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The 14 Best Bars Near Chinatown, Washington

Updated: September 21, 2022

Had a long day? These are our favorite Chinatown bars for a post-work cocktail and bucket of beer. After careful analysis of top articles and review sites, we know these are the best bars in Chinatown. Drop-in on the pubs for tasty bar snacks, jugs of frozen wine slushy, and an all-round good time.

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Rocket Bar

Bar, $$, ChinatownBar, $$Washington, Chinatown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
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Cocktail Bar, $$$$, Penn QuarterCocktail Bar, $$$$Washington, Penn Quarter
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Service Bar

Bar, $$, ShawBar, $$Washington, Shaw
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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ChurchKey

Bar, $$, Logan CircleBar, $$Washington, Logan Circle
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Tiny Tiki Bar

Tiki Bar, $$, ShawTiki Bar, $$Washington, Shaw
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0
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Jane Jane

Bar, $$, Logan CircleBar, $$Washington, Logan Circle
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0
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Allegory

Bar, DowntownBarWashington, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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600 T

Cocktail Bar, $$, ShawCocktail Bar, $$Washington, Shaw
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Denson Liquor Bar

Bar, $$$, Penn QuarterBar, $$$Washington, Penn Quarter
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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The Mirror

Cocktail Bar, $$, DowntownCocktail Bar, $$Washington, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Morris American Bar

Bar, $$, Mount Vernon SquareBar, $$Washington, Mount Vernon Square
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Round Robin Bar

Bar, $$$, DowntownBar, $$$Washington, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 3.5
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Left Door

Cocktail Bar, $$$, ShawCocktail Bar, $$$Washington, Shaw
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
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Barkada Wine Bar

Wine Bar, $$, ShawWine Bar, $$Washington, Shaw
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

Why is this list better than others?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Chinatown. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 16302 Washington restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 518 top lists and articles from the likes of Thrillist, TimeOut and City Seeker. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Thrillist - How to Get Into DC’s Best Speakeasies and Hidden Bars, TimeOut - The 15 best cocktail bars in DC and City Seeker - Best Sports Bars in Washington DC. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

FAQ

Rocket Bar is a bar with a happy hour in Chinatown.

Rocket Bar is the highest-rated bar that is good for groups in Chinatown.

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