dc watering holes
The Big Hunt is one of dc watering holes.

1. The Big Hunt

7.7
1345 Connecticut Ave NW (btwn N St & Dupont Cir NW), Washington, D.C.
Dive Bar · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 108 tips and reviews
Castle Dupont is one of dc watering holes.

2. Castle Dupont

1262 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Dive Bar · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 3 tips and reviews
The Mayflower Bar & Lounge is one of dc watering holes.

3. The Mayflower Bar & Lounge

7.4
The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Hotel Bar · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 1 tip
The Penthouse is one of dc watering holes.

4. The Penthouse

1219 Connecticut Ave, Washington, D.C.
Speakeasy · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 3 tips and reviews
The Gibson is one of dc watering holes.

5. The Gibson

8.4
2009 14th St NW (at U St NW), Washington, D.C.
Speakeasy · U-Street · 137 tips and reviews
ChurchKey is one of dc watering holes.

6. ChurchKey

9.1
1337 14th St NW (at Rhode Island Ave NW), Washington, D.C.
Beer Bar · Logan Circle - Shaw · 273 tips and reviews
R.F.D. Washington is one of dc watering holes.

7. R.F.D. Washington

810 7th St NW (btwn H & I Sts. NW), Washington, D.C.
Bar · Chinatown · 164 tips and reviews
Barcode is one of dc watering holes.

8. Barcode

7.1
1101 17th St NW (at L St NW), Washington, D.C.
American Restaurant · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 93 tips and reviews
The Bottom Line is one of dc watering holes.

9. The Bottom Line

6.5
1716 I St NW (btwn 17th & 18th St. NW), Washington, D.C.
Sports Bar · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 64 tips and reviews
The Mighty Pint is one of dc watering holes.

10. The Mighty Pint

1831 M St NW (19th st), Washington, D.C.
Bar · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 59 tips and reviews
Science Club is one of dc watering holes.

11. Science Club

1136 19th St NW (btwn L & M St NW), Washington, D.C.
Bar · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 51 tips and reviews
Dacha Beer Garden is one of dc watering holes.

12. Dacha Beer Garden

9.2
1600 7th St NW (Q St NW), Washington, D.C.
Beer Garden · Logan Circle - Shaw · 65 tips and reviews
The Saloon is one of dc watering holes.

13. The Saloon

6.9
1205 U St NW (btwn 12th & 13th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Pub · U-Street · 35 tips and reviews
Petworth Citizen & Reading Room is one of dc watering holes.

14. Petworth Citizen & Reading Room

8.5
829 Upshur St NW, Washington, D.C.
Bar · Petworth · 28 tips and reviews
The Pug is one of dc watering holes.

15. The Pug

7.6
1234 H St NE (btwn 12th & 13th St NE), Washington, D.C.
Dive Bar · Capitol Hill · 51 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious 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.'

Solly's U Street Tavern is one of dc watering holes.

16. Solly's U Street Tavern

7.6
1942 11th St NW (at U St NW), Washington, D.C.
Bar · U-Street · 69 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Loyal to Ohio State and the Miami Dolphins, game nights at this divey sports bar are a cacophony of shouted commentary, cheers, and jeers.

Raven Grill is one of dc watering holes.

17. Raven Grill

7.7
3125 Mount Pleasant St NW, Washington, D.C.
Dive Bar · Mount Pleasant · 33 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: This dive bar is not particularly crowded, even on a weekend, and the crowd is one of the mellowest in DC.

Red Derby is one of dc watering holes.

18. Red Derby

8.6
3718 14th St NW (at Quincy St NW), Washington, D.C.
Dive Bar · Petworth · 95 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: All of the necessary provisions for a debaucherous evening out: a dimly lit, red-tinted bar, a spacious roof deck, and a back room for games.

Quarry House Tavern is one of dc watering holes.

19. Quarry House Tavern

8401 Georgia Ave (at Bonifant St.), Silver Spring, MD
Dive Bar · 116 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: This Silver Spring dive bar has 120+ beers and 200+ whiskies.

Tune Inn Restaurant & Bar is one of dc watering holes.

20. Tune Inn Restaurant & Bar

8.4
331 Pennsylvania Ave SE (4th St), Washington, D.C.
Dive Bar · Capitol Hill · 71 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Tourists seek out the deep fried burger at this Capitol Hill dive, regulars just come to drink.

The Passenger is one of dc watering holes.

21. The Passenger

1021 7th St NW (at L St NW), Washington, D.C.
Cocktail Bar · Mount Vernon Square · 118 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: The Passenger is one of DC's darlings: it's a casual neighborhood bar that makes some of the best cocktails in town.

Garden District is one of dc watering holes.

22. Garden District

8.9
1801 14th St NW (at S St NW), Washington, D.C.
Beer Garden · U-Street · 87 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Perpetually packed in the evenings, but come during the afternoon to be able to grab a table easily and relax with beer and barbecue. Call ahead for the whole smoked pig head if that's your thing

Room 11 is one of dc watering holes.

23. Room 11

8.8
3234 11th St NW (at Lamont St NW), Washington, D.C.
Wine Bar · Columbia Heights · 84 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: A neighborhood restaurant and wine bar, with brunch on Sundays.

Jay's Saloon & Grille is one of dc watering holes.

24. Jay's Saloon & Grille

3114 10th St N, Arlington, VA
Dive Bar · Clarendon - Courthouse · 26 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: This dive's future is uncertain due to planned development on its lot. Don't wait to check it out or you might be too late.

Bar TNT is one of dc watering holes.

25. Bar TNT

2413 Columbia Pike (S Barton St), Arlington, VA
Bar · Penrose · 10 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Rock-inspired cocktails from Todd Thrasher of PX

PX is one of dc watering holes.

26. PX

8.7
728 King St, Alexandria, VA
Speakeasy · Old Town · 31 tips and reviews
Looking Glass Lounge is one of dc watering holes.

27. Looking Glass Lounge

7.7
3634 Georgia Ave NW (at Princeton Pl NW), Washington, D.C.
Bar · Columbia Heights · 67 tips and reviews