Attached to the 9:30 Club, Satellite Room is a good pre-concert option. The partially-covered patio is a useful spot for a group, and if there are just two of you, you can grab seats at the bar. The food is fine but not great, so stick to anything in liquid form (including the boozy shakes) and you’ll be in good shape.
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The food at Colada Shop is just okay, but the space and location make it a good place for a quick meal around U Street.
Solly’s U Street Tavern
Make Solly's your go-to for a casual beer around U Street, and definitely get involved with the Sloppy Mama's BBQ they serve.
American Ice Company
Head to American Ice Co. on V Street for some of the city's best nachos and a nice patio to eat them on.
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Stoney’s On L
Stoney’s in Foggy Bottom has a good patio, a solid happy hour, and plenty of TV’s to watch the game on.
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A classic that can be used for dates or heavy drinking. Maybe even at the same time. The food’s great too.
Ghibellina is a neighborhood Italian spot in Logan Circle. You’ll come for the pizzas and pastas, but stay for the cozy vibes and friendly service.
The Ferris Bueller of DC restaurants, The Royal is cool without trying too hard. Come for great Colombian food and cocktails.
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