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The 13 Best Bars Near Penn Quarter, Washington

Updated: September 21, 2022

Had a long day? These are our favorite Penn Quarter bars for a post-work cocktail and bucket of beer. We analyzed the top restaurant review sites and leading food blogs for the best bars in Penn Quarter. Grab your crew and get to these great watering holes for craft beer, bar snacks and a good time!

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Barmini By José Andrés

Cocktail Bar, $$$$, Penn QuarterCocktail Bar, $$$$Washington, Penn Quarter
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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  • TimeOut, 2017

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Denson Liquor Bar

Bar, $$$, Penn QuarterBar, $$$Washington, Penn Quarter
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Silver Lyan

Cocktail Bar, Penn QuarterCocktail BarWashington, Penn Quarter
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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The Boardwalk DC

Bar, Penn QuarterBarWashington, Penn Quarter
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5

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ChurchKey

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

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  • TimeOut, 2015

    The best craft-beer bars in Washington, DC

    TimeOut, 2015

Jane Jane

Bar, $$, Logan CircleBar, $$Washington, Logan Circle
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0
  • Thrillist, 2022

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Allegory

Bar, DowntownBarWashington, Downtown
Google: 4.7
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
  • Thrillist, 2021

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Round Robin Bar

Bar, $$$, DowntownBar, $$$Washington, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 3.5
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  • TimeOut, 2022

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The Crown & Crow

Bar, $$, Logan CircleBar, $$Washington, Logan Circle
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Casta's Rum Bar

Bar, $$, DowntownBar, $$Washington, Downtown
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

The Dignitary

Cocktail Bar, $$, Logan CircleCocktail Bar, $$Washington, Logan Circle
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We analyzed 518 lists and articles from top sources like TimeOut and Thrillist, 16302 Washington restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. For example, we considered TimeOut - The 15 best cocktail bars in DC, Thrillist - The Absolute Best Bars in Washington, DC Right Now and Thrillist - How to Get Into DC’s Best Speakeasies and Hidden Bars as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Recurring questions

The Boardwalk DC is a bar with a happy hour in Penn Quarter.

Denson Liquor Bar is the highest-rated bar for a date night in Penn Quarter.

The Boardwalk DC and Rooftop at Riggs are the highest-rated bars that are good for groups in Penn Quarter.

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