Solly’s Tavern: Where [Almost] Everybody Knows Your Name

by December 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm 2,065 0


Solly’s Tavern at U Street. (onuis Gomez Photos)

From Emiliano Barron. Email him at ebarron[AT]

Solly’s Tavern is one of the most unique places I’ve visited while in DC. Being from a foreign country, Solly’s is exactly how I imagined a typical American bar, complete sports memorabilia and other items that look like they’ve been collected form vintage stores and garage sales.

One of the things that makes Solly’s so special is its community feel. Whether you are there with friends to watch a big game over some beers, or you are alone on a weeknight, looking for a quiet place to drink, Solly’s accommodates everyone.

During my recent trip, I enjoyed sitting at the bar, meeting other locals and hearing stories on the history of the neighborhood, as well as its new developments.

The bar has a menu that changes almost weekly, giving the customers a different surprise every time they visit. Solly’s serves up dishes such as nachos (always a great choice with a cold beer), a variety of sandwiches, tacos and wings.

The bar’s most famous sandwich is the Chicken and Cheese Stallion, which is  chicken, cheese and roasted tomatoes. All the items on the menu are priced around $10, and the beers range from $3 to $10.

The bar is conveniently located (1942 11th Street NW) near the U Street Metro and is walking distance to tons of other bars and restaurants on U Street for those who prefer to “crawl.”

Solly’s is a great place to go have a quick bite to eat and have a couple drinks while enjoying a great conversation with the great people that come in.

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