Arlington Bars Make Top List: See It Is Cool To Come Out To NoVA!

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"Eat Bar" courtesy of Fickr user voteprime

I  saw that some local bars made the Washingtonian’s Best 75 Bars list in the March issue. (Thanks to What’s Up Arlington for the news link.) While 75 is a round number for lists- why not do the top 100? Maybe there’s not 100 bars in DC but I bet there are. While I’d love to see the top of the list I’ll have to wait til the put the list online, my recession dollars won’t be going towards a hard copy anytime soon. But here are the Arlington establishments that were mentioned:

I constantly hear great things about this bar and it’s sister restaurant- and it’s only a hop, skip, jump away from where I live! However I haven’t had a chance to check it out a whole lot- has anyone else been there? I ended my night there once and really enjoyed the wine bar, I should try going out there again sometime.

I am a big fan of the Tavern, I was just there this past Monday catching up with long-lost Pho relatives. It’s a little more upscale than your regular bar but not too fancy to become a lounge. Perfect place to entertain your out of town guests, they also have great outdoor dining.

This was actually the other place my distant cousins discussed going to before we went to the tavern, I haven’t been but I hear they do tapas and they always seem full on the weekends- anybody been?

This is another place I really want to check out, however my friend Krissy had a bad experience with the obnoxious and loud crowds there so I have been hesitant to go out there.

Funny story, one of my former roommates thought it was a gay bar just because of the name. I’ve been there a couple of times and I’ll say that Galaxy Hut is a really chill place to grab a beer- I haven’t been to the patio behind the bar but I hear it’s cool.
I’m kinda surprised Whitlow’s didn’t make the list but I’m glad Clarendon Ballroom didn’t make it- I hate that place. Has anybody peeked at the entire list? I’d love to hear what’s on top- hopefully not some stupid lounge or club but a real bar.

3 Comments so far

  1. ajw93 on February 25th, 2009 @ 11:41 am

    Sigh. I miss Whitey’s. At least they kept the EAT sign.


  2. The Definitive Dmbosstone » Post Topic » Metblogs: Arlington Bars Make Top List: See It Is Cool To Come Out To NoVA! (pingback) on February 25th, 2009 @ 12:35 pm
  3. tomm on February 25th, 2009 @ 2:20 pm

    Liberty Tavern is a bit swankier than I usually like, but it’s a nice change of pace from hanging out with 22 year olds at some of the other Clarendon hot spots. They have excellent food BTW, so if the bar isn’t your thing, I recommend dinner. They really need to bring back the Red Velvet Cake however.

    Haven’t been to Guarapo in ages. It’s the Arlington version of Gazzuza/ChiCha which is to say, it’s not Gazzuza/Chi Cha at all. The tapas is good and if I remember correctly they do hookah there.

    Carpool is a good default bar when you can’t make a decision of where you want to go. It’s easy enough to sit there and have some beer and watch a game or play pool or darts. The afternoon happy hours on the patio when the weather is good are tough to beat.

    Galaxy Hut is tiny. And loud. I hung out in the even tinier alley that is outside and in between it and the next door building. Had a good time, but it had little to do with Galaxy Hut and more to do with mullet wigs.

    Yes, I miss Whitey’s too, but not as much as I miss Dremo’s.



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