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The 10 Best Bars Near Capitol Hill, Washington

Updated: September 21, 2022

Need a drink? These are our favorite cocktail, champagne, and dive bars in Capitol Hill. We analyzed the top restaurant review sites and leading food blogs for the best bars in Capitol Hill. Head to these watering holes for great live music, darts and strong drinks!

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The Eastern

Wine Bar, Capitol HillWine BarWashington, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Betsy

Bar, $$, Capitol HillBar, $$Washington, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Lola's Barracks Bar & Grill

Bar, $$, Capitol HillBar, $$Washington, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

The Ugly Mug

Bar, $$, Capitol HillBar, $$Washington, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

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Copycat Co

Cocktail Bar, $$, Near NortheastCocktail Bar, $$Washington, Near Northeast
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • TimeOut, 2022

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    TimeOut, 2022

The Ella Grace

Cocktail Bar, Near NortheastCocktail BarWashington, Near Northeast
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Anchovy Social

Bar, $$, Navy YardBar, $$Washington, Navy Yard
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
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Walters

Sports Bar, $$, Navy YardSports Bar, $$Washington, Navy Yard
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

The Queen Vic

Pub, $$, Near NortheastPub, $$Washington, Near Northeast
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Tap99

Bar, $$, Navy YardBar, $$Washington, Navy Yard
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We pored over ratings for 16302 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Washington and 518 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what TimeOut and Thrillist had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. For example, we considered TimeOut - The 18 best bars in DC for all types of drinkers and Thrillist - 26 Rooftop Bars with Epic Views of Washington DC as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. These ten options are sure to delight.

Recurring questions

Betsy, Cafe 8, and Lola's Barracks Bar & Grill are bars with a happy hour in Capitol Hill.

Betsy, Cafe 8, and Lola's Barracks Bar & Grill are the highest-rated bars that are good for groups in Capitol Hill.

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