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Fado Irish Pub

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€€ - €€€
Downtown / Chinatown
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808 Seventh St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
+1 202-789-0066
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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Greenville, South Carolina
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352 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Boy, were we lucky. Stuck in Chinatown and in need of pint of Guinness. Good thing we looked back. Good service and good crowd. Nice atmosphere. What else do you need for an Irish bar!

Thank Phillip K
Yorktown, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to stop in for a few drinks and had a great time! Our server was awesome and the drinks were too! Next time we visit DC we plan to stop here.

Thank wnicole2013
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The beer menu is extensive. The wait staff attentive and good pub food. But the real draw is the ambiance. The "snug" in the back by the fire puts you right into Dingle. Very enjoyable especially on a cold wet night.

Thank hilaryus2016
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to Dublin and most Irish bars, outside of Ireland, are nothing like the real thing which is obvious I suppose but the atmosphere in Fados reminded us of our time in Dublin. It was busy and the food was nice, they even pored the Guinness the way it should be too!

Thank Hannah A
Burke, Virginia
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The best thing we could say about this place is that the bouncer was professional and charismatic. Inside they do not care if you are there. 30 min and not a hello, drink, or even a glance. Go next door, the service is excellent and the food is too.

Thank John and Viola F
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124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Its a pub. The most important aspect of the pub is the beer. If thats not good, then dont care about the decor or the food, all secondary.. So, good job the beer was good here! Stuck to the Guinness, which actually was pretty damned good. As that ticked the box, also had some food, wonderful... The classic chicken wings... More 

Thank Enjoy_Beach_Life
Richmond, California, United States
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I went to Fado last week with some friends during Happy Hour. We all got different beers and were delighted that the waitress pointed out some good ones. Unfortunately, when the bill came, we realized while we may have gotten recommended beers, they weren't necessarily beers with Happy Hour pricing. It didn't occur to us some beers on the list... More 

Thank Marla1904
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Granted it was very busy today with the March but while waiting for a table, we gave up, predetermined some food which did not come till we had to leave to catch a bus home but the bartender was rude and smart alecky. Would not go back.

Thank Ann D
Lewes, Delaware
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Fado's went out of their way for our family group early on New Year's Eve. Someone saw 2 online bookings for similar names (the online service wouldn't book a large group), and called to ask if we were the same group and if we wanted to sit together! Above and beyond good service. Drinks, appetizers, meals and desserts were excellent--enjoyed... More 

Thank Jan W
Brooklyn, New York
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

If you’re looking for a traditional Irish pub in the DC area, Fado is the place for you. The décor, menu, everything about it just has the feel of a local pub right out of Dublin. The corned beef is pretty good and the sheperd’s pie was very tasty. They had a decent beer selection and the atmosphere is warm... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 Seventh St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-789-0066

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