If you’re planning on day drinking, a stop at Dacha should be on the agenda. The year-round outdoor beer garden in Shaw serves a rotating mix of local and German beers and snacks, and even though it will inevitably get packed, it’s always a fun time. Head here for an afternoon, and you’ll probably end up sticking around until dinner.
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Supra is DC’s first Georgian restaurant, and serves things like khachapuri (a traditional cheese-filled bread), kebabs, and plenty of native wines.
Calico has one of our favorite patios in Shaw, as well as cocktails in Capri Sun-style pouches and shareable small plates.
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Denson Liquor Bar
Denson Liquor is a 1920’s-style lounge that’s perfect for a quality cocktail before or after a show at Capital One Arena.
Right off U Street, Takoda has a nice (but small) rooftop and some good bar food options. We like it for a day drinking session or even a casual date.
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ANXO Cidery & Pinxtos Bar
Anxo is a “cider” garden/bar/restaurant in Shaw. Come on a date and split a few small plates, or for a group hang when it’s nice out.
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