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Best dives?

jpschust Oct 27, 2006 04:55 PM

OK, let's rack our brains- what are the best dives in the region? Ben's Chilli Bowl comes to mind as does Quarterdeck for crabs. What do you all have?

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    hon RE: jpschust Oct 27, 2006 05:19 PM


    1. monkeyrotica RE: jpschust Oct 27, 2006 05:31 PM

      Speaking of dives, any news on the new Stoney's on P Street?


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        Dennis S RE: monkeyrotica Oct 27, 2006 07:01 PM

        Yeah! I didn't know they were relocating. Though the old location was great AND across the street from a client I visit regularly.

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        BookGuy RE: jpschust Oct 27, 2006 06:08 PM

        I recommend Jay's Saloon in Clarendon. The food is decent and cheap, beer available on tap, and a clientele that tends to define the term "dive bar."

        Here is the washingtonpost.com review: http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-...

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          CDouglas RE: jpschust Oct 27, 2006 06:39 PM

          The Post Pub on L Street.

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            LizG RE: jpschust Oct 27, 2006 07:22 PM

            There is this really tasty mexican fast food. On 14th Street. Next to the liquor store (around N, I beleive). The food is good and very cheap. It's called 'something papuseria'?

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              Rosco1 RE: jpschust Oct 27, 2006 08:25 PM

              Friendly Inn on Tuxedo Rd in the Cheverly Industrial Park - good food (ask the chef/owner/bartender what's good first) - cheap beer.

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                Steve RE: jpschust Oct 27, 2006 10:06 PM

                Most of my favorite places are dives, but if I had to vote for one, it'd be Pyramid at 6th and Florida.

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                  MakingSense RE: jpschust Oct 27, 2006 10:21 PM

                  Steve, in Washington, DC, there are TWO addresses that are 6th and Florida - in NE and in NW. You should give the quadrant.
                  Pyramid is in NW.

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                    Orange Blossom RE: jpschust Oct 28, 2006 01:37 AM

                    If you want to go granola, one of my favorite little dives is the Berwyn cafe on Berwyn Road in College Park. The thought of a tofu gyro was rather unappealing to me until I tried it and it was truly wonderful. I am hooked on this place. http://www.berwyncafe.net

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