Last week, Eater asked readers the question, "Which D.C. bars treat their regulars like royalty?" The question was searching for those special neighborhood places that know customers' drink orders, names and sometimes even their life stories. Readers nominated more than 25 locations in the comments section and through the tipline; bars are listed in no particular order. For those trying to find their special, "Cheers"-like place, this map should be a good starting point.Read More
Eater Readers Name the Best Bars for Regulars
1. Bar Pilar
This 14th Street favorite has killer small plates and service to match.
2. Stoney's Restaurant
Logan Circle pub Stoney's is known for more than its grilled cheese - it's also a comfortable place to be a regular.
3. Columbia Room
The prices at the Columbia Room may keep many from becoming regulars here, but once you enter the bar within the Passenger, the service matches the quality of the cocktails.
4. L.A. Bar & Grill
LA Bar & Grill is a casual Arlington spot with karaoke, open mic and more.
5. Restaurant Eve
Whether customers are grabbing a Lickety Split lunch deal or just having a drink, they'll be treated like royalty at the Restaurant Eve bar.
6. 1905 Restaurant
Classic neighborhood joint 1905 gets props for its service from Eater readers.
7. The Sidebar
Sidebar, the cocktail bar adjacent to Jackie's Restaurant, gets plenty of Silver Spring regulars.
8. Town Hall
Glover Park's Town Hall screams neighborhood joint, and Eater readers say the service is solid.
9. Millie & Al's
The divey Millie & Al's treats Adams Morgan regulars right.
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10. Raven Grill
At The Raven, a Mt. Pleasant dive bar, the bartenders know their regulars. Maybe a little too well, if you have any embarrassing drunk stories.
11. Room 11
The cozy Room 11 in Columbia Heights gets to know its regulars well.
12. The Black Rooster
Black Rooster gets plenty of regulars among those who work in the nearby offices.
13. Smith Point
Georgetown party spot Smith Point is beloved by its regular crowd.
14. Solly's U Street Tavern
Solly's can be a chill place to be a regular on U Street.
15. Bobby Van's Grill
The bar at steakhouse Bobby Van's (two downtown locations) got multiple shoutouts from Eater readers.
16. Radius Pizza
Radius not only delivers pizza in Mt. Pleasant - the bar is also a comfortable neighborhood hangout.
17. Galaxy Hut
Good beer, tater tots, vegetarian fare and friendly service all come together at Arlington's Galaxy Hut.
18. Capitol City Brewing Company
An Eater reader is less excited about the beer at Cap City (multiple locations) but says the bartenders are great.
19. Number Nine
Gay bar Number Nine treats its regulars well, according to a reader tip.
20. Stan's Restaurant & Lounge
Divey Stan's downtown is a D.C. classic.
New Urbana employee Anthony Pilla is already developing a following of regulars at the pizza bar there.
22. Fiola da Fabio Trabocchi
Patrons know they'll get great service and cocktails from Jeff Faile and the bartenders at Fiola's bar.
23. The Queen Vic
The Queen Vic draws a crowd of H Street regulars, as well as those looking for a classic pub.
24. Tunnicliff's Tavern
The folks over at Tunnicliff's Tavern have been serving up Eastern Market regulars for decades.
25. Boundary Stone Public House
Neighborhood folks just love the bartenders over at Boundary Stone in Bloomingdale.
26. Mintwood Place
Certain bartenders each have their own loyal following over at Mintwood Place in Adams Morgan.
27. The Capital Grille
The Capital Grill's bar knows how to cater to D.C. regulars, politicos and otherwise.