DC Pubs Overview

The Dubliner - Irish Pub | Irish Restaurant | Live Music Venue in DC

Anyone in need of a proper pub to drop into in-between all the museums, monuments, or day-to-day political life that permeates this town will be happy to discover that Washington, DC pubs are far easier to find than, say, rational thought on Capitol Hill.

Most of the District’s pubs offer great Happy Hour specials, much to the delight of federal employees who routinely get off at the crack of five. The government workforce actually increases DC’s population two-fold during the day, and many of these stressed out staffers, young interns, and burgeoning political bigwigs are in dire need of a pub when they leave work.

Despite its plethora of high-end drinking dens, Dupont Circle has a few great pubs to check out in DC, especially the enormous beer list at Bier Baron Tavern or the three-dollar weeknight drink specials at Lucky Bar. Catty-corner to historic Union Station, The Dubliner in Capitol Hill has been serving up nightly Irish bands, authentic Gaelic grub, and gallons of Guinness since 1974, while awesome new gastropubs and high-end beer pubs seem to pop up along the H Street Corridor every day.

Of course, nothing compares to the sloppy pub crawls that form along 18th Street in Adams Morgan – they don’t call it the “Liquorridor” for nothing – and the U Street Corridor, despite being better known for its live music scene, is also home to several successful DC pubs.

No matter where you end up in the nation’s capital, pubs in Washington, DC help remind all of us that nothing makes a hard day go away like a few frothy pints.

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