Happy Hour Review: Café Saint-Ex


Cafe Saint-Ex on 14th and U St. NW is the bar that I’ve been looking for a while. Good beer, good music, great atmosphere, and amazing decor. From the stained-glass airplane, to the vintage safety cards by the bathrooms, to the portraits of famous aviators, Saint-Ex has flight cachet up the ying-yang. To boot, their beer menu is excellent, featuring Belgian ales like Chimay and Allagash, microbrews like Magic Hat #9, various Dogfish Head beers and DC favorite Tupper’s Hop Pocket in addition to the major macrobrews. In addition, they offer sidewalk dining and tables on the ground level for their excellent menu crafted by Exec Chef Barton Seaver.

In addition to Café Saint-Ex’s ground level, there’s the lower level, Gate 54. A large space for dancing and eating, as well as a bar for libations and video monitors, in addition to a full DJ booth.

Though I’m sure they don’t need more press for this, they’re also the hosts of iPod DJ night which is coming up again on May 11th. I’ll be back before then, I assure you. If only for the Tilburg’s Dutch Brown Ale!

2 Comments so far

  1. anonymous coward (unregistered) on April 29th, 2005 @ 4:05 pm

    Dear Tom Bridge,

    Welcome to 2002. Do you enjoy that new “rap rock” music? And isn’t it crazy how gentrified U St. is getting? Man oh man.


    Time Machine

  2. Tiffany Baxendell (unregistered) on April 30th, 2005 @ 10:59 am

    Because, really, if you don’t discover every existing bar the *very same week* you move to DC, clearly, you’re years behind everyone else.

    Grow up.

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