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“Great dive bar!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Barking Dog
4723 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2901
301-654-0022
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Ranked #38 of 299 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great dive bar!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Fun place with cheap drinks and good specials. They have trivia nights and cater to a largely 20-something clientele. It's a great break from all of the "upscale" bars in the area.

Visited March 2012
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English first
Springfield, Virginia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good Variety of Beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

Very nice atmosphere. Excellent Maryland Crab soup and a very good variety of beer on tap.

Visited August 2011
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Washington D.C.
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66 reviews 66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Double booked my daughters party!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2010

We had reserved the upper room for my 13 year old daughters party (watched them pencil in on the calendar) and was told to contact the staff 60 days prior to firm up the contract. When we did, we were told that the room had been rebooked (no explaination and a quick "sorry") Our daughter was devistated !!! We finaly found a place at the last minute and everything worked out, but I will never deal with these amatures again !!

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“greatest bar ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2010

place was awesome, lots of people, dancing and what seems to be where the hip people hang out and party. Huge room on second floor.Nice staff, good food and drink.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“I sat, I stayed, I drank (and ate too)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2010

This is a Real Bar.
All the others in Bethesda just try too hard to be... whatever. They should take some notes from this place. Friendly service, good but simple food, Fun and laid back.
Where else can you get a 20 oz can of PBR followed by a perfectly poured Guinness?
We will be back!
Woof!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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