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English first
Annapolis, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I give this place 4 and a half stars but since that isn't an option Ill just give it the full 5. We absolutely love this place and it doesn't hurt that we only live a 5 minute walk away. Don't come in expecting your typical Bethesda bar, this is a dive bar. We go here when we want a... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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153 reviews 153 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Stopped in for dinner after walking the short distance from the Doubletree - Bethesda. Definitely a sports bar; however, I found the menu had a great selection to choose from. I had the roast beef with cheese sandwich. The roast beef was perfectly prepared and had great flavor. They had a large selection of beers on tap (approx 25 I... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The ambiance of this place is sports bar meets Tiki bar. Weird for a downtown Bethesda establishment. I enjoyed my Chicken Ceaser Wrap, Coleslaw, and Egg Rolls until I found a crazy long hair caked inside!!! About threw up on the spot. NEVER AGAIN.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

For real, it's delicious. Locals in the know order it on a salad. Eat it and wash it down with a cheap beer. Trivia with Deb on Wednesdays is awesome. 1/2 price burgers and $2 drafts. Always a good time.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

The outside bar is great and the beer is cold. The menu has lots of options but my favorite is the Argentinian Steak Salad and the french fries - Awesome.... Drink prices are very reasonable - if you're someone that needs to pay $7 for a beer and stare at fake Van Gogh paintings this may not be the place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2008

Was there on a dead (Tuesday) nite, but the jukebox here is badass. Great if you find yourself in Bethesda on a random nite.

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Address: 7940 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-3620
Phone Number: 301-986-9708
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda

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