The Pug

Dive Bar · Capitol Hill
1234 H St NE (btwn 12th & 13th St NE), Washington, D.C. 20002, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM Saturday (Show more)
  • Sat–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–5:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)

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  • What you need to know
    Alissa M.
    "... with cheesy eggs, hangover hash, two sausage links, and biscuits and gravy...."(3 Tips)
    Dan M.
    "Bottomless brunch is the way to go."(3 Tips)
    Stephanie D.
    "Hot cider & root beer cocktails are great."(3 Tips)
    Brunch and the City
    "late night on H Street"(2 Tips)
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  • hangover hash
  • cider drinks
  • h street
  • mimosas
  • toki underground
  • good for a late night
  • beer
  • cozy
  • root beer
  • great value
  • casual
  • biscuits
  • authentic
  • hot dogs
  • breakfast food
  • sausage
  • Natty Boh
  • inexpensive
  • eggs
  • staff
  • Brainard J.

    Try the beer quiz. Earn $500 in beverages! Read more

    Brainard Jamezy · 1 week ago
  • Tim S.

    Natty Boh Tall Boy

    Tim Smith · August 3
  • Ryan A.

    Don't be the red rock em sock em robot.

    Ryan Ambs · April 4
  • Stephanie D.

    Fantastic dive bar. Good bartenders. Hot cider & root beer cocktails are great.

    Stephanie D · November 3, 2014
  • Levi R.

    No frills neighborhood bar. Perfect.

    Levi Rokey · September 1, 2014
  • Dave S.

    Always great -- but on the weekend see if you can get some hangover hash.

    Dave Stroup · August 10, 2014
  • Paul C.

    Cheap natty boh. And it's directly under toki underground. Board games available.

    Paul Cunningham · August 9, 2014
  • Dan M.

    Bottomless brunch is the way to go.

    Dan Miller · July 4, 2014
  • Alycia

    I actually really love eating brunch here. Bottomless mimosas and half smokes for a very reasonable price.

    Alycia · April 27, 2014
  • Steven F.

    NATTY BOH!!!!

    Steven Fleming · February 22, 2014
  • Casey C.

    One of my favorite bars in DC. No frills, just good people and good beer.

    Casey Cavanagh · January 31, 2014
  • Sarah D.

    Love this place. Best bartenders in DC.

    Sarah D · December 29, 2013
  • Brea E.

    Taco Tuesday is ca$h only

    Brea Ellis · November 27, 2013
  • Bill M.

    Tuesday at The Pug are epic! Billy pouring drinks, Chef Marcus making impalocos! Impalocos are bags of fretos, Cheetos , or Doritos filled with pork or chicken or chorizo . Soooo good

    Bill Mulholland · November 13, 2013
  • Dan I.

    A weird mix of boxing, soccer, and radical politics. And Snoop Dogg on the radio.

    Dan Iradi · November 10, 2013
  • Chris A.

    My kind of place

    Chris Armstrong · October 2, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    'Be cool, drink, behave,' reads a placard behind the bar at The Pug, right next to another that states 'no idiots, no sniveling, no shooters, no politics, no bombs.'

    Serious Eats · October 1, 2013

    This lowkey, cozy, unpretentious, neighborhood bar doesn't try to appeal the masses, which is how Broads likes our watering holes to be. TACO SUPREME BONUS:: THEY SERVE CRUNKCAKES HERE!

    BROADS · September 6, 2013
  • Steven F.

    Brushing your teeth prevents cavities! :) :)

    Steven Fleming · August 20, 2013
  • Gwynne K.

    Tip your bartenders. ESP that cutie JoeMadden.

    Gwynne Kostin · July 21, 2013
  • Aaron K.

    PBR is the drink of choice. They don't give you a blue ribbon for nothin.

    Aaron King · July 13, 2013
  • The Hill is Home

    Our readers declared it their Favorite Bar on the Hill, 2013!

    The Hill is Home · June 17, 2013
  • scott s.

    Pug I believe is short for pugilist, hence the boxing theme. One of my fave bars on H.

    scott stead · June 8, 2013
  • Brian A.

    Amazing cheap brunch

    Brian Alexander · March 16, 2013
  • Derek F.

    A good spot to hang out if you're waiting for a table upstairs at Toki Underground. Choices are plentiful if you like beer. Not a good option if you're drawn to wine. Only one choice of red and white.

    Derek Fromson · March 12, 2013
  • Daniel G.

    Great staff, great atmosphere. Grab a few beers then head upstairs for dinner.

    Daniel Gray · January 23, 2013
  • Russell B.

    Ask the bartender to play Billy Bragg's "There is Power in a Union."

    Russell Bannan · December 30, 2012
  • Caroline M.

    Natty Boh is the drink of choice!

    Caroline McLean · February 3, 2012
  • Brunch and the City

    Hangover hash and mimosas...perfect cure for that morning after a late night on H Street Read more

    Brunch and the City · January 22, 2012
  • Kimberly A.

    Flogging Molly Hot Spiked Cider *strong* wintertime essential!

    Kimberly A. · January 16, 2012
  • Ed R.

    A necessary contrast to the uber-professional DC bar scene. They'll usually be playing Flogging Molly or something similar. They carry a mix of craft beer and the cheap stuff. You can have fun here.

    Ed Redding · December 8, 2011
  • Ashley S.

    They have great lakes brew! Mmmm tastes like Cleveland!

    Ashley Starks · November 10, 2011
  • Cyndi W.

    This place is the QO!

    Cyndi Waite · September 25, 2011
  • Universal E.

    The staff produces an entire food menu courtesy of a Foreman grill #Impressive. Oh and try the Black Out Punch, it got its name for a reason. S/O Billy and Jason!

    Universal Em · September 15, 2011
  • Geoff S.

    Schlitz "Tall Boys" for $4. Need I say more?

    Geoff S. · August 25, 2011
  • Meg S.

    don't order a cocktail. and try the hot cider in winter.

    Meg Slachetka · July 22, 2011
  • Major League Soccer

    The Pug is the ideal place if you are looking to relax and watch soccer. The Pug, an official pub of D.C. United and Major League Soccer!

    Major League Soccer · July 11, 2011
  • Jermaine G.

    Get the Cheese Puffs! It'll change your life

    Jermaine G. · July 9, 2011
  • Craig C.

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    Craig Carey · March 19, 2011
  • Meredith R.

    Don't come here expecting pugs. There aren't any. But lots of good beers!

    Meredith Rodkey · March 14, 2011
  • NightScene

    this hipster bar epitomizes the culture of H Street. DC pride, this bar has it. a sure spot to root for the DC United. or play connect four on the weekdays while grabbing a drink

    NightScene · January 26, 2011
  • Chris M.

    Be sure to look for the Rovers picture!

    Chris McArdle · December 13, 2010
  • Laura M.

    It's really dirty in here, but try the spiked hot cider, it's worth sitting in all this filth and dust

    Laura Martin · December 9, 2010
  • Christopher W.

    Stay for a drink then leave while wondering why you came here in the first place

    Christopher Winnyk · November 9, 2010
  • Maria A.

    Try the hot dogs!!!

    Maria Alvarez · November 8, 2010
  • Alissa M.

    The best way to cure a hangover is bottomless mimosa's and the all-american breakfast, comes with cheesy eggs, hangover hash, two sausage links, and biscuits and gravy. You can't go wrong.

    Alissa M · November 1, 2010
  • Seth T.

    Smells like bacon

    Seth Tanner · September 12, 2010
  • Patrick F.

    They have old style!!!

    Patrick Frank · May 7, 2010
  • ian h.

    Come here and I will foos your ass into the lake...

    ian hall · April 7, 2010
  • Emma K.

    They have Natty Boh, nuff said.

    Emma Kelly · January 31, 2010

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