5 Best Pubs in Washington, DC

Best Pubs in Washington

Below is a list of the top and leading Pubs in Washington. To help you find the best Pubs located near you in Washington, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

Washington’s Best Pubs:

The top rated Pubs in Washington, DC are:

  • Service Bar DC cocktail menu switches with the seasons or with whatever motivates them
  • The Public Option – producing a selection of top-quality beers on site
  • Across the Pond – brings you newly cooked, homemade style dining in a relaxed & friendly environment
  • The Queen Vic – gives all their guests a true feel for what a British Pub
  • The Pub & The People – corner pub with delectable food and drinks, and Great People

Service Bar DCPubs in Washington

Service Bar DC has become known for its renowned cocktails, mouth-watering fried chicken, and low-key atmosphere and it was established by Chad Spangler and Glendon Hartley in 2016. The traditional cocktail bar was often a tranquil, formal, and expensive experience years ago, and Service Bar has always strived to counter that standard. It has swaggered a $7 cocktail menu, live music, and a welcoming seat for anyone in the neighborhood. The cocktail menu switches with the seasons or with whatever motivates them at the time one thing is for sure though, there’s always something new and exciting to try. Service Bar serves typical American food with an emphasis on local ingredients. Even though the menu has grown and developed eventually, fried chicken has remained the signature dish.

Products/Services:

Menu, Dine-In, Takeout, Pick-Up & Delivery, Reservation, Service Bar Shop

LOCATION:

Address: 926-928 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 462-7232
Website: www.servicebardc.com

REVIEWS:

“This is a lively location with a thoughtful cocktail menu and a small-ish but mighty food menu. The drinks are well made and presented in fun ways with appropriate drinkware. The food is very good, some items outstanding even. I suggest the charred carrots as a must-have. But what really makes this location are the friendly and engaging staff members. It seems like everyone from servers to kitchen staff all take pride in their part of the work and seem to enjoy sharing that with patrons. Service like that is what keeps me coming back!” – Lavender K.

The Public OptionTop Pubs in Washington

The Public Option started out as a brewpub. And they plan to continue that tradition by producing a selection of top-quality beers on site. But they will broaden the draft beer oblations to include other domestically brewed beers and some national favorites. At this point, they are not serving food on a regular basis. They have really enjoyed doing pop-ups with some outstanding local chefs and will continue to do so. Please check out their “Events” section for upcoming guest chefs. As their food program evolves, they don’t have any objection to folks bringing or ordering in food. They have also had the enjoyment of hosting a number of very talented artists in their upstairs space. They have some more shows in the works.

Products/Services:

Menu, Bar, Events

LOCATION:

Address: 1601 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20018
Phone: (202) 636-3795
Website: www.thepublicoptiondc.com

REVIEWS:

“The people are great and kind. The drinks are quality, both cocktails, and beer. We just stopped in since we were visiting for a conference and it was a great surprise to meet the Public Option staff” – Emily R.

Across the PondPubs Washington

Across the Pond is a community restaurant and pub situated in Dupont Circle. They bring you newly cooked, homemade style dining in a relaxed & friendly environment. They show soccer, rugby, college hoops, and more. Happy Hour daily. They have a dedicated gluten-free fryer.

Products/Services: 

Gluten-Free Menu, Private Events, Sports Bar

LOCATION:

Address: 1732 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 232-4800
Website: www.acrosstheponddc.com

REVIEWS:

“This is one of my favorite places. The food is great, their Fish and Chips are Gluten-free and outrageous! Steak and Ale pie is delicious with lots of beer and drinks to choose from. The owner makes everyone feel welcome and always takes great care of us. Highly recommend stopping by.” – Jennifer R.

The Queen VicGood Pubs in Washington

The Queen Vic is a British Pub Serving Traditional Pub Food and Beers. Initially named after the infamous public house from Britain’s popular soap opera “Eastenders”, they aim to give all their guests a true feel for what a British Pub means to us. First and foremost, they promise to give you an authentic British welcome. This means lots of smiles, conversation, and careful service, but if you call football “soccer”, they reserve the right to call you names and/or eject you from the premises.

Products/Services:

Menu, Reservations, Gifts, Dine-In, Takeout, Delivery

LOCATION:

Address: 1206 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 396-2001
Website: www.thequeenvicdc.com

REVIEWS:

“Queen Vic delivered again. After attending this bar nearly every week for the past two years, we asked if they would cater our wedding too. They put together an amazing spread of food bbq style. Everything from delicious pork sausages to jalapeño cheesy grits and everything you would hope for between. The team was prepared and cooked up everything in a timely manner offsite and every guest said it was the best wedding food they’ve ever had! Love this place.” – Brian C.

The Pub & The PeopleOne of the best Pubs in Washington

The Pub & The People is a Bloomingdale/Eckington area corner pub with delectable food and drinks, and Great People. Located at the corner of North Capitol & R Streets NW, they are a 10-minute walk from both the Noma-Gallaudet U/New York Ave (Red) Metro stop and the Shaw/Howard University (Yellow/Blue). Several bus lines run by them as and a Capital BikeShare dock are one block away.

Products/Services:

Menu, Reservations, Private Party, Holiday Hours, Gift Cards, Din-In, Takeout, Delivery

LOCATION:

Address: 1648 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 234-1800
Website: www.thepubandthepeople.com

REVIEWS:

“I’ve always enjoyed my experiences at The Pub & The People – delicious food at reasonable prices, great patio with umbrellas, expansive drinks selection, and good service. It’s a great place in the middle of DC to convene a group of friends from across the city. For my visit this Sunday, there was plenty of parking available up and down North Capitol Street.” – Alex C.