DuPont Circle's Best Bars: Wonderful Watering Holes in Washington D.C.

DuPont Circle's Best Bars: Wonderful Watering Holes in Washington D.C.

A visit to Dupont Circle is a great place to celebrate the New Year and a night of bar crawling through these impressive bars is the perfect way to start your year with a bang!

DuPont Circle is a historic district and one of the best neighbourhoods that Washington, DC has to offer - it's not hard to figure out why people love this place! The magnificent nightlife and vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere may remind you of the best European cities. DuPont Circle lies at the center of DC’s three main avenues: New Hampshire Avenue, Massachusetts Avenue, and Connecticut Avenue. You will find plenty of places to discover America's history, as well as more family-oriented activities and places to eat. And at night, when the museums and shops have closed for the day, Dupont Circle boasts a vibrant nightlife scene. Here's our list of some of the best bars in Dupont Circle - go ahead and take the plunge!

Bier Baron Tavern

Visit the Bier Baron Tavern, a pub bar located in the Baron Hotel. It offers a range of brews and casual treats for a mid-range price. Do not miss their Happy Hour Mondays through Fridays from 5-7 pm. Bier Baron Tavern has a belief that “good beer goes even better with good food." Their menu offers casual bar foods including classic chicken wings, bacon lollipops, spring rolls, pierogi, poutine, ceviche, spinach dip, and nachos. They also serve salads, sandwiches, burgers, and desserts (try the fried Oreos!).

Bier Baron Tavern features over 30 brews on tap and an extensive list of bottles and cans. This bar is a haven for a night of beer-soaked adventure with friends. Enjoy great beers on draft, a large selection of craft brews, hearty foods, and exciting burlesque dancing to go along with the rustic ambiance of Bier Baron Tavern.

Have a beer or cocktail paired with a burger at Bier Baron Tavern. Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 4pm- 12 am, Friday 4pm- 2 am, Saturday 12 pm- 2 am, Sunday 3pm- 12am.

Fox and Hounds Lounge

If you are looking for the perfect neighborhood bar and you want to let go of a stressful workday, The Fox and Hounds Lounge is the place for you! Spend time jamming with your friends around the jukebox while drinking your favorite cocktail. Here, mixed drinks are served in two containers: a glass that is filled to the brim with liquor, and a can of soda or juice - go ahead...mix the drink yourself! This concept is a hit with the patrons of this fun lounge.

The Fox and Hounds Lounge has a place for guests who are not fond of cigarette smoke (an open patio with plenty of fresh air). Don’t miss the Lounge’s Happy Hour at 4 pm – 7 pm. Fox and Hounds Lounge offers their visitors great drinks at affordable prices. The lounge shares its kitchen with the Trio Restaurant that serves sizzling appetizers, seafood, steaks, bar foods, home-made comfort food and burgers.

Enjoy, relax and unwind in the cozy atmosphere of the Fox and Hounds Lounge.
Mon- Thu 4pm- 12 am
Fri 4pm-2am
Sat 12pm- 2am
Sun 3pm- 12 am.

Larry’s Lounge

Larry’s Lounge is known for its generous pours, dog-friendly patio, and impressively courteous staff. It's the ideal place for having conversations with friends while drinking - there is no DJ or live band, so you won't need to yell across the table so your friends or significant other can hear what you're saying.

Larry's Lounge is the best place for a simple hang-out bonding with your friends while talking about happy memories of the past. With more than 600 square feet per floor, Larry's offers plenty of space that you can enjoy in with your friends while having a generous pour of drink.

Irish Whiskey Public House

This tri-level bar offers an incredibly attractive Ireland inspired setting. Plunge into the distinctive bar program that Irish Whiskey Public House. Featuring an extensive list of over 50 whiskey brands, more than 50 beer selections (with a focus on craft beers), whiskey flights, and a Members-Only Whiskey Club (members work their way down a list of notable whiskey brands).

Aside from great whiskey and drinks, Irish Whiskey Public House also offers pretzel bites that are pretty addicting and good boozing prices for brunch. They feature a one dollar champagne brunch with any $10 food purchase, plus brunch cocktails that include Irish coffee, Bellinis, a selection of Bloody Marys, Mollys, and Maureen's that add to the Irish attraction.

Mon- Thu 4pm- 2am
Fri 4pm- 3am
Sat 10am- 3am
Sun 10am- 2am

Eighteenth Street Lounge

"Our model was a place where we would like to frequent ourselves. Enough energy for a party, but also a place where people are able to socialize in an intimate environment..." – Eighteenth Street Lounge

Eighteenth Street Lounge is a townhouse that has been converted into a hangout haven for people who love a good-time party rocking. It features five unique areas that include: the Main Room, the Gold Room, the Jazz Bar, the Studio bBar and the Deck Bar. So, no matter what mood you're in, there will be a perfect spot for you.

There is a dress code that is strictly enforced. Proper attire is required, and athletic clothing or accessories are prohibited. Shorts (non-athletic) are allowed on Sundays and during hot weather.

Their Happy Hour is at 5:30 -9 pm, Tuesdays to Fridays. Prices for drinks starts at $5: rail drinks, select beers, Special Blend Sangria; $6: Absolut; Absolut Citron or Mandarin, Bacardi Silver, Beefeater, Captain Morgan, Jim Beam, Jose Cuervo; $7: Appletini, Cosmopolitan, Margarita.

Tue- Thu 5:30pm- 2am
Fri 5:30pm- 3am
Sat 9:30pm- 3am
Sun 9pm- 2am


The name "Rebellion" pays homage to the rebellion against Alexander Hamilton, who imposed taxes on domestically produced distilled spirited American Bourbon. Rebellion has a colorful, meaningful and historical name bannered on its name. It features an extensive list of over 230 types of bourbon and whiskey, and their signature cocktail drinks (El Diplomatico, The McKinley, Congress Hall, French Quarter 75, The Legacy, Ward 2, The Insurrection, Bourbon Street, The Resistance, and Gin on Gin Julep). Rebellion also offers mouth-warming such as grilled sausages (two sausages plus your choice of beer), brisket burger (50% chuck and 50% brisket patty topped with white cheddar, sweet barbeque sauce, cut bacon and onions), Kentucky Hot Brown (turkey, smoked bacon, mornay sauce and brioche), Chicken BLT (grilled chicken breast with thick cut bacon, white cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and Kaiser roll), Memphis-style Pulled Pork (braised pork in barbeque sauce), and more.

Mon- Thu 3:30pm – 2am
Fri 3:30pm- 3am
Sat 12pm- 3am
Sun 12pm- 2am


Quill is a Jefferson Hotel inspired upscale lounge and cocktail bar. It offers a mix of classic and signature cocktail drinks, a dynamic wine list and an elevated bar menu. Feel free to savor the ambiance, unwind and relax as you take a drink of the best cocktail drink of your choice while savoring the smooth ambiance of the place and listening to Quill’s house pianist, Peter Robinson every Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 9 pm.

Experience a fine dining and bar experience at Quill. Enjoy an intimate conversation in the lounge while having a cocktail or a glass of wine. They feature seasonal cocktails such as the Holly Jolly made with cranberry-infused Ketel One and spice cranberry prosecco, Mele Kalikimaka made with coconut foam, Mt. Gay Rum and more! The staff at Quill is attentive and courteous, and they will accommodate you with quality service.

Mon- Fri 10am- 12am
Sat- Sun 11am- 12am

Bar DuPont

Bar DuPont’s oversized window will give you an electrifying view of the ever-beautiful DuPont Circle. Try their best-selling signature drinks like the Honey Pear or choose from the list of beers, champagne and sparkling wines that they offer. Don’t also miss their happy hour that is offered daily from 3 pm to 6 pm. Aside from great drinks, Bar DuPont also serve lunch or dinner items like sandwiches and wraps, soups and salads, seared salmon, risotto, and steak frites. Bar DuPont will give you a night to remember for a quality mid-range price.

Sun- Wed 11am-1:30am
Thu-Sat 11am- 2:30am

Bar Crawl at the Best Bars in Washington DC

DuPont Circle is not just rich in history and iconic scenery but also is home to some of the best bars and most exciting nightlife in the country. Plunge in and experience the incredible bar scene at DuPont Circle!

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