Party Earth Review Catty-corner to historic Union Station, The Dubliner is a family-owned Irish pub that has been serving up nightly Irish bands, authentic Gaelic grub, and gallons of Guinness since 1974. A large sidewalk patio entices groups... ... read full review
4 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Red Line: Union Station
M–Th 7am–1:30am, F 7am–2:30am, Sa 7:30am–2:30am, Su 7:30am–1:30am
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC –
Catty-corner to historic Union Station, The Dubliner is a family-owned Irish pub that has been serving up nightly Irish bands, authentic Gaelic grub, and gallons of Guinness since 1974.
A large sidewalk patio entices groups of casual tourists or guests at the adjacent Phoenix Park Hotel to fuel up on traditional country breakfasts that are heavy on the meat and potatoes or “salads” that would make a vegetarian whimper.
A popular after-work spot for nearby Capitol Hill staffers, the venue’s two bars get packed with bright young interns and ye olde lobbyists on the hunt for frothy pints, while groups of friends in business casual sneak in a lunch cocktail at one of the dozens of wooden tables that fill the restaurant’s three dark green and red rooms.
In the evenings, an upbeat mix of boisterous folk-music lovers and expatriates pining for a wee taste of home pour in for live music, with local acts playing long Irish sets to accompany the next round of Auld Dubliner Amber Ale and shepherd’s pie.
Because of its Capitol Hill location, The Dubliner tends to see more of a crowd during the week, making it a perfect option for a relaxed weekend brunch with a heavy dose of charm.
Young folk music lovers, interns, casual tourists, Irish natives, business professionals, and lobbyists, late 20s to 40s.
Live Irish band every night. Annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration featuring well-known Irish singer John McGrath and other international acts.
Typical bar menu including chicken fingers, potato skins, and Irish favorites like beef O’Flaherty, corned beef and cabbage, and Entrecote Jameson. Live music normally starts at 9pm Monday–Saturday and at 7:30pm on Sunday. Happy Hour M–F 5–7pm.
Brunch menu $12–$15, appetizers $6.50–$12, salads and sandwiches $6.50–$15, entrées $11–$24.50, late-night menu $4–$13. Beer $4–$6.50, wine $7–$8, cocktails $5–$10.
Suits and business casual during the week, and tank tops, cut-offs, jeans, and t-shirts on weekends.
Any night for live Irish music, weekdays after 5pm for the popular after-work scene, and weekends for a more relaxed Irish drinking and dining experience.
Matchbox (713 H Street NW) is a vintage pizza bistro popular for lunch and dinner, and featuring a spacious patio, solid beer list, and fresh made-daily fare.