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Capitol Lounge

Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
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Address: 231 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-1107
Phone Number:
+1 202-547-2098
16:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Wed 16:00 - 02:00
Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 03:00

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Free comedy show, great service and decent food

Went with a group of friends for a girls night and the free comedy show. Comedians were mostly good, a few great and a few terrible. Our server, Trevor, was awesome and we really... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 February 2015
Northern Virginia
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Breaux Bridge, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

This pub was simply fantastic!! Very good beer selection, and the food was simply incredible!! Did not expect the inexpensive prices, and super portions for a pub!!! The nicest feature of this pub, was it had a 'Cheers' bar feel. We visited every night of our stay. By the second night, they called us by name when we walked in!!... More 

Thank Steve F
Northern Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

Went with a group of friends for a girls night and the free comedy show. Comedians were mostly good, a few great and a few terrible. Our server, Trevor, was awesome and we really enjoyed most of the food. Go for the house smoked meats for sure. Grilled cheese was good, but the description gave us higher expectations. Drinks were... More 

Thank tjljsc99
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

Nice friendly bar staff. Reasonable beer selection with plenty of variety including local and imported beers. Young ish crowd, but still casual and relaxed atmosphere. The food area felt like an after thought, food is good for bar snacks but not so much for a full meal.

Thank TezMc
Moline, Illinois
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

So, we came here as part of a dive bar pub tour. The tour was a lot of fun and it actually started at this bar. The bar was pretty much what we expected in a dive bar and it was enjoyable. It has a hidden patio in the back that was a nice find. The basement was not open,... More 

Thank Douglas W
Falls Church, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

Those who are 20 something, work "on the Hill" & like college type bars, you will enjoy it here. Since my friend & I are 50 something, hate loud places, & do not like the college type bars anymore, we didn't enjoy this place. The food was only fair, the service lousy & the place was very loud. We had... More 

Thank DianeER
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2011

On our way home from a trip to the Newseum (awesome place, btw), my boyfriend and I stopped in here for a quick bite. The bar itself is divey - lots of character, etc. The service was terrible, honestly ... 3 different people waited on us and the woman who initially took our order looked very inconvenienced. Took forever to... More 

Thank elk1787
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

This is a cool little bar right in the middle of everything. We went here on a saturday because we were told it was a Michigan State bar. It sure was, and it was awesome. They had every tv tuned to the Michigan State game. The food was good bar food and the price wasnt bad. Cool place.


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