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Join the discussion… pinthetailonthefunky

7 months ago

Penn Social is on this list? Was this authored by an undergraduate? 6

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dcgallerina

7 months ago

marvin is still a classic... but it in the last several years, weekend nights have been ruined by the geographical maturation and migration of georgetown, adams morgan, k street, etc, crowds... sigh. mondays it is! 5

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taloisi

7 months ago

Smith Commons used to be the best restaurant on H St, but now it's primarily known for being a bar, so the food service sucks- despite the food still be being pretty darn good. I just don't like being served a pretty expensive meal by a chick in short shorts and chuck taylors. 1

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Yannidc

7 months ago

How is the good Lord's name is the Pug (H Street) not on this list! Shame on you. 1

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Yannidc

Yannidc • 7 months ago

errrr, i meant "How in the good Lord's name is the Pug not on this list!" 1 D

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7 months ago

Penn Social also has Beer Pong every Tuesday night at 9pm for free too! The winners get 50 bucks in Penn Social gift cards. 1

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22 days ago

Thanks for including Dodge City, hands down one of the coolest bars in DC. Musically the upstairs can be one of the most innovative spots in the area or it can be a complete Motown explosion. • Reply • Share ›

Brian Rothbart

23 days ago

So many great bars missing - Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club, Solly's, Raven Grill, Black Cat, etc. • Reply • Share ›

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And so many sh*tty bars present. • Reply • Share ›

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