Even if you’re not bar hopping around 14th Street, finishing your night with a drink at Sotto is always a good idea. You get to the hidden-in-plain-sight spot through an entrance right next to Pearl Oyster Dive, and once you’re inside, you’ll find live jazz, excellent cocktails, and some small plates if you’re hungry. Grab a seat at one of the communal tables and be grateful you’re not waiting in the line at American Ice Co.
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Churchkey is a reliable spot around Logan Circle for good beer and some light bites. If you’re with a group, be prepared to stand.
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When you want a good beer but don't want to sacrifice good food, head to Bitch & Barley in Logan Circle. It's the best of both worlds.
Ghibellina is a neighborhood Italian spot in Logan Circle. You’ll come for the pizzas and pastas, but stay for the cozy vibes and friendly service.
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Right off U Street, Takoda has a nice (but small) rooftop and some good bar food options. We like it for a day drinking session or even a casual date.
Don’t just hit Bluejacket before a Nats game - the Navy Yard brewery is a great spot for a group hang and even a casual date.
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This French bistro is the place to see anyone who’s ever been on “Meet the Press". The food is also delicious.
Rose’s Luxury is one of DC’s best restaurants, according to pretty much everyone. Get ready to get in line.
A highly attractive spot located on the highly trendy Blagden Alley, The Dabney will impress both your date and your Instagram followers.
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