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.
Located just east of its namesake building, Capitol Lounge welcomes residents, visitors, and sports fans to its three politically minded barrooms and offers a menu of casual pub fare and a list of more than 75 beers. Upon entering the basement, the warm browns and leather textures of the Losers Lounge invite visitors into its chic and windowless expanses amid exposed brick and leather booths. The clink of balls on pool tables entertains players between sports plays on TV or before bites of classic wings tossed in house hot sauce.
Upon entering the Nixon Room, patrons are immediately ensconced in vintage decor, including bar-style dining seating, framed magazine covers of the former president, and an antique cigarette machine. For a bar experience with the feel of a neighborhood gathering place, guests step inside the Kennedy Room, with its wood-paneled ceiling that arcs atop crowds as flat-screen TVs pipe in sports and bartenders mix up cocktails and pour glasses of wine. Two covered outdoor patios also welcome visitors in the spring and summer.
Rack ‘em up for a game of nine ball or shuffle over for some shuffleboard 7 days a week at Bedrock Billiards in Washington DC. You’ll find more than pool tables at this 21 and over establishment. You can also test your precision and skill at the foosball table or darts. If you’d rather stretch your mental muscle, that’s great. Here you can settle back and enjoy some board games from your youth like Uno, Yahtzee or Apple to Apples. Feeling parched? Just quench your thirst with any of the beers on tap or available by bottle. There are domestic and international brews from large and small breweries ‘down the street’, across the country or on the other side of the world. If you find your life is all work and no play, take some time out to unwind at Bedrock Billiards.
Grab a group of buddies and head over to Atomic Billiards in Washington, DC. Atomic offers a variety of games—pool, shuffleboard, and darts. The tables are all in great condition, and the atmosphere is fun, friendly, and inviting. Definitely a great place for a to hang out. Their list of beers is over sixty beers long. They’ve got everything from national favorites to small town brews. Having a party? Give them a call at Atomic and they’ll lend a helping hand. They will surely make your night one to remember! Keep an eye open for specials, and head on over to Atomic to relax, have a beer, and shoot some pool.
Exposed beams, ecto-cooler-hued walls, and colorful seating give the bar a cool, futuristic, Ghostbusters'-day-off feel. Filling the industrial-looking interior are three full bars, eliminating waiting times. While sipping on bottled beers ($4–$6) or a glass of wine ($5–$7), take on a friend at one of six shuffleboard tables, seven pool tables, or six dartboards. Rocket Bar also boasts 14 draft selections ($4–$6), rail drinks ($5), and call liquors ($6.50), which provide enough throat lubrication to sing along with one of the two jukeboxes. Apply the value during happy hour (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) to take advantage of reduced rates and specials, including $4 glasses of wine, draft of the month, rail drinks, and champagne. Challenge your neighborhood to dart games, host a Bastille Day party, or watch the game on one of 17 HDTVs.
The menu at Continental Modern Pool Lounge is contemporary and fresh, putting some English on dishes. Grab a sampling of appetizers like the wings (jerk, spicy, or honey-barbecue, $8.95), fried calamari with jalapenos ($9.95), and bubble bread (French-garlic-bread loaf with gorgonzola and mozzarella, $8.50). For a one-on-one dinner or tournament-stomach play, Continental offers sandwiches, salads, and baskets, so rack up a doggie basket (two beer-soaked, all-beef, grilled hot dogs with your choice of condiments, $7.95) or a crabby crabcake sandwich (with lettuce, tomato, and onion on a Kaiser roll, $9.95) and incinerate cuisine cravings.