by AustinKaytes - 25 Reviews - 18 List
Dupont Circle is home to some of the city's most interesting bars and lounges; no surprise, as it's also home to an eclectic mix of Washington, D.C., residents. From laid-back local bars to ultra chic clubs, the bars of Dupont Circle prove that when stiff drinks meet eccentricity, fun and excitement surely follows. See for yourself in our list of best Dupont Circle bars. (Pictured: Buffalo Billiards. Photo by Flikr user Jeff Kubina)
Updated: July 27, 2010
A popular spot for after-work drinks among young office types, this headline-themed watering hole has multiple bars, daily drink specials and a bustling dance floor with a DJ on the weekends. Thursday's beer and taco happy hour guarantees a full house.
Dupont Circle's Lucky Bar prides itself in two things: cheap beer and sports. With one bar downstairs and two upstairs, booths to order food and about 25 mounted TVs turned to matches from around the world, Lucky Bar has become a popular spot for catching soccer games. A Saturday night DJ transforms the first floor into a sizzling dance floor.
Cafe Citron's Latin vibe feels chic and authentic--bartenders serve up delicious mojitos and frozen margaritas, and revelers shake to the sounds of reggaeton, bachata, salsa and merengue. A happy hour Monday through Saturday from 4pm to 7pm features $4 mojitos, Cuervo margaritas and sangria, as well as $3 Coronas.
If you're looking for a friendly spot to shoot pool and play shuffleboard, this spacious billiards hall has a large beer selection and a dozen TVs. Going to catch a big game? Get there early to stake out a spot--the bar gets packed on these nights.
Lofted ceilings make wall space for about 40 mounted TVs at this enormous Dupont Circle sports lounge. A daily happy hour runs from 5pm to 7pm, and a Top 40 DJ spins Thursday through Saturday nights. On a hot evening, you'll find everyone up on the rooftop.
Cheerful and attentive bartenders pour strong drinks and a jukebox provides the musical entertainment at this low-key 17th Street saloon. A spacious outdoor patio makes Fox and Hounds Lounge prime for the popular sport of people-watching.