Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center
1201 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 682-5300
Fax: (202) 408-0830
Bars & Cafes
This bar has been a neighborhood watering hole for decades. Downtown professionals often drop by to relax after a long day at the office. This is a basic bar. While that does not include an imaginative decor, regulars keep coming back for the bar's good food and friendly atmosphere. The menu is simple, but reliably hearty. No matter what you order--burgers, steaks, sandwiches or pizza--the portions are not stingy.
The Pig is a must visit for pork lovers in Washington DC. This restaurant in Logan Circle advocates a nose-to-tail culinary philosophy and specializes in creative renditions of pork. It sources its meat from La Plata MD, its local farm and features specialties with global influences like Barbecue Pigtails, Bratwurst, Cuban Porchetta and Cider Braised Cheek. Their Sausage Board and pig platters are great when paired with wine, sake or champagne from their beverage list. Other contemporary dishes include salad and seafood. Their Pork Blood Chocolate Pudding deserves a special mention. This place is ideal for hosting private parties and events.
This trendy lounge is located within the Helix Hotel. Its colorful decor and hip furniture, which includes ottomans that light up when you sit on them, add to the Helix's over the top lunacy. The lounge serves American snack classics tapas-style, such as small cut skillet cheese sandwiches and corn hush puppies prepared by Chef Stafford Mather.
Named after the nearby Washington Post offices, the Post Pub is a natural hangout for journalists, as well as other professionals who work in this downtown neighborhood. The pub is small and nearly always bustling. Post Pub attracts a loyal following, especially during the lunch hour. There are comfy booths and tall stools at the bar and during peak hours make sure you rush in to get a good seat. The menu is downright homey, with the usual burgers and sandwiches supplemented with daily specials like meatloaf, grilled tuna melt, fried chicken or spaghetti.
Black Whiskey, located in the heart of Logan Circle, prides itself on an exquisite selection of whiskey. With over 60 varieties up for sampling, their thoughtfully put together list pairs well with carvery-style meat platters. Also on offer are draft beer and creative cocktails. Downstairs is a vibrant space that is rented out for an array of events. It plays host to art exhibitions, corporate affairs, wedding receptions and private parties. Live music nights are a big draw among patrons, and features local bands and DJs.
New Vegas Lounge gets crowded fast, especially when the "Out of Town Blues Band" is on stage. If the night is right, the band will indulge in a little audience participation or bring willing people on stage. The bar is small but friendly. Requesting table service is the best option. Patrons must be at least 18.
The Park at Fourteenth is four floors of elegance, charm and sophistication. This restaurant cum venue serves sumptuous American Cuisine and also features a well-stocked Bar. It features an exhibition kitchen on the first two floors, where you can enjoy watching the delicious meals being prepared. A major venue in the downtown area, it plays host to corporate meetings and private parties as well.
Nestled within Penn Quarter, Bobby Van's Grill offers a cozy ambiance to gorge on delectable steaks. With various locations across the country, this outlet on New York Avenue is an extensive space that can accommodate over 500 guests. Comprising of four dining rooms and two long bars, the decor of the restaurant is casual yet maintains an air of sophistication, making it an ideal venue for a private event. Guests can choose from their wine collection to complement the steaks.
Located in the heart of Washington, Estadio is a great place to drop by to feast on some authentic Spanish flavors. Under the tutelage of the executive chef Haidar Karoum the culinary team offers a delectable Spanish fare of soups, salads, montaditos (open sandwiches), meat, seafood, chicken and egg dishes. The decor of the restaurant, with timber furnishing and iron panels, resembles a 19th-century Spanish eating outlet. Though the restaurant stops serving dinner earlier in the night, guests can enjoy drinks and light bites at the bar that is open till late.
The featured acts at Metro Café change from one night to the next, giving patrons the chance to hear anything from jazz to punk to rap. This is a great place to come and enjoy both local and national acts. Unlike most Washington nightclubs, patrons can be as young as 17. Call in advance to find out who is playing. The cover charge varies depending on the performer.
Located at a prime Washington area, 15 ria restaurant is enticing and compels you to dine here often. Contemporary American cuisine rules the menu with pioneering numbers like Grilled Rockfish Fillet and Olive Oil Poached Tuna Nicoise. Sparkling wine and Draught beer keep the sipping activity going. Business events and private parties are arranged with reservations.
The two-storeyed lounge Halo offers the gay community of Washington a fine place to meet, bond and relax. Cutting across 14th Street NW and 15th Street NW, the humble entrance of the lounge makes it easy to miss. Martinis galore once in, as the various bowls of fruit salad scattered across complements the drink well, also giving one the freedom to mix, match and experiment in his own drink. During happy hours, double your drink automatically. Ensuring the air one breathes remains ever fresh, the bar prohibits smoking on premises. Few waves are made about the food on offer. The nightclub opens its doors daily from 5 p.m.