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Thunder Burger & Bar

Burger Joint and Bar$$$$
Georgetown, Washington
105 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • buffalo stomp
  • big pimpin
  • happy hour
  • sweet potato fries
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  • Dany
    DanyMarch 27
    Try TB with their free toppings it was the yummiest burger I ever had & fried calamari is to die for.Service was great.Burkley was our waiter,so fast, helpful & nice he kept checking on us every time
  • Autty C.
    Autty CrosbyAugust 15, 2015
    Burgers but fancier. I seriously love this place. The service is awesome, drinks amaze balls, and get you a buffalo burger and always get the sweet potato fries.
  • Burger Days
    Burger DaysMay 2, 2011
    Cool joint with a variety of burger options-- beef, of course, but also add wild boar, bison & elk to the mix. If you've got the loot, peep the Big Pimpin which features Kobe & foie gras for $23
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BruceAugust 1, 2012
    Best burger I've ever had in my life. On top of that, great service and a great dining experience. Three best dishes: Pig in a Cow Suit, Freebird, and Learn to fly.
  • Tobias N.
    Tobias NegeleSeptember 4, 2014
    We had the rib appetizer and an amazing burger with sweet potato fries. A great bar with really nice staff. The best burger I had in D.C.
  • Richard P.
    Richard PeaseApril 18, 2015
    Try the Buffalo Stomp - Juicy, filling burger. Bacon wrapped bison is incredible and just melts in your mouth. #incredibleburger #filling (via @Foodspotting)
  • AskMen
    AskMenJune 18, 2010
    serves up a variety patties, from venison and bison to salmon and portobello. There are even plans to add tuna and veggie burgers in the near future. PS: 20+ beers on tap, just so you know. Read more
  • Tyler B.
    Tyler BenedictMarch 6, 2011
    Burgers were pretty good & made w/ free range beef, a big bonus! Grilled jalapeños & poblanos had no heat, though. Would def eat here again. Weekend brunch menu looked solid, too, but we got burgers.
  • Tim S.
    Tim ShermanMarch 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I had a excellent food and presentation! See #1 photo posted. Bison burger, wrapped in bacon, grilled onions, gorgonzola blue cheese w slice of fresh avocado on side! Amazing!
  • Kristin N.
    Kristin NakamaJuly 27, 2015
    Great, great burger. Go for the Big Pimpin. Well worth it for a little taste of foie gras.
  • Krysti H.
    Krysti H.February 18, 2013
    Chili Fries, sliders & drinks were great. Music was perfect. Great place to hang out with the hubby. Looking forward to a second visit.
  • Alessandro M.
    Alessandro MingioneJune 24, 2013
    The bison burger is superb and they also have a pretty rare boar burger that you just have to try if you didn't.
  • Norie W.
    Norie WrightMarch 5, 2015
    Really like the turkey burger with green apple and avocado. Love that the burgers are named after rock songs!
  • Andre W.
    Andre WithersAugust 21, 2013
    Definitely hit the Bison Burger!! And if you can sit in the back room for the full Thunder experience!
  • Kelly
    KellyFebruary 5, 2015
    Great burger selection - burger with pulled pork on top (pulled pork!) was super delish.
  • David C.
    David ChismAugust 4, 2013
    Very nice staff. I had a good burger, no bun. Very quality ingredients all around...and good beer.
  • Richard S.
    Richard SalsburyJune 7, 2014
    Make sure you have the Kobe beef burger with foie gras and Morbier. It is to die for!
  • Samantha S.
    Samantha Solleveld PepiMay 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome burger joint, really cool decor (that they've recently adjusted but is still cool). Great beer selection and awesome salads.
  • scott a.
    scott akdoganOctober 16, 2013
    Brunch is the way to go if you want to go without leaving all your cash behind. The Bloody Mary is not to be missed.
  • Robert B.
    Robert BlackwoodNovember 6, 2010
    Awesome place! A great burger and the chili is to die for. For the guy gripping about 22 minutes for the burger I have a recommendation for you... McDonalds dude!
  • Francisco
    FranciscoJuly 19, 2012
    This may be the best burger in DC, but the sweet potato fries are the best I've ever had.
  • Nathaniel E.
    Nathaniel EliasonAugust 23, 2015
    If they still have them get the corn dogs, they're pretty tastey and a good throwback
  • Nathan F.
    Nathan FishmanJune 4, 2012
    Best Burger I have ever had here with great service. Now accepting donations for a trip back to this place.
  • Erin M.
    Erin MichelleOctober 30, 2013
    Great bison burger and Ash was an awesome server!! Definitely a go to!
  • Shari M.
    Shari McGeeSeptember 23, 2013
    Pig in a Cow Suit is a great burger and the drinks are killer amazing!
  • Savannah C.
    Savannah C.July 6, 2015
    Great burgers! Great service! Sit in the front by the windows.
  • Katie M.
    Katie McGuireMay 9, 2014
    The burgers are great with wasabi mayo. My face beer was Twin Lakes!
  • Octavia C.
    Octavia ChappellMarch 2, 2013
    Small but has great portions and great taste...
  • Phil B.
    Phil BesharaApril 8, 2011
    Kobe burger is great. If your feeling healthy, get the salad with grilled tuna-- it's excellent.
  • Didi M.
    Didi MarieJanuary 31, 2015
    SO much more than burgers. The brunch is famous!!
  • James C.
    James ChuJuly 8, 2010
    Tasty burger, but if you really want some pink, ask for med rare. My burger came almost well done although they claimed that it would have some pink.
  • Francesco G.
    Love Me Tender is a nice choice. Nice place, good atmosphere and nice selection of draft beers
  • Ashraf E.
    Ashraf El-Ga'alyMay 8, 2014
    Delicious food and great service - simple yet awesome
  • Lewin H.
    Lewin Higgins-GreenOctober 17, 2016
    Good quality and tasty food. Some nice veggie options.
  • Christopher M.
    Well made burgers, juicy patties and delicious fries
  • Víctor S.
    Víctor SanchoMay 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Cool music, fantastic "Liberty of fly" turkey burguer.
  • Nikisha C.
    Nikisha CarpenterMay 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great menu. Bartenders not super talkative but they get hur done quickly!!
  • Jim P.
    Jim PfaffDecember 21, 2013
    Fantastic food. Great stuff. I highly recommend.
  • Aimee D.
    Aimee DuellOctober 4, 2011
    brilliant menu, tasty burger, excellent beer selection Read more
  • RLV
    RLVDecember 15, 2012
    I can see why their burgers are #1 in DC. The only bad thing is the soggy bottoms. :(
  • Matt S.
    Matt SweetwoodOctober 21, 2012
    The chicken wings are great. Order them hot!
  • Rick
    RickAugust 12, 2011
    Thunder Dark Lager is fantastic and leaves no aftertaste. Very nice beer.
  • Jennifer O.
    Jennifer OApril 28, 2012
    The Big pimpin' is pimpin'..... Never thought I would say a burger is worth $23...... It is.
  • DC Dining Adventures
    Must try to Buffalo Stomp, bacon-wrapped bison meat, absolutely delicious!
  • Paparazzi P.
    Paparazzi PicturesDecember 4, 2010
    Russell is the best!!! It's good to have management who takes care of their patrons.
  • Quim P.
    Quim PFebruary 3, 2011
    Excellent service! Love me tender burguer is a good choice!
  • Terence S.
    Terence ScottAugust 19, 2013
    Go for the ambiance, stay for the food.
  • Ahmed J.
    Ahmed JalalMay 21, 2013
    My first time here..non existant when it came to ordering. The waiter even said that she is so busy that we can go elsewhere. Not going here again. Food was ok service did not exist. Waste of money.
  • Teri R.
    Teri RushkaSeptember 3, 2014
    Crazy busy even at a weird lunch hour (after two) and if the smell of frying burgers thick in the air is not your thing ... pass. It's not a place I'll return.
  • Justine P.
    Justine PetrenkoMarch 16, 2012
    Good Burgers, Great location, Nice Music and Deco
  • Jenny
    JennyAugust 13, 2012
    Wasn't impressed. Burger was greasy/messy to eat w paper receipt stuck under burger. Slow inattentive service. Dining area floor was messy. Also very hot and stuffy bc of poor A/C.
  • Sarah
    SarahAugust 19, 2011
    Bring the bros. Great beer selection. Reasonably priced.
  • Tim K.
    Tim KowolsNovember 2, 2010
    happy hour is a pretty solid deal with 50% off beer and apps. bread pudding is amazing as well.
  • Sabel H.
    Sabel HarrisOctober 25, 2012
    The variety is great, but the service is barely adequate. There are much better burger places in DC.
  • Pat P.
    Pat PremierAugust 22, 2010
    Crab cake sliders and dip were great! Awesome beer selection.
  • Tashia T.
    Tashia TaylorNovember 5, 2011
    worst experience I've ever had and I didn't eat! hostess wouldn't seat us (party of 3) at a 4-top bec there was a party of 5 behind us, told us we would have to wait an hour. definitely won't be back!
  • Brian R.
    Brian RoweMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Boar Burger is amazing, lean and not gamey.
  • Jason M.
    Jason MewesOctober 16, 2012
    Mini corn dogs and music, Bonus. not to loud tho so you can still talk without screaming.
  • Stirling D.
    Stirling DembyJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The best burgers on DC. Hands down.
  • Sarah O.
    Sarah OJanuary 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The 'bushy' wall in the back room is a blast!
  • Bill S.
    Bill SOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best happy hour in Georgetown, hands down. Thunder dark lager rocks!
  • Jaclyn O.
    Jaclyn O'ConnellApril 29, 2013
    The Ventura Highway burger is what's up.
  • Conner W.
    Conner WilbergerOctober 22, 2011
    Best Burger ever!! Get the showdown burger!!
  • Kristine K.
    Kristine KippinsMay 9, 2011
    The happy hour nachos are disgustingly good! You'll lick the plate.
  • Sam M.
    Sam ManAugust 29, 2012
    Play great 80s and 90s music
  • Lili R.
    Lili RuedaMarch 18, 2015
    Great burger and chicken wings
  • Gabriel E.
    Gabriel EvansJanuary 25, 2014
    Get the Rock The Casbah! What a delicious burger!
  • Alessandro M.
    Alessandro MingioneJune 24, 2013
    If this got you curious be sure to visit the gentlemen's toilet
  • Tracy D.
    Tracy DinanOctober 13, 2015
    Good food, outrageous prices.
  • Scot G.
    Scot GallaherAugust 20, 2010
    Really great place...I enjoyed the Stone "Arrogant Bastard" on tap
  • Jacobo G.
    Jacobo GómezMarch 22, 2015
    Really good happy hour
  • Michael T.
    Michael TalonMay 13, 2012
    Chili cheese fries are hell ya! Nuf said
  • Rachele
    RacheleMay 2, 2013
    The Chili is phenomenal!!!
  • Ley M.
    Ley MendozaOctober 10, 2011
    Great food and service at the bar
  • Manothong T.
    Manothong T.March 31, 2012
    Seats are super duper comfy!!!
  • Universal E.
    Universal EmJune 7, 2011
    Meh...too many better burger spots in the city for me to come here again. Service was ridiculously bad, the host had an identity crisis, he thought he was a bouncer.
  • Keisha L.
    Keisha LandryJanuary 15, 2012
    The Ventura highway is so amazing!
  • Renee B.
    Renee BrodskyJune 7, 2013
    Bison burger is amazing!!
  • Michael B.
    Michael BJuly 13, 2010
    The music selection at this "rock inspired" burger joint blows... Like the service.
  • Lauren
    LaurenSeptember 30, 2012
    Try the $3 beer tastings!
  • Stuart W.
    Stuart WrightMay 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Buffalo Stomp is the Best!!!
  • Eric T.
    Eric TorrezFebruary 28, 2015
    Seared ahi tuna rocked it
  • Joel F.
    Joel FrigonNovember 20, 2010
    Get the "Learning to Fly" turkey burger. Excellent!
  • Robert S.
    Robert SmithSeptember 10, 2012
    Best burger joint in dc
  • Rehaf
    RehafSeptember 25, 2016
    Yummy 😋😋
  • PRP
    PRPMarch 1, 2013
    DON'T ORDER THE OLD FASHIONED! Pitiful. It is SMALL and all ice.
  • Jessica J.
    Jessica JosephNovember 16, 2013
    Love me Tender!
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly CollisFebruary 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Upgrade to the Kobe burger. Well worth it.
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica ReyesJune 18, 2013
    awesome burger!
  • Pilar L.
    Pilar LagosApril 27, 2012
    Portbello Road is amazing!!
  • Frank B. B.
    Frank B. ButzDecember 30, 2011
    Russian bartender is awesome!
  • Cynthia V.
    Cynthia Van ZandtJuly 13, 2010
    The sliders aren't any better than Happy Meal Burgers.
  • David S.
    David SmetanaJuly 19, 2014
    Not the best burger I've ever had.
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RainesNovember 11, 2012
    Big Pimpin or Ventura
  • Rice L.
    Rice LiuJune 4, 2015
    Overpriced and unworthy burgers for my limited appetite!
  • Farrah F.
    Farrah FojasMarch 2, 2011
    There are rats running around!!!!! Once we told the manager, he wasn't that surprised and said sorry for the visual we saw.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WheelerMay 24, 2013
    Bathroom faucets are annoying... just saying
  • Dana B.
    Dana BryantAugust 9
    What isnt?
  • Monica B.
    Monica BarreraJune 1, 2013
    Will never go back. First time there service was really slow and the food was not good.
  • Rahul S.
    Rahul SrivastavaJune 30, 2010
    Venison....not so good
  • Michael B.
    Michael BJuly 13, 2010
    Also after waiting 40 minutes for our burgers to come out... We left. I have NEVER walked out of a restaurant before...
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RamseyAugust 30, 2016
    Pretty average
  • Evgenia L.
    Evgenia LatypovaOctober 9, 2016
    Стильный интерьер. Можно смотреть спортивные трансляции. Кроме того, вкусно кормят, есть неплохое барное меню. Правда, обслуживание нестабильное, оставляет желать лучшего. В целом, обычное место
  • Luis Felipe S.
    O Hamburger Love me tender é muito bom, e os funcionários do local são bastante prestativos.
  • Arlene H.
    Arlene HerreraAugust 10, 2016
    Sweet Caroline! Y las papas están deli!
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