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Capitol Lounge

€€ - €€€
Capitol Hill
American, Bar, Pub
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229 Pennsylvania ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003
+1 202-547-2098
10:30 - 03:00
Closed now
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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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Jupiter, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Had a few cocktails and dinner after a long day of travelling. Excellent location from our stay at the Capitol Hill Hotel.

Thank nelson0541
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We come here after service on Sundays sometimes. This is a sports bar with dining rooms. The game is on with no less than 8 tvs - on one side. We ordered Jimmy's breakfast which is 2 eggs, potatoes, Bacon, sausage, ham, and corned beef hash, and toast. We ordered minus the corned beef hash. It is too much meet.... More 

Thank Jeri S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

When Congress is in session, it will be populated mostly by young staffers. If that's what you want great, but don't be afraid to go in at any age. I have held many parties here for friends. (I live nearby.) If you want a feel for the Hill and the young staffer scene, this is a place to go.

Thank David S
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a late evening meal and ended here because most other options in the area were surprisingly closed (Labor Day Weekend). Bad decision! The service was awful, he messed up our order, recommended an IPA that tasted like water, allowed smokers to loiter by tables whilst used by diners and was generally uninterested until it was time... More 

Thank Simon P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The food was good and the atmosphere is fun. Unfortunately, the service here was very bad. The server was rude from the start. She would just drop everything on our table and barely check on us, even though the place was practically empty. At the end of the visit she gave us the wrong change, when we corrected her she... More 

Thank Sarah F
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We went here after a recommendation from a staffer at the Capitol Building. We were hungry and thirsty after a morning of sight seeing on one of the hottest days in DC. We were not disappointed! We had a group of 6 and tried several meals and were happy with it all! Our server was awesome (I believe he was... More 

2 Thank KirstenSleeper
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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307 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Great place for lunch time during the weekdays. For some reason, the bar does not serve miller lite. Visited this place quite a few times for lunch. The hamburgers and fish and chips were great. My colleague was pretty impressed too. Interior is musty and old. Gave it a character. I would assume this would be a great place to... More 

Thank Sundncr
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Pub food but decent and good location. Close to the Capitol so very convenient. Had wraps, pulled pork and fish and chips. Nothing out of the ordinary but safe good food

Thank Dana B
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

I recently visited this fine establishment with friends and colleagues during Police Week. The food was great and plentiful. The service and staff cared you were there and provided a friendly atmosphere. I'm certain it's a busy place when the Nationals are in town . Old established neighborhood.

Thank Dude2002
Fairfax County, Virginia
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118 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

This is one of those places as I so often say that you need to take and appreciate for what it is, rather than expecting it or trying to force it to be something else. I love that this bar exists on this strip - that there are still places right along the row that have that old Washington feel.... More 

Thank Leah K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 03:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
10:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Pennsylvania ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 202-547-2098

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?