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Chow down on all of your pub favorites at Galaxy Hut. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Galaxy Hut won't disappoint. Just around the workday bend are Galaxy Hut's happy hour food and drink bargains. The patio tables outside of Galaxy Hut are the perfect spot for a summer meal. Big family? Tons of friends? Bring 'em all to Galaxy Hut — the restaurant has an awesome layout for large parties and groups. Music lovers can enjoy live performances at Galaxy Hut as well. Weekends are when crowds really head to Galaxy Hut, so plan accordingly. Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Galaxy Hut — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Galaxy Hut cater for you. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go. In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the restaurant. If you feel like saving gas, opt for public transportation, with stops conveniently located at Clarendon Metrorail (Orange) and Courthouse Metro (Orange). Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
2711 Wilson Blvd
Arlington,
VA
US
For bar nibbles and pub food par excellence, Trusty's is a top pick. Come prepared to feast at Trusty's — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — Trusty's has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner. Make sure to check out Trusty's' happy hour for a great way to decompress from the workday. Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Trusty's' outdoor patio. If you have a large group out celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone, Trusty's is a great pick for large parties with its spacious layout. Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the restaurant gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected. Trusty's is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). If driving doesn't appeal, you can take public transportation, with a nearby stop at Potomac Ave Metro (Blue, Orange). Diners that drive to dinner will find street parking readily available at Trusty's' Pennsylvania Ave SE address. There's no need to bust your budget at Trusty's, with most meals costing under $15.
1420 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington,
DC
US
Whether you need help waking up in the morning or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, the coffee at Darnell's Bar will do the trick. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Complement you meal with a beer or wine from Darnell's Bar delightful drink menu. Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats. For comfortable outdoor service, Darnell's Bar sets up a seasonal patio. The coffee shop frequently features a DJ, so patrons can treat their ears to some of the best beats around town. Those who enjoy dancing can make their mark on the open floor. The coffee shop can get tied up on the weekends, so allow yourself time to wait for a table. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig. Guests of Darnell's Bar's Florida Ave NW location can park their vehicles on the street. If public transportation is preferable, ditch the car and board nearby stops at U Street Metro (Green, Yellow) and Shaw Metro (Green, Yellow). An average meal at Darnell's Bar will set you back about $30.
944 Florida Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US
It takes more than good burgers and beer to keep a pub open for almost half a century. In addition to its quality eats and drinks, Sign of the Whale can attribute its longevity to its regular parties and constantly updated technology. The 18th Street landmark boasts an extensive menu executed by Head Chef Donny Frazier and anchored by its famed burgers, charbroiled patties topped with everything from fried eggs to tater tots. Bartenders wash down the hearty meals with craft beers that flow from taps at three different bars, including a private loft bar. For entertainment, the owners mounted 16 plasma screen TVs around the bar’s circumference, including a 72-incher that gets fed a constant stream of live sporting events via satellite. When the Sun clocks out and night falls, they turn down the televisions and crank up the digital audio system, fueling birthday bashes and karaoke parties with powerful beats.
1825 M St NW
Washington,
DC
US
Recessions is one of the most charmingly outlandish karaoke dive bars in all of DC. Getting in involves walking right through a piece of DC history: the Quincy Hotel. Thursdays are karaoke nights, with the selection being as varied as the interesting crowd that Recessions attracts. Signature drinks here include their enormous King Kong Beer. They also serve surprisingly delicious pub snacks including their specialty Maryland Crab Cakes (made with real crab), juicy chicken tenders, and crispy, homemade steak fries. Happy Hours are weekdays from 5 pm to 8 pm and really do give an amazing bang for your buck on both wine and beer.
1823 L Street Northwest
Washington,
DC
US
Indulge in a wide array of American dishes at Tune Inn Restaurant and Bar. No need to miss out on Tune Inn Restaurant and Bar just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has plenty of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Televisions are strewn throughout the bar, so fans can stay up to date on the latest sports happenings. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Tune Inn Restaurant and Bar. Tune Inn Restaurant and Bar provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late. With its spacious interior, Tune Inn Restaurant and Bar is a great choice for big groups and celebrations. Between the music and the crowds, Tune Inn Restaurant and Bar's noise levels can be intense. Tune Inn Restaurant and Bar doesn't accept reservations, so the weekend rush can cause waits if you visit on a Friday or Saturday. The dress code is strictly casual at Tune Inn Restaurant and Bar, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable). Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. Impress the patrons at your next gathering by calling in Tune Inn Restaurant and Bar for catering. Drivers should plan to park on the street when dining at Tune Inn Restaurant and Bar's Pennsylvania Ave SE residence. If driving doesn't appeal, you can take public transportation, with nearby stops at Capitol South Metro (Blue, Orange) and Eastern Market Metro (Blue, Orange). Prices at Tune Inn Restaurant and Bar are a bargain (usually less than $15 for a meal), so you'll have plenty of cash left over to treat a friend (or two). Stop by for three square meals a day — Tune Inn Restaurant and Bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
331 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington,
DC
US
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