JR’s Bar & Grill

jr bar washington dc
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MONDAY - THURSDAY: 4 P.M. - 2 A.M. | FRIDAY: 4 P.M. - 3 A.M. | SATURDAY: 1 P.M. - 3 A.M. | SUNDAY: 1 P.M. - 2 A.M.
202.328.0090 | WEBSITE

The “grill” part of JR’s Bar & Grill is mostly absent. It’s rumored that food can be obtained, but if so, it’s only by request. Otherwise, JR’s mostly acts as a mainstay in the D.C. gay bar scene attracting polished politicos and beefy frat boys. For years, the bar banned dancing but finally relented after a decade of pressure by patrons—not that there’s much room to dance; between trivia nights and happy hour, it can be packed cheek-to-cheek most of the time.

Known For
  • cheap date
  • dancing
  • live music
What to drink
Whatever's on special—it's cheap.
Dupont Circle
Politicians, celebrities, Broadway stars, Oscar winners and Olympic athletes can all be regularly spotted at Monday's showtunes night.