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The Ugly Mug

723 8th Street SE, Washington DC, DC 20003
(202) 547-UGLY
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good24%
  • Average43%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible12%
16 Apr 2017
“Neighborhood Watering Hole”
13 Feb 2017
“Fun place.”
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American, Bar
723 8th Street SE, Washington DC, DC 20003
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Good pub grub, a decent selection of beers on tap when combined with a relaxed atmosphere and a genial bar staff = win.

Thank John R
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you need a place to gather with a small group of friends this is the place. Karaoke night is a big hit. A good bar with good bar food.

Thank IDDC
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Great dive to stop and get a few cheap beers, watch a game, and catch up with friends without having to get dressed up. We got a few appetizers which weren't impressive, I wouldn't eat there again.

Thank SaraK987
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Went with a groups of buddies before a Nats game. The free shuttle was cool to the game. Laid back atmosphere, beers were $5-6 and had a special for $6 Jack n Cokes. The restroom had a broken toilet so the place kind of stunk...More

Thank Jake F
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This bar/pub is just down the street from the Marine Corps Barracks- Washington. It was in an utter state of disrepair. Seats and tables falling apart, bathroom doors don't close. The food was terrible, and appetizers came out at the same time as main courses....More

Thank Katilurn
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Cool, chill spot if you can catch it when there aren't a bunch of people crowding/standing around the bar, with a ton of open seating. That way you could just walk up and order a drink, not having to wait for someone to serve you....More

Thank crosscountry10
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Love this place but then again I love dive bars. Great staff and amazing food. Only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is because twice we went and the air conditioning was out and it sucked. Amazing prices - totally worth it. BBQ...More

Thank abinsc
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We came here as a big group for a team dinner. We had to order in advance in order for them to accommodate us. Although it was nice they are willing to accommodate a large group their kitchen apparently was not staffed to deal with...More

Thank wannatravelnow
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

After a long day of sightseeing we just wanted an easygoing place for some yummy food and this was the perfect place. Pizza roll, California burger and fishtacos all got high reviews from us. 8th street is filled with restaurants and it's a great neighbourhood.

Thank Victoria T
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

The service here is awesome & the food is fantastic. The smell is pretty rough... and for someone like me, who watches alot of Bar Rescue & Restaurant Impossible, it makes me wonder if the place is being properly cleaned. Sit in the front if...More

Thank Rachel L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 723 8th Street SE, Washington DC, DC 20003
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: (202) 547-UGLY
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