Best Outdoor Bars in DC

As the warm season hits the Nation’s capital, local denizens begin to take to the streets in throngs, eager to enjoy the outdoors after months of being stuffed inside. To help take full advantage of the warm Spring and Summer months, DC City Blog has prepared the following list of top outdoor nightlife destinations.

Gazuza – They have a fantastic deck in upper Dupont that offers great drinks, hookah, and a more mature crowd.

Tabaq Bistro – Tabaq has one of the most beautiful views in DC and great Mediterranean tapas menu.

Local 16 – The deck at Local 16 can get pretty packed on warm evenings.  Once a popular destination for DC residents living in the U Street area, Local 16 has grown in popularity and now attracts people from all over the city.

Eighteenth Street Lounge – The patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge has long been recognized as a favorite destination for DC residents and newcomers alike.  It tends to offer a heterogeneous mix of people who all come to enjoy the great music and friendly experience.

Bar Dupont – Bar Dupont has one of our favorite patios that looks out over the Circle and offers great people watching in one of the most lively areas in DC.

Georgetown WaterfrontNick’s Riverside Grill, Sequoia and Tony & Joe’s collectively offer the most popular outdoor nighttime destination in Washington, DC.  It can definitely get a little congested at times but it is definitely worth the trip.  The crowd here definitely skews a little bit younger here.

4 Responses to “Best Outdoor Bars in DC”

  1. Antonis Karagounis April 22, 2009 at 6:19 am #

    Hey, Jiyan, how about the always popular Lima Lounge patio? Great views of the always busy K street, mojitos and margaritas to die for and always but always packed…

  2. Jiyan April 23, 2009 at 4:29 am #

    Thanks for the add Antonis. Lima does have a fantastic patio filled with a great crowd…

  3. southwest dc April 25, 2009 at 6:46 pm #

    Cantina Marina is the best!!!

  4. TruthSeeker August 14, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

    Lets go easy on the self promotion (Antonis owns Lima)

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