What You'll Get
A round of golf, like an after-dinner drink, enlivens conversation, brings people together, and is better if authentically Scottish. Taste the thrill of victory with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 toward Mexican food, drinks, and diversions at H Street Country Club in the District. Featuring a quirky indoor mini-golf course, H Street Country Club melds whimsical gaming with a mouthwatering menu of Mexican mainstays. Fuel up before hitting the links with heaping bowls of guacamole freshly smashed in bowls with diced onions and tomatoes ($7.50). Lamb enchiladas come tenderly tucked in sleeping bags of corn tortillas, snuggled by a roasted-tomato sauce and longhorn cheddar and asadero cheese ($16). Those seeking lighter bites can sample plates from H Street's El Norte bar menu, offering nibbles that include two Nacogdoches meat pies filled with Texas-style ground beef and chorizo ($6.50). Once appetites are sated, feed competitive streaks with a nine-hole round of mini-golf coursing dotted with scaled-down monuments and matchbox golf carts ($7 per person).
DC Socialite featured H Street Country Club, more than 140 Yelpers give it average of three stars, OpenTable reviewers give it an overall average rating of 3.5 stars, and 80% of Urbanspooners recommend the establishment:
- Overall, I think this is a great addition to the H Street corridor/Atlas District. Especially for those of us that have been wanting something different to do on weekend nights. I highly recommend the spot. – Van, DC Socialite
- Great vibe, friendly servers, lots of great games to play and very good Mexican food. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 01/07/2011
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 27, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Not valid for Skeeball. Not valid on 2/14 or 5/8. Not valid with other offers. Must be used in 1 visit, no cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About H Street Country Club
“A synthetic turf-covered love letter to Washington.” That’s what Fritz Hahn of the Washington Post had to say about H Street Country Club after visiting the nearly 7,000-square-foot bar at the heart of the Atlas District. Yet Hahn wasn’t talking about the eatery’s decadent food; he was commenting on the space's devilishly tricky indoor golf course. During each nine-hole outing—for adults 21+—putters encounter the Lincoln Theatre, Ben’s Chili Bowl, and the titanic grasping hands of a half-submerged Marion Barry. As if a trip to the links wasn’t enough to work up an appetite, the entire first floor of H Street tempts gamers with skee-ball, shuffleboard, and wall-vs-human staring contests—all within an arm’s reach of margaritas, mojitos, and other specialty drinks.
Upstairs, a glass panel filled with retired golf balls gazes out over artist and contributing decorator Lee T. Wheeler’s talents, which alight upon everything from the sculptures crafted from repurposed birdhouses to the bar’s cushy lounge seating. The design sets the stage for executive chef Pablo Cardoso’s upscale take on classic Mexican food, with tables welcoming grilled skirt steak splayed over "cowboy" beans, a half chicken paired with yuca, and fajitas stuffed with still-sizzling shrimp. For dessert, the chef stuffs crisp empanadas with sweet mangoes, topping the confection with creamy ice cream and a note to get out of gym class for a week.