Party Earth Review It was born a Pittsburgh bar, but while Steelers fans still find lots of black and gold here, The Pour House has broadened its gaming appeal, making it as popular for Skeeball and trivia nights as it is for football... ... read full review
319 Pennsylvania Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
Blue, Orange Lines: Capitol South, Eastern Market
M–Th 11am–1:30am, F 11am–2:30am, Sa 10am–2:30am, Su 10am–1:30am
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC –
It was born a Pittsburgh bar, but while Steelers fans still find lots of black and gold here, The Pour House has broadened its gaming appeal, making it as popular for Skeeball and trivia nights as it is for football.
The bar’s expanded horizons attract sports lovers, staffers, and college students all week, whether it’s for $12 buckets on Mondays, the extra-long Happy Hour on Fridays, or learning the finer points of tossing heavy balls into small holes just about any day.
The requisite vintage photographs of sports figures and politicians stud the spaces between the flat-screens, which are so prevalent on all three floors that it’s usually possible to find even the most esoteric game.
Young students hit the Skeeball and bocce facilities in the basement, also the home of regular Trivia Tuesdays and the wildly competitive District Skee league (Thursdays in October and November).
Athletic events aside, the place remains pretty tame early in the week, as preppy professionals drop in for a cocktail at the Top of the Hill lounge upstairs, which has a classier antique feel with its WWII-era décor, comfy leather chairs, pool tables, and an expanded craft beer and cocktail selection.
Dancing isn’t a thing at The Pour House, which is just fine by the happy regulars who prefer their parties to end in touchdowns, the 50-point bucket, or the correct answer to “What animal can’t stick out its tongue?”
Sports fans, area staffers, interns, college kids, Skeeball fanatics, trivia buffs, bocce bowlers, and Steelers seekers, 20s to late 30s.
Jukebox stocked with mainstream rock and pop, as well as some hip-hop faves, English drinking songs, and 80s classics. Around thirty TVs throughout, all tuned to sports.
Large projection screen upstairs. Pool tables upstairs. Skeeball and bocce facilities in the basement.
Standard American pub grub including popcorn shrimp, hot pretzels, burgers, and wings, as well as grilled kielbasa and pierogi platters. Upstairs and game room available for private rental.
Happy Hour M–Th 4–7pm and F 4–9pm on the ground floor, and M–Th 5:30–8pm and F 5:30–9pm at Top of the Hill. Daily drink specials.
Brunch menu $6.50–$11, appetizers $5.50–$10, salads $7.50–$10, entrées $9–$18. Beer $4+, wine $3–$6, cocktails $5–$10.
Business casual to casual: suits, button-downs, sports jerseys, t-shirts, team attire, comfy jeans, loose blouses.
Any day to catch a game of interest, Tuesdays for trivia and the bocce league, Thursdays for Skeeball competitions (check schedule), or Friday and Saturday nights for a chill bar and some fun games.
Capitol Lounge (229 Pennsylvania Avenue) is a sports-centric dive with a fondness for Michigan State, and features daily food specials and a rowdier crowd.