Neighborhood Bars

Neighborhood Bars

A charmingly offbeat Washington, D.C., bar, Chief Ike's Mambo Room has been a hotspot in the Adams Morgan district for years. Once frequented by Bill Clinton's senior political advisor George Stephanopoulos, locals say the bar reached its peak popularity

Stubbornly clinging on to its old-school roots, Dan's Cafe is a Washington, D.C., bar with absolutely no frills to speak of, and I mean none. An Adams Morgan institution since 1965, this longtime neighborhood hangout offers six cheap imported beers, a doz

Situated in a tall, narrow building prototypical of East Coast urban architecture, this Washington, D.C., neighborhood bar is an eclectic assortment of New York chic, dive-bar funkiness and Adams Morgan sophistication. As the name suggests, the décor is pharmaceutically themed—the place is supremely unique in this category. At each of the 14 tables, an array of pills are scattered beneath a layer of glass, and the walls are painted with medicinal containers. But unlike the doctor's office, Pharmacy Bar offers outstanding food to complement its prescribed elixirs. Unusual sandwiches like smoked salmon and dill cream cheese, along with traditionally prepared salads, make this Washington, D.C., bar and restaurant just what the doctor ordered.

Contrasting the swanky venues of the Adams Morgan neighborhood, this Washington, D.C., neighborhood bar and grill appeals to casual after-work crowds looking for a bite and a brew with a no-frills attitude. A great place to have a drink and watch the game

Angles is a Washington, D.C., billiards bar that offers more than just a game of pool. With dozens of imported beers to choose from and a neighborly atmosphere, you might want to hang up the pool cue and swap stories with other bar-goers. Owned by freelance war photographer Pat O'Donnell, Angles is clean and well lit, with images of past insurrections adorning the walls. Dartboards and a lively jukebox make this neighborhood bar a sure bet for an entertaining evening with a date or your usual drinking buddies.

Don't get the wrong impression from the name—this Washington, D.C., bar isn't nefarious or unpleasant, though loud and unruly might be a fitting description. A younger crowd of boisterous drinkers inhabit the Angry Inch, where classic rock sing-a-longs ar

With more than 50 bourbons offered, this Washington, D.C., bar attracts whiskey enthusiasts ranging from amateur to aficionado. Conveniently located in the Glover Park area, Bourbon is a snug tavern adorned with black-and-white photos of the bar's regulars and their families. Weekends attract a youngish crowd, and on warm nights the gathering takes place on the front patio. Tasty bar food and a dozen beers and wines provides an alternative to those impartial to America's favorite hard alcohol.

This Washington, D.C., bar has been serving the members of the House of Representatives and all their friends since 1980. Tasty burgers and friendly service make this a popular neighborhood bar, as well as an approved destination for hungry politicians looking for a quick power lunch. The tavern's name comes from President Theodore Roosevelt, the nation's 26th Commander-in-Chief and one of America's most colorful politicians. When faced with frustrations or absurd situations, Roosevelt would exclaim "Bullfeathers!" More familiar bull-related profanities were unacceptable in proper company, he said. This legendary Washington, D.C., bar's stated goal is to "take some of the edge off, take some of the ‘Bullfeathers' out of life and put a little more fun back in." A 40-foot bar hosts a bargain happy hour from 5-8pm nightly.

A Washington, D.C., neighborhood sports bar that was once dedicated to the Pittsburgh Steelers, The Pour House has recently changed ownership, and though still a sports bar, the hardcore Steeler emphasis has since dissipated. Now the tavern boasts dozens


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