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The Saloon

$$ - $$$
U Street Corridor
Bar, Pub, American
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1207 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4442
+1 202-462-2640
Today
17:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 17:00 - 02:00
Sat 15:00 - 00:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Decided to stop in this basement bar for a quick bite and a pint and we weren't disappointed. The beer selection was great, the food was decent and it had a chill atmosphere. The bartender was super friendly as well. I would definitely drop in again when I am back in the area.

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Thank EscapeSeeker28
Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

When you enter this bar, you will immediately feel at home. Really great beer, and even boozy filled fruits! The best part about it is that it is one of the more affordable places in the District. If you're looking to have a fun time with your friends, this is a must visit in DC. This is a non profit... More 

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Thank AvidAngler12
Norfolk, Virginia
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158 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

What a fun place for bar food and beer before a show at the Lincoln Theatre! And after they've paid their bills, they donate to school building projects in majority world countries.

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Thank Buttons168
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

Great bar in the middle of U St. No TV, delicious moonshine, and a mission behind their booze selling. Highly recommended.

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Thank Tandroy F
Davidsville, PA
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

My group of four stopped here before a concert at the Lincoln Theater which is just two doors down. The bar has a warm and inviting feeling inside. Very small and intimate atmosphere with a few posted 'rules.' No standing, No television, No cell phones. It was a nice change from some of the overcrowded and loud bar/restaurants. The bar... More 

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Vincennes, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

Great Bar!! Wonderful choice of good beers, and good place to drink with friends. Just a few blocks north of the hustle and bustle of the sites and trendy big city bars. Highly recommend!

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Thank Tonywbushwacker
Ohio
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014

comfy bar with good selection of beer. A no nonsense attitude which is cool but also a bit ridiculous. "We don't serve martinis" ?!

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Thank mark10Ohio
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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142 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014

The Saloon is a non-profit bar that uses it's money to build food and homes in third world countries. Because of this rocking philanthropy, they close for a month or so every year - but the rest of the time it's a great, relatively quiet place to grab quality beer. The bar has lots of quirky fun rules, no standing... More 

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Thank nderiley
Charleston, West Virginia
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

We ended up stopping here because of how crowded Ben's Chili Bowl was that night. This bar was on the hipster/pretentious side (who makes rules for a bar!), however the beer was worthy of some pretension. There was a wide selection of German and American beers and they pulled full pints which is nice. The food was average, it tasted... More 

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Thank merideen
Kennewick, Washington
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

I passed by on the way to Ben's Chili Bowl, a "DC landmark." Since Ben's is cash only, and I carry no cash, the couldn't, wouldn't, serve me. Fortunately the Saloon is next door. I do not think I have ever been into a more accommodating establishment. Note the rules and realize that your patronage is helping establish schools in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
15:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1207 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4442
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > U Street Corridor
  • Neighbourhood: U Street Corridor
  • Phone Number: +1 202-462-2640

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?