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Be a Jukebox Hero at These D.C. Bars

They're a certain kind of cool.

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How did "Happy Days" audiences know The Fonz was the coolest cat around? Well, for starters, he'd pound his fist on the jukebox and out the tunes came.

Music-spouting jukeboxes might have hit their cultural peak around the time Arthur Fonzarelli's hangout, Arnold's Drive In, did. But they still live on locally, letting patrons be DJs. Bars, especially of the dive variety, keep jukeboxes around — sometimes ironically, sometimes not — so that customers can have their pick of Journey, Marvin Gaye and Madonna songs while imbibing and chowing down.

Here's a selection of D.C.-area joints with the best jukeboxes around.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

All Souls Bar

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What you’ll find: A small corner bar in Shaw that’s often packed and boasts a small menu of cocktails for less and select bar snacks
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Atomic Billiards

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What you’ll find: A den of games in the thick of Cleveland Park, including shuffleboard, darts and pool play
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Black Cat

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What you’ll find: The Red Room Bar’s a more low-key side of the live music venue with a pool table and top-notch craft beer
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Boundary Stone Public House

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Capitol Lounge

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What you’ll find: A no-frills, unpretentious hangout for Hill staffers with trivia, wings specials and deep-fried Oreo snacks
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Lyman's Tavern

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What you’ll find: A neighborhood spot in Columbia Heights that’s been around for about a year, with a row of pinball machines and a piano that anyone can play, not to mention kitschy, eclectic decor
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Showtime

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What you’ll find: A tiny, slightly divey setup in booming Bloomingdale with a mural of D.C. artists as a decorative backdrop
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The Big Hunt

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What you’ll find: Three massive floors of dive bar goodness along with a picnic table-filled outdoor area; some have called it a beer cave
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The High Dive

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What you’ll find: The successor to Pharmacy Bar, which debuted this spring, is going for a low-key vibe and selling snacks such as Combos
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Trusty's

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What you’ll find: A Capitol Hill staple known for serving drinks in Mason jars, featuring an upstairs bar that is a school bus and allowing customers to play board games like Jenga
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All Souls Bar

What you’ll find: A small corner bar in Shaw that’s often packed and boasts a small menu of cocktails for less and select bar snacks
[Photo: Facebook]

Atomic Billiards

What you’ll find: A den of games in the thick of Cleveland Park, including shuffleboard, darts and pool play
[Photo: Facebook]

Black Cat

What you’ll find: The Red Room Bar’s a more low-key side of the live music venue with a pool table and top-notch craft beer
[Photo: Facebook]

Boundary Stone Public House

[Photo: Facebook]

Capitol Lounge

What you’ll find: A no-frills, unpretentious hangout for Hill staffers with trivia, wings specials and deep-fried Oreo snacks
[Photo: Facebook]

Lyman's Tavern

What you’ll find: A neighborhood spot in Columbia Heights that’s been around for about a year, with a row of pinball machines and a piano that anyone can play, not to mention kitschy, eclectic decor
[Photo: Facebook]

Showtime

What you’ll find: A tiny, slightly divey setup in booming Bloomingdale with a mural of D.C. artists as a decorative backdrop
[Photo: Facebook]

The Big Hunt

What you’ll find: Three massive floors of dive bar goodness along with a picnic table-filled outdoor area; some have called it a beer cave
[Photo: Facebook]

The High Dive

What you’ll find: The successor to Pharmacy Bar, which debuted this spring, is going for a low-key vibe and selling snacks such as Combos
[Photo: Facebook]

Trusty's

What you’ll find: A Capitol Hill staple known for serving drinks in Mason jars, featuring an upstairs bar that is a school bus and allowing customers to play board games like Jenga
[Photo: Facebook]

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