The Most Fun and Exciting DC Bars for an Awesome Time
Everyone loves a fun time with close friends, flavorful food, and delicious drinks. DC’s food and entertainment scene is known for being on the cutting edge of the nation’s trends, and popular DC bars are no exception: they offer the best in local craft brews, well drinks, cocktails, wine, and more.
With a diverse mix of bars and hangout spots, DC provides plenty of options for happy hours and informal gatherings. Explore these top DC bars, conveniently located near Tenley View Apartments. You’ll find a favorite spot in no time!
Experience DC’s Gastropub Scene with Tenley Bar & Grill
Many people associate the word “pub” with quality beer and drinks… and mediocre, overpriced food. In true DC fashion, there are plenty of “gastropubs” to explore, where you can get both unique drinks and scrumptious food. Gastropubs specialize in offering excellent drink choices and providing high-quality, speciality food, much of which is fresh, organic, and made with locally-sourced ingredients. This puts a new twist on the old pub scene, as the focus shifts to include a more refined dining experience.
For a classic DC gastropub experience visit Tenley Bar & Grill, located across the street from Tenley View Apartments, just a hop, skip, and a jump away (more like just a hop). From the food menu, try the mouthwatering Cajun Burger or the delectable Crab Cake Sandwich. From the bar menu, try a refreshing glass of Fat Tire beer or indulge in the Caramel Apple Martini.
Catch a Game at Kitty O’Shea’s or Jake’s
Depending on the crowd and atmosphere you’re in the mood for, certain pubs and bars are especially good for catching a sports game. One such happy place is Kitty O’Sheas at 4624 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Have a glance at their happy hour selections; favorites include delicious wings, refreshing ciders, and pitchers of Sam Adams. Kitty’s is also just a few steps down the block from Tenley View Apartments!
Another favorite spot where locals like to catch games is Jake’s Boiler Room on 5018 Connecticut Ave NW. Jake’s is the ideal place not only to watch a game but to play them, too! They offer pool, darts, board games, and arcade games. Kick back with co-workers, classmates, or friends — it’s all-out fun for all groups and every occasion!
Get Classy at a DC Wine Bar
Looking for something more upscale and classy? Try one of DC’s top-flight wine bars. These are excellent places to grab tapas, indulge in some seriously satisfying steak, and sample rare imported and domestic wines. They also provide tasteful settings for a date or an important business meeting. Two of our favorite wine spots nearby areBarcelona Wine Bar (3310 Wisconsin Ave. NW) and Bardeo Wine Bar (3309 Connecticut Ave. NW).
Barcelona Wine Bar is a one of the largest importers of Spanish wines here in the U.S. Have a glance at their extensive wine list; we recommend trying at least a few. Bonus: Barcelona also offers subscription/membership programs.
Bardeo Wine Bar is known for sourcing only the top choices when it comes to wine, drinks, and food ingredients. The bar and lounge area is a favorite meet-up spot for DC residents and locals. For a one-of-a-kind DC experience, give their rooftop dining option a shot.
This is just a handful of the best bar choices that DC has to offer — there are plenty more to explore all over the city! We love the bar scene here because it reflects DC’s combination of sophistication and hospitality, two traits we pride ourselves on here at Tenley View. If you’re interested in luxury living in one of DC’s most happening, action-packed neighborhoods, schedule a tour to see our beautiful floor plans and plush amenities firsthand!