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The 14 Best Bars Near Columbia Heights, Washington

Updated: September 21, 2022

It's always happy hour with these great bars in Columbia Heights! We go for the drinks and stay for the vibe. We analyzed the top restaurant review sites and leading food blogs for the best bars in Columbia Heights. Grab your crew and get to these great watering holes for craft beer, bar snacks and a good time!

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St Vincent Wine

Wine Bar, $$, Columbia HeightsWine Bar, $$Washington, Columbia Heights
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Mr Braxton Bar & Kitchen

Bar, $$, Columbia HeightsBar, $$Washington, Columbia Heights
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Lou's City Bar

Bar, $$, Columbia HeightsBar, $$Washington, Columbia Heights
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

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Service Bar

Bar, $$, ShawBar, $$Washington, Shaw
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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  • TimeOut, 2017

    The 15 best cocktail bars in DC

    TimeOut, 2017

ChurchKey

Bar, $$, Logan CircleBar, $$Washington, Logan Circle
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • CultureTrip, 2017

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    CultureTrip, 2017
  • TimeOut, 2015

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OKPB

Cocktail Bar, Mount PleasantCocktail BarWashington, Mount Pleasant
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0
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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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600 T

Cocktail Bar, $$, ShawCocktail Bar, $$Washington, Shaw
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Left Door

Cocktail Bar, $$$, ShawCocktail Bar, $$$Washington, Shaw
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
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  • TimeOut, 2017

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The Gibson

Bar, $$, U Street CorridorBar, $$Washington, U Street Corridor
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Archipelago

Tiki Bar, $$, U Street CorridorTiki Bar, $$Washington, U Street Corridor
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • CultureTrip, 2017

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  • TimeOut, 2017

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Reliable Tavern

Bar, $$, Park ViewBar, $$Washington, Park View
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

Barkada Wine Bar

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

How did we curate these results?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Columbia Heights. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 16302 restaurants in Washington, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 518 lists and articles from experts at TimeOut, Thrillist and CultureTrip and more. All with some boam magic. These spots have been featured in TimeOut - The 15 best cocktail bars in DC, Thrillist - The Absolute Best Bars in Washington, DC Right Now and CultureTrip - 11 Fun First-Date Bars in Washington, D.C.. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Recurring questions

Looking Glass Lounge, Zeba, and Mr Braxton Bar & Kitchen are the highest-rated bars that are good for groups in Columbia Heights.

Looking Glass Lounge, Zeba, and Mr Braxton Bar & Kitchen are bars with a happy hour in Columbia Heights.

Mr Braxton Bar & Kitchen is the highest-rated bar for a date night in Columbia Heights.

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