Tonic is a Foggy Bottom staple that’s famous for its “totchos” - a plate of nachos with all the fixings but with tater tots subbed in. We don’t recommend those (two good things doesn’t always equal something great), but the rest of the bar food is alright, and the turn-of-the-century-pharmacy decor makes happy hour interesting. When it’s nice out, have your $4 beer on the back patio (or even when it’s not nice - it stays open even in the winter thanks to some heavy-duty heat lamps).
Where we've featured it
More spots in Foggy BottomSee more
Captain Cookie and the Milk Man
When you need an afternoon-pick-me-up in the form of cookies or ice cream sandwiches, Captain Cookie in Foggy Bottom has your back.
Bobby’s Burger Palace
For burgers in Foggy Bottom, we like Bobby’s. It works for a casual weeknight dinner or a Sunday-morning hangover cure.
Stoney’s On L
Stoney’s in Foggy Bottom has a good patio, a solid happy hour, and plenty of TV’s to watch the game on.
More Bar Food spotsSee more
Try Black Jack for a casual pre-going out group dinner on 14th Street. We endorse the bucket of fried chicken.
There are a few floors to DC9, but we prefer the rooftop that has a good view of U Street.
Suggested by our writers
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more