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Top bar recommendations from locals

Brewery
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“Families looking to combine good drinks/food with a fun play area (a large sand box) will like Denizens.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Upscale and pricey, but yummy cooked and cured meats Also a nice place for a drink.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“70-year-old American gastropub with a 10-page whiskey menu and an 8-page microbrew menu, including a wide selection of ciders and lambics. Burgers are half-price on Monday nights and whiskey is 20% off on Wednesdays. Don't leave without trying their loaded tots, far and away the best food on the menu. Service can be slow on Friday and Saturday nights when they're busy. Opens at 4 every day and stays open til 1 on weeknights and 2 on weekends.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great service. Huge, nice spaces. Two levels. Coffee and food downstairs. Bar upstairs. Very accommodating and friendly.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Authentic Italian pizzeria. Good quality pizza and wine - a little taste of Italy near you!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Pub
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“Hidden in this unassuming Irish pub is a surprisingly good dining spot. Craving Fish & Chips, Sheppard's Pie, Irish Bangars and Mash or just a great hamburger? Great for lunch, dinner, and after hours drinks with friends. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great music, awesome food and a rooftop enclosed lounge area with large flat screen TVs”
  • 7 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Shopping, restaurants, movies, ice skating, music and more! Also, Takoma Park is just a few minutes away for more restaurants and fun.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Family restaurant/Dive bar with yummy pizza. Half price pizzas Tuesdays and Thursdays. Very reasonable during happy hour. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Authentic Cuban food. Romantic and warm. Try the ropa veja and the mojitos. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“fun Hibachi grill; best to make reservations for hibachi on the weekends as tables can fill up or have a long wait”
  • 4 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Great, fresh ingredients and food packed with flavor. My favorites are the red curry with tofu and the shrimp hotpot with noodles, but so much is delicious. They deliver, but it is usually an hour wait, so plan ahead.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mansa Kunda offers some delicious traditional West African food. It’s about a 15 minute walk in the opposite direction from downtown Takoma past the Adventist hospital. Check out the Bird Calls Phone outside the restaurant. It’s a former pay phone that now plays bird calls by local bird species. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Delicious Indian/Nepalese cuisine. Organic & fresh. Very friendly staff. Cute atmosphere. 5 min walk from SS Metro or take Georgia Ave bus to last stop. Free parking on wknds at Wayne Ave garage.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Excellent Vietnamese place that serves so much more than Pho (though the Pho is also great).”
  • 8 locals recommend