Party Earth Review Three-dollar weeknight drink specials and a couple dozen TVs make Lucky Bar a fan favorite for after-work beer and sports – especially soccer, since it is one of the few dedicated soccer bars in DC. Neighborhood regulars... ... read full review
1221 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
Red Line: Dupont Circle
M–Th, Su 3pm–2am, F–Sa 3pm–3am (open early for games)
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC –
Three-dollar weeknight drink specials and a couple dozen TVs make Lucky Bar a fan favorite for after-work beer and sports – especially soccer, since it is one of the few dedicated soccer bars in DC.
Neighborhood regulars, local young professionals, and international tourists with “fútbol” on the brain crowd around the venue’s three different bars to keep an eye on the scores, while those more interested in chatting and people-watching can take their pints to the sidewalk patio.
Rotating $3 beer specials and 25-cent grub deals keep the pub lively all week long, though Lucky is rowdiest on Fridays and Saturdays, when the first floor becomes a raucous dance space filled with twenty-something frat boys and party girls moving to a Top 40 DJ.
Mellower types not in the mood to navigate the mobs around the ground floor bars can make their way to the second floor, where a chiller vibe and more elbow room make conversation and getting a drink a bit easier.
Between sports, dancing, and specials, Lucky Bar has put together a winning combination for easy-going fans looking to chill and young urbanites in the Dupont area who just want to let loose.
Sports fans, young professionals, and tourists, 20s to 30s.
DJ spins Friday and Saturday nights. Pool table. Golden Tee arcade game.
Bar menu including wings, burgers, and tacos. Happy Hour M–W, F 3–8pm.
Appetizers $4–$7, entrées $6–$10. Beer $4–$6, wine $6.50/glass, cocktails $5–$9.
Casual: jeans, shorts, t-shirts, fan gear.
Any time for a soccer game, or Friday and Saturday nights for the dancing crowd.
Public Bar (1214 18th Street NW) just across Connecticut Avenue is another sports bar with more space and a rooftop bar.