Spring Means Patio Season for Many Restaurants and Bars

by Borderstan.com April 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm 0


Patios of Borderstan. What are your favorite places to eat, drink and people-watch? (Luis Gomez Photos)

DC finally got a taste — albeit brief — of spring weather this weekend. And with April officially here, there’s no better way to ring in the season than with a meal or a drink outside. Thankfully, there are several restaurants in the area (some new, some old) that have patio and rooftop outdoor spaces.

Here at Borderstan, we write about outdoor dining quite frequently. (What can we say? We like it.) To make it easier on you, here is a master list of some of the areas best outdoor dining — and drinking — spots. Of course there are many more. Feel free to leave your favorites in the comment section.

The Borderstan Patio and Rooftop Guide

Our three-dozen spots in the neighborhood:

  1. 1905 Garden, 1905 9th Street NW
  2. American Ice, 917 V Street NW
  3. Bar Dupont, New Hampshire Avenue/Dupont Circle NW
  4. Bar Pilar, 1833 14th Street NW
  5. Brixton, 901 U Street NW
  6. Cafe Saint-Ex, 1847 14th Street NW
  7. CIRCA, 1601 Connecticut Avenue NW
  8. Commissary, 1443 P Street NW
  9. DGS Delicatessen, 1317 Connecticut Avenue NW
  10. Donovan House, 1155 14th Street NW
  11. El Centro D.F., 1819 14th Street NW
  12. Hank’s, 1624 Q Street NW
  13. Jack Rose, 2007 18th Street NW
  14. Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, 1517 Connecticut Avenue NW
  15. L’Enfant Cafe, 2000 18th Street NW
  16. Lauriol Plaza, 1835 18th Street NW
  17. Le Diplomate, 1601 14th Street NW
  18. Level One, 1639 R Street NW
  19. Local 16, 1602 U Street NW
  20. Logan Tavern, 1423 P Street NW
  21. Lost Society, 2001 14th Street NW
  22. Mandu, 1805 18th Street NW
  23. Marvin, 2007 14th Street NW
  24. Masa 14, 1825 14th Street NW
  25. Matchbox, 1901 14th Street NW
  26. MOVA,  2204 14th Street NW
  27. Nellie’s Sports Bar, 900 U Street NW
  28. One Lounge, 1606 20th Street NW
  29. Sette Osteria, 1666 Connecticut Avenue NW
  30. Solly’s U Street Tavern, 1942 11th Street NW
  31. Standard, 1801 14th Street NW
  32. Tabaq, 1336 U Street NW
  33. Trio Fox & Hounds, 1537 17th Street NW
  34. Ulah Bistro, 1214 U Street NW
  35. Vinoteca, 1940 11th Street NW
  36. Zorba’s Cafe, 1612 20th Street NW


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