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Port Royal Export

You don’t have to travel to Honduras to have Port Royal Export! This pale lager is refreshing, especially after a bike ride by the water.

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Bar Review: Ben’s Next Door
June 6, 2010 – 1:52 PM | No Comment
Bar Review: Ben’s Next Door

That would be plenty, especially if it’s really good beer and chili. But lots of other good food, tons of personality and history, a friendly crowd and staff, and enough flat-screens to follow whatever you like as you sit bar-side – now we’re nearing mythical status. And there are Happy Hour specials on top of all that.

Bar Review: Old Ebbitt Grill
June 4, 2010 – 11:38 AM | No Comment
Bar Review: Old Ebbitt Grill

There is something to be said for the über-fancy – that ivy-league, polished mahogany, where’s-my-tuxedo atmosphere. The Old Ebbitt Grill doesn’t go quite to that extreme, but that may just be due to the economic crisis.

Bar Review: McFadden’s
June 3, 2010 – 11:17 AM | Comments Off on Bar Review: McFadden’s
Bar Review: McFadden’s

McFadden’s in DC is a palatial oaken pub which has mysteriously sold its soul to the college and corporate gods. When empty of late-night, cover-paying patrons, it has terrific potential. It is also then possible to see that the beleaguered bartenders are actually personable and skilled. Weekends (and many a late weekday night) they may find themselves reduced to simply filling the troughs of trendy club-goers with dubious IDs.

Bar Review: Bread and Brew
April 26, 2010 – 12:03 PM | 3 Comments
Bar Review: Bread and Brew

This may be the sign of a wonderful trend: a place to grab locally-produced, organic food, and chase it down with a fine craft beer. Dupont Circle’s Bread and Brew is an organic coffee shop and a sweet basement dive under one roof.

Iron Horse Taproom
April 22, 2010 – 10:36 AM | One Comment
Iron Horse Taproom

Yes, it is odd to see a motorcycle-themed bar attracting a vaguely-Yuppie clientele, but a good happy hour crosses all boundaries of class, style, and fashion.

James Hoban’s
April 7, 2010 – 7:38 PM | No Comment
James Hoban’s

There are times when a bar-goer gets so accustomed to what is considered “normal” that he or she becomes numb to it. It takes someplace beyond the norm to put things back in perspective.

The Laughing Man Tavern
April 5, 2010 – 10:41 AM | No Comment
The Laughing Man Tavern

Why isn’t this place more crowded? Not so far from the heart of the city, The Laughing Man has good beer, good food, good specials, plenty of space, and a warm, inviting feel. Add in the amicable staff, and you’d think it would be wall-to-wall people at all times.

The Front Page
April 1, 2010 – 10:20 AM | No Comment
The Front Page

A sprawling restaurant with two big bar areas, The Front Page has one of DC’s more renowned happy hours. This estimation is no doubt propagated by fans of food rather than beer, as it is the half-price appetizers that offer the big draw. Of ten good tap beers, only Yuengling is available at a super-bargain $2.75 per pint.