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The Barking Dog

4723 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2901
301-654-0022
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Ranked #33 of 300 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $0 - $10
Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Thu 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
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Snohomish
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Be advised that this is a bar, but that being said, it is an great place for a laid back dinner with lots of excellent options for comfort food! From tater-tots to crab dip with soft pretzels for starters to gourmet hotdogs, sliders and boneless buffalo wings . . . it all looked so good! We settled on the crab... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Discovered by accident but a wonderful surprise. Old style pub/sports bar but the mix works. Plenty of TVs in an old dark wood interior. Even had an old fashion darts board. Staff was very friendly and efficient. The meals were great. I had the sampler BBQ sliders and my partner had the House Hot Dog. The pulled pork slider was... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We're from out of town and were looking for a place to go out. Although the pub was pretty dead (it was a week night), the staff was very nice and fun to be around. Also very helpful trying to help us figure out places to go. The only thing we ate was the crab cheese dip and it was... More

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New England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We dropped in here with our three kids after a long day sight seeing in DC. It was a short walk from our hotel and a great meal. The pub food hit the spot... Service was great... Enjoyed our meal.

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Seven Corners, Virginia
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367 reviews 367 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were here briefly ending our pub crawl. This place came recommended for late night dancing. It's a spacious two-story speakeasy kind of bar. Everything, including floors is made out of wood, so be prepared for some slight musty smell. There's a DJ on the second floor. There weren't too many people while we were there, so it looked super... More

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Pennsylvania
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190 reviews 190 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Generally a very friendly atmosphere. A typical bar, not new or modern, but a good vibe. Solid staff and a great bartender when I visited. A classic old style pub in the heart of gentrified Bethesda.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I love the Dog! For several years I have traveled to Bethesda 2-4 times per year for business. I never miss a night at The Barking a Dog on at least one night of my trip. The staff is the absolute friendliest. Matt, one of the bartenders, always remembers our group and often remembers our favorite beverages--feels like "home". Whenever... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This review is specific to hosting a party at the Barking Dog, although we have eaten in the restaurant and the atmosphere is great as is the food! My (now) husband and I were looking for a laid back location for our rehearsal dinner, walking distance from our Bethesda venue. After an endless stream of vendors who weren't quite right... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Place is a good stop for a drink. It is the closest you'll find to a 'dive' bar in Bethesda. Food is typical bar food.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is not your typical Bethesda bar. As for decor this is what an old school bar looks like, old wood bar, old wood and tile floor, that old school tavern look. Something far out-of-place then the rest of the place in Bethesda, something more that would think to see in the Fells Point section of Baltimore. I happened to... More

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Additional Information about The Barking Dog

Address: 4723 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2901
Phone Number: 301-654-0022
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: American, Fast Food

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