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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Jack Rose Dining Saloon
There's a full dining room at Jack Rose, but we like this U Street Corridor spot more for the enclosed rooftop. Get a whiskey cocktail.
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.
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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Martin's is one of the oldest restaurants in Georgetown. And while the American/pub food is fine, you're really here for the history lesson.
Clare and Don’s Beach Shack
The tiki theme at Clare and Don's is mildly cheesy, but the drinks and Mexican food are great. Head to the Falls Church spot for your next Happy Hour.
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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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