The Pour House

Sports Bar
The Pour House The Pour House in Washington, DC's Capitol Hill has tons of TVs tuned to sports, Skeeball, bocce, & more. Check out this multi-level DC bar with Party Earth. Washington, DC United States 38.8865859408868 -77.0013391971588
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The Pour House - Sports Bar in Washington, DC.
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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

  • Metro:

    Blue, Orange Lines: Capitol South‎, Eastern Market

  • Phone:

    202-546-0779

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–Th 11am–1:30am, F 11am–2:30am, Sa 10am–2:30am, Su 10am–1:30am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Pour House Review

The Scene

The Pour House in Washington, DC's Capitol Hill has tons of TVs tuned to sports, Skeeball, bocce, & more. Check out this multi-level DC bar with Party Earth.

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?”

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Tip from Lucas:

Don’t forget about the weekend! Bottomless Bloodys for $12 and mimosas for $15 from 10am to 3pm means you can start the day with some fruits and vegetables and segue back to beer once the game’s over.

  • Crowd

    Sports fans, area staffers, interns, college kids, Skeeball fanatics, trivia buffs, bocce bowlers, and Steelers seekers, 20s to late 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    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.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    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.

  • Prices

    Brunch menu $6.50–$11, appetizers $5.50–$10, salads $7.50–$10, entrées $9–$18. Beer $4+, wine $3–$6, cocktails $5–$10.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Business casual to casual: suits, button-downs, sports jerseys, t-shirts, team attire, comfy jeans, loose blouses.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    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.

  • Close By

    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.

The Pour House User Reviews

Average rating:
Fun, American-style bar
Jody P. Dec 1, 2012
I love the pour house for the atmosphere and the beers - they always have a pretty big variety on tap. I am a big sports fan so i love sports bars. I'm also a sucker for skee-ball which they have in the basement. They have some other games upstairs and downstairs (pool, shuffleboard) so you can drink some good beer and get a little competitive with friends. They usually have good specials but it gets pretty packed during happy hour and on weekends. It seems like you could dress pretty casually based on the type of bar this is, but it is still DC so most people are dressed more upscale than you would think. I don't think there is an official dress code, but you probably want to look a little nicer anywhere you go in DC.
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