Masa 14

Bar / Restaurant
Masa 14 Inside the sparsely-decorated and industrial-sized space that makes up Masa 14, flocks of trendy urbanites gather to enjoy small plates, late nights, and bottomless brunches. Washington, DC United States 38.914881 -77.03178
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Masa 14 - Bar | Restaurant in Washington, DC.
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Party Earth Review Inside the sparsely-decorated and industrial-sized space that makes up Masa 14, flocks of trendy urbanites gather to enjoy small plates, late nights, and bottomless brunches. A brick wall lined with rows of empty tequila... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    Green, Yellow Lines: U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo

  • Phone:

    202-328-1414

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–Th 5pm–2am, F 5pm–3am, Sa 11am–3am, Su 11am–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Masa 14 Review

The Scene

Inside the sparsely-decorated and industrial-sized space that makes up Masa 14, flocks of trendy urbanites gather to enjoy small plates, late nights, and bottomless brunches.

Inside the sparsely-decorated and industrial-sized space that makes up Masa 14, flocks of trendy urbanites gather to enjoy small plates, late nights, and bottomless brunches.

A brick wall lined with rows of empty tequila bottles near the entrance highlights the venue’s minimalist vibe, and simple veneer tables fill most of the spacious dining room.

During Happy Hour, buttoned-down professionals grab a spot at the sixty-foot polished stone bar to sample four-dollar specials or check the scores on one of three overhead flat-screens, while boisterous groups share rounds of mojitos and seafood appetizers at a long leather bench nearby and smaller gatherings opt for one of several backlit nooks across the room.

On Friday and Saturday nights – once the dinner crowd has had its fill of Latin- and Asian-inspired tapas like tuna sashimi flatbread and teriyaki chicken wings – a DJ kicks off a lineup of house and electronica that brings the international crowd of manicured men and chic party girls to its feet.

Though packed most nights with stylish diners and drinkers, the venue’s unlimited brunch on the weekends is also hugely popular, and includes all the Benedicts and mimosas needed to keep the most horrible hangovers at bay.

Day or night, Masa 14’s intricate bites and sweet cocktails are sure to have even the most demanding palate asking for mas…at least thirteen more times.

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Tip from Emma:

Need a brunch fix? Grab your closest friends and splurge on the $35 unlimited brunch. Sure, it’s pricey, but after a few rounds of bacon-infused Bloody Marys and all the tapas you can eat, you can curl up and take a free full-belly nap for the rest of the day.

  • Crowd

    Sophisticated young professionals, well-dressed groups of girls, pre-clubbing crowd, and adventurous eaters, mid-20s to early 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    DJs spin mostly house and electronica on Fridays and Saturdays from 10pm. Three televisions behind the bar tuned to sports or news.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Small plates with Mexican and Asian influences, including temaki sushi hand rolls and grilled chicken liver arepas. Three to four plates per person recommended. Happy Hour M–F 5–7pm.

  • Prices

    Brunch menu $7–$35, sushi hand rolls $5–$6, salads, soups, and ceviche $7–$11, sides $4–$6, entrées $6–$13.

    Beer $6–$8, wine and sake $7–$18/glass or $26–$80+/bottle, cocktails $7–$12, tequila $14–$20/glass or $360+/bottle.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Trendy casual to upscale: designer jeans, leggings, fitted v-necks, cocktail dresses, and business attire.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Happy Hour Monday through Friday for a popular way to sample the menu on a budget, Fridays and Saturdays for a packed nightlife scene three-deep to the bar, and weekends for a prix fixe brunch of unlimited food and drink.

  • Close By

    The Gibson (2009 14th Street NW) serves up hand-crafted classic cocktails in an intimate environment styled as an upscale speakeasy.

Masa 14 User Reviews

Average rating:
Asian/Latin Affairs
Michel D. Apr 26, 2013
Asian and Latin mixed couples, your love has taken the shape of a delicious fusion restaurant in the prime location of 14th street. Take your affairs to another level and order yourselves some sushi and yucca while enjoying an upbeat atmosphere that both you and yours will enjoy.
Bachelorette Bar Crawl Anyone...Location Tres
InHAIRent B. Apr 22, 2013
OK, sooo... one of my girls flew into town this past weekend for what was slated to be her going out with a bang ceremony before being permanently attached to her guy's ankle... a bit of ball and chain action. Unfortunately, the person responsible for the shindig was pretty wack... there were even kiddies running about (Seriously). She was pretty vexed and called me to vent. We went to about four locations Saturday night and the third was Masa14. I loved how the place was spacious, warm & fuzzy when we walked in. We were greeted at the door and headed upstairs following the sound of some hot rhythms. At the top of the staircase there was a glass wall filled with a bar and plenty of happy people getting their House on. Yes! It was HouseDC night! To the left there was a DJ spinning the tightest House tunes and on the right side of the room there was the reverberation of congos being played by a guy in the corner crowded by clubbers who were clearly feeling themselves and the bartenders. We love live music! It was amazing how everyone was friendly and seemed to be living the high life. There were people from all different ethnic backgrounds and walks of life... a sort of melting pot. I turned around and walked back through the glass door and realized I was on a glassed in rooftop deck which provided a lounge like atmosphere for those who opted out on the housing action. I turned around again and noticed a slope of beautiful flora and fauna which added a romantic aspect. People were housing, spinning each other around, getting their vogue on in circles, dancing and romancing. And yes... you can put your star quality on display by posing for pics with SkyLiteDC. They had a photographer on hand to capture the haps play by play and help us recapture our fabulous moments. Masa14 is definitely the type of place you want to go if you want options and variety in your experience. My girls and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and it made up for the devastating bachelorette party. In addition to all these, Masa14 is also an award winning restaurant. I have not tasted the cuisine yet, but I plan to take a dive into brunch one weekend and let you all know the results. With a name like Masa you might think that there is plenty of dough involved, but I am happy to report that there was no cover to get in on the excitement.You can check out Masa14 on line and opt in on the mailing list here: www.masa14.com
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