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St. Jack

Everything about St. Jack—from the French provincial wallpaper, the mountains of candlewax atop the bar and the custardy canelés—is charming. The cuisine is inspired by rustic Lyonnais cooking, and Chef…

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Adjacent to the self-proclaimed “inauthentic Asian” restaurant Smallwares, Barwares’ focus is, unsurprisingly, on booze. Rather than residing on separate lists, sake, wine and beer are mixed together under categories like…

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Clyde Common

Clyde Common has been the city's catchall dining and drinking hall for years, but has yet to feel anything but fresh and original. Its bar—headed by Jeffrey Morgenthaler—continues to provide…

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The epitome of neighborhood dive, Yur's is cheap, semi-dumpy and stocks enough PBR to satisfy the entire city. It's owned by a former Washington Redskins player, and has become an…

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The Spare Room

There is seemingly nothing that The Spare Room doesn't do. There is karaoke and dancing. There are movie nights and taco nights. There are pool tables and pinball. And, most…

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Sandy Hut

This wonderful, windowless dump is affectionately referred to as the "Handy Slut." Covered in wood paneling and tipsy regulars the Sandy Hut is also filled with all the things that…

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B Side Tavern

Above all, B Side is a post-shift staple for the service industry. Bartenders can be gruff, but the pours are generous. Post-dinner, settle in with a group of friends, and…