (Photography) Corothers · September 11, 2011
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  • Chantel W.

    Michelle and Shannon are the best bartenders!!

    Chantel Wright · September 11, 2011
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  • Brian

    Hard to beat their chili and wings but after coming here a few times I hate to say it but the service is TERRIBLE!

    Brian · April 29, 2011
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  • John S.

    Yes, the chili is great - but this place has FANTASTIC chicken wings. Order the original. They are flame grilled and are perfect with any drink.

    John S · April 18, 2011
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  • Tаня Z.

    The kingston of waitresses with bad attitude

    Tаня Zu · February 26, 2011
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  • Aron L.

    Order the chili. You will NOT be disappointed! :)

    Aron Levy · January 28, 2011
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  • Jimmy E.

    dan w. Loves a mini chilli slider.

    Jimmy Earle · December 12, 2010
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  • Bruce V.

    Wednesday night is trivia night. Win house cash, and your chance at $2000.

    Bruce Voge · December 2, 2010
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  • Brad E.

    Try the chili sampler; all the chilis are great! Root Beer on draught?! Yes, please!

    Brad E. · November 13, 2010
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  • tolu

    Ribs are great

    tolu · September 27, 2010
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  • Tabatha

    Love the veggie burgers!!!

    Tabatha · August 28, 2010
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  • Hard Times Cafe

    Hard Times Chili Cook-Off... August 28th at HTC Germantown.To sign up go to chilicookoff.com. Winner gets $3000. All proceeds go to a nine year old boy named Noah Rice who needs a heart transplant.

    Hard Times Cafe · August 11, 2010
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  • Hard Times Cafe

    TOMORROW is National Chili Day! Free Chili Dog with minimum purchase!

    Hard Times Cafe · July 28, 2010
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  • David

    Great Food, Great Happy Hour. Come by on a Friday and there's a good chance you'll find us there!

    David · May 19, 2010
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  • Susan S.

    UFC fight tonight and Chilli Lime wings

    Susan Small · April 11, 2010
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  • Beth

    The BEST chili in the DC area. Get the sampler to make your decision a little easier - - or just to snack on before your meal! Read more

    Beth · February 13, 2010
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  • Nakeva (Photography) C.

    Santa Fe salad or Chili Lime wings. Tues night dollar beer is back.

    Nakeva (Photography) Corothers · January 27, 2010
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  • Hana

    Order the new Queso Sticks! They are absolutely delicious! Pair them with a cold beer for an ultimate taste bud explosion of awesome.

    Hana · January 23, 2010
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  • Hana

    Queso sticks are amazing!!!

    Hana · January 23, 2010
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