Find happy hours and drink specials anywhere you are

Where to Find the Best Bar Snacks in DC

by Lanna Nguyen on Jan 10, 2017 in Roundups

Whether you’re drinking beer, cocktails, wine or your favorite spirit, there’s nothing quite like awesome bar food to go with your drink of choice. Check out our picks for best bar snacks, and we even have some tips on spots where you can score some complimentary munchies.

Archipelago
Get tropical with pina coladas and other island-themed drinks at this U St Tiki bar. While you’re sipping on mai tais and daiquiris, order up some Polynesian favorites like shrimp toast and ham and cheese sliders made with King Hawaiian rolls, mustard butter, ham, gruyere and cheddar. (1201 U St, NW; 202-627-0794)

Be adventurous and sample the bone marrow tots (with an added kick of flavor from the popular spud snack), or stick to traditional bar fare and opt for the sliders, truffle mac and cheese or hush puppies. (1132 19th St, NW; 202-833-1860)

China Chilcano
Fans of dim sum should head to Jose Andres’ Peruvian-Asian fusion restaurant on Tuesdays for discounted orders of traditional Siu Mai, Ha Kao and other Chifa bites. Pair your dim sum with delicious Pisco cocktails. (418 7th St, NW; 202-783-0941)

El Chucho
Head to this Columbia Heights taqueria for their version of Mexican grilled corn. The Elote Callejero, aka “street style” corn on the cob, is loaded with brown-butter aioli, chili-lime salt, cotija cheese and cilantro. Get it for $2.50 during happy hour and pair with $3 tacos. (3313 11th St, NW; 202-290-3313)

Ghibellina
For Neapolitan-inspired pizzas, Ghibellina has you covered. The Italian gastro-pub offers a number of their pies during happy hour for just $10. The fun part? All pizzas come equipped with scissors for cutting tableside. (1610 14th St, NW; 202-803-2389)

Ivy and Coney
The Shaw sports bar offers wallet-friendly bar snacks in the form of hot dogs - choose from multiple variations including Coney Dogs, Chicago Dogs, Bratwurst and Italian Beef. Nothing goes better with dogs than chili fries and nachos, so be sure to add those sides to your order while cheering on the Cubs and Lions. Bonus: they offer free peanuts. (1537 7th St, NW; 202-670-9489)

Old Glory
For nachos, the Georgetown BBQ joint’s version of the crowd pleasing appetizer combines tortilla chips, fritos, cheddar cheese, chipotle fire sauce, guacamole, sour cream, cucumber pico and the option to add chili, pork, brisket or chicken to create one large, messy, delicious plate. (3139 M St, NW; 202-337-3406)

Pop’s Seabar
Seafood enthusiasts should check out the boardwalk themed menu at Pop’s, with fried oysters, peel ‘n eat shrimp, and crab cakes. The real bar snack to try out? Smelts - fried and served with pickled hot peppers. (1817 Columbia Rd, NW; 202-534-3933)

Free Snacks:
Jackpot
This low-key basement bar in Chinatown offers free popcorn during all hours. (726 7th St, NW; 202-628-5225)

The Front Page
One-upping Taco Tuesday, this Dupont Circle bar offers a free taco bar on Thursdays starting at 6 PM until supplies last. (1333 New Hampshire Ave, NW; 202-296-6500)

Hank’s Oyster Bar
The popular oyster bar serves up free goldfish for snacking on before you tackle oysters, lobster rolls, clams and more. (1624 Q St, NW; 202-462-4265)

Photo via Flickr user tallkev 

Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Where to Grab a Drink After a Day of Ice Skating in D.C.

Where to Grab a Drink After a Day of Ice Skating in D.C.

Here are our top picks for where to warm up after getting your skate on....read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen Feb 5, 2019
Detox With These Low-Alcohol Cocktails in D.C.

Detox With These Low-Alcohol Cocktails in D.C.

Lots of drinkers do dry months, but if you can't commit to doing a completely alcohol-free month, here are some great options for lower-alcohol conten...read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen Jan 22, 2019
Behind the Bar: Dustin Wilson of Verve Wine & the SOMM Film Series

Behind the Bar: Dustin Wilson of Verve Wine & the SOMM Film Series

In this installment of Behind the Bar, we spoke to Dustin Wilson, a Master Sommelier who appeared in the SOMM ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jan 21, 2019
SPONSORED
Drink Nation Store Rectangle
You Can Rent a 'Bubble Tap Trailer' To Serve Up Prosecco On the Go

You Can Rent a 'Bubble Tap Trailer' To Serve Up Prosecco On the Go

If you're looking for a unique feature for your next event, look no further - you can now rent a 'Bubble Tap T...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jan 8, 2019
Ryan Reynolds & Aviation Gin Have Released a New, Hilarious Making-Of Video

Ryan Reynolds & Aviation Gin Have Released a New, Hilarious Making-Of Video

Ryan Reynolds & Aviation Gin have been teaming up to create some of the funniest ads in the business for quite...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jan 4, 2019
Pedialyte Has a New Product That Might Help Cure Your Next Hangover

Pedialyte Has a New Product That Might Help Cure Your Next Hangover

If you've been picking up Pedialyte at the corner store after a long night of drinking, you're not alone — a...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jan 4, 2019
Cozy Up to These Winter Cocktails in D.C.

Cozy Up to These Winter Cocktails in D.C.

From themed drinks to warming cocktails, the holiday season and wintertime in general is the best time of the year for fun, festive drinks....read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen Dec 11, 2018
Amy Poehler Has Opened a Wine Store in Brooklyn

Amy Poehler Has Opened a Wine Store in Brooklyn

Amy Poehler has a new role - she has opened a wine store, Zula Wines & Spirits, in Brooklyn's Park Slope, according to Eater. ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Dec 11, 2018
Stay Warm in D.C. This Winter With These Hot & Spiced Cocktails

Stay Warm in D.C. This Winter With These Hot & Spiced Cocktails

Here are our top picks for D.C. tipples that will warm you up from the inside out....read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen Nov 27, 2018
Red Spot Whiskey Has Returned after 50 Years Out of Production

Red Spot Whiskey Has Returned after 50 Years Out of Production

After 50 years out of production, Red Spot Whiskey has returned to join the Spot Whiskeys family once again....read more ›

by The Drink Nation Nov 26, 2018
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close