JR’s Bar & Grill

Image: Facebook/JRs Bar
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.
Neighborhood
Dupont Circle
ProTip
Politicians, celebrities, Broadway stars, Oscar winners and Olympic athletes can all be regularly spotted at Monday's showtunes night.