Nightlife in Wesley Heights

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District 2 Bar & Grille

District 2 Bar & Grille celebrates all things athletic, with special attention paid to college and professional football. Glasses and towers of beer slake thirst, while the full spectrum of hunger levels can be squelched with house chili, fish 'n' chips, and signature DRG burgers topped with ham and honey barbecue. Themed evenings?which might include karaoke or poker?add to the entertainment.

Jake's American Grille

The "Boiler Room" inside Jake's American Grille looks like something out of a sport's fan's wildest, most buffalo wing-filled dreams. Nine televisions surround the downstairs space, where you can cheer on your team or break for pool and video games. Beer flows from the taps here as well as in the upstairs bar, where bartenders pour Miller and Blue Moon into individual glasses or beer towers for groups to dispense at their leisure.

The brews complement classic American cuisine such as steak, seafood, and burgers. And the decor is fittingly patriotic as well?Navy motifs throughout the space pay tribute to the restaurant's namesake, the owner's grandfather Edwin "Jake" Jablonski.

3238 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington,
DC
US

Located as it is in the lobby of the Savoy Suites, you might think Twist Restaurant and Lounge is just another hotel restaurant. True, the atmosphere is somewhat non-descript, and its lunch and dinner offerings are fairly standard, but the magic of Twist comes not from passing-through travelers, but from locals who line up for their weekend brunches. Every Sunday, people flock here for bottomless mimosas, an all-you-can-eat buffet of outsized breakfast classics and live jazz. Aside from the usual hearty suspects, the buffet offers chicken, fish and a variety of Mediterranean flavors to pick through. On nice days, you can opt out of the dim dining room and eat on the outdoor patio.

2505 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

Established during Prohibition, Pearson’s Wine & Spirits has persevered as a major presence in Washington’s spirits market for nearly 80 years. With today’s deal, the vinely inclined can pick up a trio of tipples capable of lifting spirits, accentuating dinner, and inspiring grape haters to take a hard look at their worldview.

2436 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

As a lawyer, Elizabeth Banker traveled the world for work. But when she wasn?t swarmed with depositions, she would head to local wineries to sip artfully aged vintages and dream about which one she would choose for her own restaurant?if she had one.

That dream restaurant became a reality in August 2012 when Banker opened Slate Wine Bar + Bistro, a cozy Glover Park spot with what Thrillist calls a ?French bistro vibe." Patrons can pull up a stool to the reclaimed-wood bar, or sit at white-clothed tables. Art made from vintage corkscrews decorates the exposed-brick walls.

The Wine List in Three Words

Conscientious Adventurous Extensive
The bistro exclusively stocks wines from small-production wineries that embrace sustainable practices. The staff delights in introducing patrons to lesser-known producers and varietals whenever possible. The temperature-controlled cellar can include as many as 100 wines, including rare bottles from underrepresented French wine regions.

The Menu at a Glance

Grass-fed meats and local seafood headline seasonal menus on the bistro side of Slate. Chefs imbue each dish with international flair: scallops come with truffle-oil tinged risotto, duck breast spring rolls with chili-soy dipping sauce, and ahi tuna poke with crispy wonton chips.

Given the bistro's emphasis on wine, it should be no surprise that each dish is designed to pair well with numerous selections from the drink menu. Staff members stand ready to offer guidance, gladly helping tables choose the ideal bottle to accompany their meals.

2404 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

Crush Kitchen & Winehouse

In addition to its elegant, warmly decorated lounge and hand-selected stock of wine, Crush Kitchen doubles as an intimate gathering place?a place that lets groups connect over small plates and test pairing tips doled out by knowledgeable servers. The wine list features premium, uncommon wines crafted by small producers from around the world, and wine-tasting events give patrons a chance to learn about pinot noir or American varietals from wine experts. Crush also makes all of its breads, dressings, desserts, and soups in-house everyday, and daily specials encourage patrons to try out new dishes.

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro, carries on the family tradition of pouring fine wines in welcoming surroundings. A carefully curated selection of bottles?with an emphasis placed on wines?pairs with brunch, lunch, and dinner menus of New American cuisine. The wait staff offers insight so guests can perfectly match their meals of pan-seared duck breast with a red wine cherry sauce, grass-fed burgers, or seasonal risotto, and wine experts provide in-depth information in curated tasting events.

2404 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington,
DC
US

For more than 25 years, the neighborhood-friendly Tenley Wine & Liquor has provided an exhaustingly thorough selection of international wines, domestic and imported beers, and fine liquor. Tenley carries bottles of vino from 10 countries, ranging from Argentina and Italy to Australia and Mungbabwe. Swish a glass of Bonterra Vineyard’s 2006 merlot ($16.99/bottle) and enjoy the dark fruity aromas that waft toward your nose, or go for a swim in Tenley’s sea of more than 150 beers, from microbreweries such as Anchor Steam and Harpoon to six-pack standards including Corona and Heineken ($8.99/six pack). Tenley stocks more than 50 single-malt Scottish whiskeys, including the grassy and fragrant Cutty Sark Blended Scotch ($20.99 for 750 mL). Browse Tenley’s wide array of cognacs, liqueurs, and several other cordials, from Absinth La Torment ($23.99 for 750 mL) to Baileys Irish Cream ($23.99 for 750 mL).

4525 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US