Granville Moore's, Northeast
Concierge.com's insider take:
Washington's newest nightlife destination stretches along a formerly rundown section of H Street in northeast DC. Crowds descend each night to check out theme bars like Red Palace, play skee ball and mini-golf at H Street Country Club, or grab a pint of He'brew ale at the Jewish-deli-meets-Irish-pub Star & Shamrock. And while those spots are all a blast, our favorite is the bells-and-whistles–free gastropub Granville Moore's. Sturdy wooden beams, exposed brick walls, and fixtures salvaged from old taverns and farmhouses make the place feel like they've been drawing pints here for centuries. A chalkboard lists the Belgian beers and American craft brews on offer, and the tiny kitchen turns out excellent moules frites. It's the ideal place to kick off a night of revelry before venturing on to the street's other watering holes.Colleen Clark
Open Sundays through Thursdays 5 pm till midnight, Fridays and Saturdays 5 pm to 3 am.