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Public Bar

1214 18th Street, Washington 20036 | (202) 223 2300


Public Bar is a multifaceted restaurant, lounge and sports bar that offers a unique and entertaining menu of traditional American savories served with an aesthetic flair. We combine quality service, a casual vibe and the high energy of a neighborhood hotspot while offering the same comfort and amenities of your living room. Public Bar features a variety of seating options: The Main Floor: 31 total TVs and one of the largest U-shaped bars in the District, flanked by two Great Walls of 8 TVs. Features a variety of common tables and extra large booth seating with individually-controllable TVs. The Upstairs Lounge: 12 total TVs with comfortable couches and lounge table seating with a view of all screens in the lounge and at the bar. The Rooftop Deck: 4 total TVs at the front and back bars with cabana and high-top seating. Public Bar is the reincarnation of the old Club Five, which enjoyed an illustrious reputation among club-goers as one of the few late night venues catering to the District’s best DJs and most fervent dance maniacs. With the expert help of Grouo 7 and Winmar Construction, the space is now the leader of Dupont Circle’s new nightlife scene and the crown jewel of the Golden Triangle. The vision for Public Bar grew out of the desire to bring an appealing nightlife experience to more people, not less. Public Bar thus set out to do the extraordinary: combine our love of sports with an upscale lounge environment and simple, good food. The result is a visually stunning experience that merges the building’s rustic character with a modern, sports-centric twist. True to its namesake, Public Bar is for the people, by the people. With its large projector screen, the Main Level is the perfect place to watch a big game, while the Lounge Level is a popular option for private parties and fundraising events. The Rooftop Deck is an unrivaled favorite among Happy Hour crowds taking advantage of daily drink specials and late night revelers enjoying bottle service.

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