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Rocket Bar

Rocket Bar

Chinatown, Washington
  • Feats With F.
    "current skeeball record at Rocket Bar on Feats With Friends?"(10 Tips)
    Audrey A.
    "Get here early if you want a chance to play shuffleboard."(5 Tips)
    Guy S.
    "Great place to shoot darts."(8 Tips)
    "Probably the best billards and gaming bar in Chinatown."(8 Tips)
90 Tips and reviews
  • bar games
  • darts
  • happy hour
  • skee ball
  • pool tables
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  • David T.
    David TootleApril 22
    Been here 10+ times
    Beer selection
  • Brendan R.
    Brendan RingMarch 28, 2016
  • Leanna L.
    Leanna LakeramFebruary 6, 2016
    The Happy Hour was great!
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesDecember 5, 2015
    Has an awesome Big Buck Hunter HD.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesDecember 5, 2015
    I enjoy the Fat Tire draft beer very much.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesDecember 5, 2015
    Darts cost $2.12. Not a bad deal, particularly since you can play all night.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesDecember 5, 2015
    Darts, Pool, Big Buck Hunter HD, Lots of TVs and a very good beer selection. What else do you need.
  • Helen G.
    Helen GlassJuly 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    They let you bring in your own food, which is awesome because Shake Shack is two blocks away!
  • Joe W.
    Joe WinnMarch 21, 2015
    Learned here I'm terrible at shuffleboard. Plus, it's a dive bar. Blink, and you'll miss the entrance. Surprisingly good martini, however.
  • Ky E.
    Ky E.January 20, 2015
    Cool late night place if you want to play games. Not so great during the day since it's really dark and in the basement. Kind of trashy.
  • Jean C.
    Jean CelsoDecember 31, 2014
    Free darts. Enough said.
  • Brett M.
    Brett MelilloDecember 29, 2014
    There is usually a wait for the pool tables but they do it in an organized fashion so you don't wait too long.
  • Shanber R.
    Shanber RoseDecember 4, 2014
    No food but u can go get food from elsewhere n bring it in... but drinks are good
  • Michael S.
    Michael SingletaryAugust 22, 2014
    Cheap and loud. Good for groups or for listening to the jukebox while downing some shots and cocktails.
  • Nicholas P.
    Nicholas PerezAugust 10, 2014
    Best bar around, it's amazing and so chill!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SilvermanAugust 7, 2014
    Ski ball, pool.. Come with friends only.
  • Lori M.
    Lori MichelleJanuary 27, 2014
    excellent, relaxed atmosphere!
  • Spam
    SpamOctober 19, 2013
    California Tortilla delivers to Rocket Bar for free (Mon-Thu till 10:30, Fri-Sat till 11:30, Sunday till 10, $10 minimum order).
  • Antonio U.
    Antonio UrbinaAugust 11, 2013
    Don't come here. They yell at you when is time to leave. So disrespectful. We are paying guests. No need to yell at people to get out.... Boycott it...
  • Amy T.
    Amy ThompsonJuly 4, 2013
    Great if you want to play pool, shuffleboard or skeeball!
  • Stephen A.
    Stephen AnfieldJune 22, 2013
    BYOF (Bring Your Own Food). Tortilla Coast delivers for free while you play games.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LeeApril 14, 2013
    Haven't been here in a while. Disappointed to see they no longer have Pacman.
  • Nancy C.
    Nancy ChuMarch 31, 2013
    Rocket fuel red ale is awesome.
  • Taste and See ™.
    Taste and See ™March 22, 2013
    Yes, it smells like pee, sometimes vom, here. Totally okay, because there's Skee Ball, Ice Hockey and pool tables in Chinatown.
  • Steven D.
    Steven DMarch 20, 2013
    Good draft beer selection
  • Spencer H.
    Spencer HughesDecember 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the sort of place that shows MMA on the TVs. Just FYI.
  • Feats With F.
    Feats With FriendsNovember 15, 2012
    Can you beat the current skeeball record at Rocket Bar on Feats With Friends? Here's a link to the Feat:
  • Craig C.
    Craig CareyNovember 10, 2012
    Challenge the skeeball record at Rocket Bar on
  • Amy L.
    Amy LAugust 25, 2012
    Go to the back bar. Play darts.
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick CurranJuly 25, 2012
    There's no kitchen or coffee, but you can order delivery from California Tortilla, and they have Red Bull.
  • Sunny C.
    Sunny ChangJune 9, 2012
    You can order food to be delivered. There are enough pool tables around. And even a jukebox machine where you can pay to listen to your favorite songs to be played.
  • newamerykahn
    newamerykahnJune 3, 2012
    Smells like the inside of a hobo's toe jam.
  • Kathy B.
    Kathy BonvillainMay 27, 2012
    Try the Abita Turbodog. Brewed in Louisiana. Darker is better!!
  • Steve G.
    Steve GMay 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try a skeeball competition against someone for drinks!
  • AnalRape
    AnalRapeMay 14, 2012
    Mad Hunnies Yo!
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin ParsakiaMay 13, 2012
    cute bartenders
  • Jengirlie
    JengirlieApril 23, 2012
    Try a Stoli Hot & Sticki!!!
  • Tiana P.
    Tiana Prima DonnaApril 11, 2012
    Typical College crowd dive bar.
  • Samantha M.
    Samantha MMarch 25, 2012
    Definitely a chill spot. Music low enough to talk and lots of pool and darts to play!
  • Shala R.
    Shala RomanMarch 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    U can bring ur own food!!! Super plus!!!!
  • Tas S.
    Tas SmithFebruary 9, 2012
    Make sure you shoot a game of darts. It's great!
  • Womply
    WomplyJanuary 23, 2012
    Rocket Bar has partnered with Womply to offer $15 cash back after 3 visits Read more
  • Womply
    WomplyJanuary 18, 2012
    Rocket Bar has partnered with Womply to offer $15 cash back after 3 visits!
  • Justin C.
    Justin CastleJanuary 18, 2012
    whoever the crazy bitch is that didn't like this place is clearly not a sports fan. this is a great place pre & post games (especially caps)!
  • Brian T.
    Brian T.December 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Big Buck Hunter & Skeeball? What's not to live?
  • Brian T.
    Brian T.December 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    After a Caps game, this is a good place to hang out while waiting for the crowd at the metro station to thin out a little bit
  • Mike L.
    Mike LurieNovember 5, 2011
    You're in Chinatown?
  • Omadikandja K.
    Omadikandja KalawNovember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go for Caps games
  • Cia
    CiaSeptember 19, 2011
    The least pretentious place in N W DC.
  • Amir Z.
    Amir ZonoziSeptember 16, 2011
    No real rockets here, what a rip off!
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LSeptember 9, 2011
    Pool tables shuffle board and darts. What more do you want? Well don't serve food though
  • Guy S.
    Guy SmileyAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to shoot darts.
  • invenTIFF
    invenTIFFApril 20, 2011
    Absolutely love the fact that you can bring your food in the establishment
  • Audrey A.
    Audrey AFebruary 15, 2011
    Always have a great time here! Get here early if you want a chance to play shuffleboard.
  • Chelsea L.
    Chelsea Loooper-StockwellFebruary 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    NEVER buy a song at the juke box unless you're willing to pay like $5 a song to skip the line.
  • Ragini K.
    Ragini KapadiaJanuary 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Alley roller league is NOT skeeball! These machines are a disgrace!
  • Teig
    TeigJanuary 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is Amazing!
  • Dave B.
    Dave BentleyJanuary 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    $2 PBR cans is the main (and almost only) reason to go here.
  • Abby T.
    Abby TottenDecember 5, 2010
    wow, don't order a drink anywhere close to last call, the bouncer is a dick and will actually take your glass right our of your hand.
  • Virly B.
    Virly BarleyDecember 3, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    hate when ppl getting the table n not plyng, theyre talking instead.come on now,we have other ppl tht waiting& wanna play.also respect the table,dont u ever put ur drinks on the table!!
  • Jayme B.
    Jayme BirgyDecember 2, 2010
    This place is perfect if you have a foot fetish.
  • NightScene
    NightSceneNovember 18, 2010
    Probably the best billards and gaming bar in Chinatown. The basement feel is a plus, but be warned, it can get a little too packed on weekends if you dont like fighting towards the bar
  • ian h.
    ian hallNovember 4, 2010
    Thumbs down on the decision to shitcan the foosball table in favor of that air-hockey-for-mongoloids "Boomerang" game. I'll never darken the doors of this anus-scented shitdump again!
  • Mazda
    MazdaOctober 27, 2010
    The folks behind Atomic Billiards and Buffalo Billiards have given sports fans a new place to hang out before games at the Verizon Center. - Washington Post
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PegramOctober 17, 2010
    Huge place, good crowd, weird green bar with sparkles in the back! Had a fun time here!
  • Mike R.
    Mike RuckiOctober 1, 2010
    Overpriced dive bar, but you can make it cheap by bringing your own food (they have no kitchen). Lots of takeout options nearby.
  • Jeanette H.
    Jeanette HamiltonSeptember 23, 2010
    WTF is that smell...really!?!
  • Sunni S.
    Sunni Smiles :)September 22, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Smelled like an old whore House today. Gross walked back out.
  • ian h.
    ian hallAugust 27, 2010
    Light up the goddamn foosball table! It's the only legitimate reason for a soul to set foot in this place.
  • Bradley C.
    Bradley CampJuly 30, 2010
    Smells like an elephant took a dump inside the place
  • DC After Five
    DC After FiveJuly 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great happy hour till 7pm m-f
  • Jade A.
    Jade AldrighetteJuly 16, 2010
    Love the jukebox.
  • Jim C.
    Jim CollinsJuly 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The hot blonde bartenders name is Lexy
  • Katie G.
    Katie GardnerJuly 8, 2010
    Go to Rocket Bar, play a round of skeeball and then treat yourself to Bud Light
  • JB- K.
    JB- KangJune 18, 2010
    As my boy says, it smells like boodussy here!
  • Stacey
    StaceyJune 17, 2010
    Trashy. And not in a good way. Just do me a favour and don't.
  • Cheryl K.
    Cheryl KleinJune 6, 2010
    Smells like CRAP!!!! Total turn off - never will come here again.
  • tolu
    toluApril 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Have 2 PBRs at the same time
  • David E.
    David EarlApril 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best on weeknights, especially if you like late nights, lowaikey bars and PBR.
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MMarch 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Pretty good rail drinks!
  • ian h.
    ian hallMarch 25, 2010
    Mike B. and Ian H. still undefeated on the shitty "Legend" foosball table in this joint. If you fancy yourself a goer, gimme a shout.
  • Ana
    AnaMarch 20, 2010
    Cool little dive that's mostly hidden next to the Ruby Tuesday in Chinatown. Cheap alcohol, great atmosphere, tons of games. Get there early and grab a booth in the back.
  • Sara H.
    Sara HalperinMarch 6, 2010
    Crappy service and wrongly-made drinks do not a good bar make.
  • John C.
    John CollinsJanuary 25, 2010
    Play skeeball and/or shuffleboard
  • Scott
    ScottJanuary 23, 2010
    Good after Georgetown wins. Play skeeball
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HJanuary 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring in food
  • Jenn
    JennJanuary 13, 2010
    Great on a Saturday night! And cheap happy hour!
  • Maxie
    MaxieDecember 29, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Their jukebox takes credit cards!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteDecember 13, 2009
    horrible bar
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MosbyMarch 27, 2009
    Go to Rocket Bar and order a 16 oz Miller High Life can
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