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The Barking Dog

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American, Fast Food
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4723 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2901
301-654-0022
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11:00 am - 12:30 am
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly atmosphere

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2014
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Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Dancing upstairs and 24 draft beer selection makes this place awesome. Food was excellent and the staff very helpful. Would go back and recommend.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Has been in Bethesda for a long time at the same location in the south side of downtown. The name has changed a couple of times but the ambience stays the same. Local crowd enjoys two bars, one at entry level and one upstairs with the usual offers. Food is typical bar food and can be satisfying.

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Snohomish
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 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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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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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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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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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 10
Cuisine: American, Fast Food

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4723 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2901
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-654-0022

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Fast Food

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?