The Red Derby

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MONDAY - THURSDAY: 5 P.M. - 2 A.M. | FRIDAY: 5 P.M. - 3 A.M. | SATURDAY: 11 A.M. - 3 A.M. | SUNDAY: 11 A.M. - 2 A.M.
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Can a place that serves brunch also be a dive bar? In D.C. it can, as long as shots and beers are available and there are no fancy riffs on the Eggs Benedict. The Red Derby is a bar foremost, and a bar that can manage a decent Tom Collins alongside boilermaker specials. But because it doesn’t take itself too seriously, falling somewhere in between a neighborhood haunt and a dive—or, more accurately, a dive-bar-to-be.

Known For
  • full menu
  • bar food
  • cheap date
  • games
  • outdoors / patio
  • craft beer
What to drink
Try a beer and shot combo list like the You’ve Got Crabs (Natty Boh and Old Bay vodka) or the tongue-in-cheek Craft Cocktail (Miller High Life and So Co and Lime).
Neighborhood
Colombia Heights
ProTip
Weekend brunch brings hair-of-the-dog specials like $3 Mimosas, Screwdrivers, Bloody Marys and Harvey Wallbangers.