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Lou's City Bar

1400 Irving St NW, Washington DC, DC 20010-2850
+1 202-518-5687
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  • Excellent0%
  • Very good47%
  • Average38%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible0%
Oct 8, 2017
“Just fine for football ”
Aug 29, 2016
“Just dandy for a quick bite”
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Bar, Pub, American
1400 Irving St NW, Washington DC, DC 20010-2850
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Visiting a son who has discovered Lou's for his Sunday football viewing. All was fine from our end: drinks, TV and then some food. Worthwhile menu with lots of choices (I had blackened tuna sandwich, son had wings). Only mild downsides: waiter seemed more than...More

Thank pmconno
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Seems like a big sports bar, with tons of TV's. I visited with my family (wife and 2 older kids) after shopping across the street. We didn't want fast food and the menu was stacked with options from burgers, wraps, and breakfast brunch). Price was...More

Thank Howbre
Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

It's a sports bar. Lots of tv's. They put the sound over the speakers for certain games. Food is typical bar fare. Burgers, nachos, etc. Pretty good beer selection. Good happy hour. The main complaint I have is the service. I am not a demanding...More

Thank Jon W
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Nice place to go catch a hockey game or a football game. Foor is decent and not too expensive. Not what I would choose if I wanted a nice quiet dinner

Thank Joe F
Reviewed January 24, 2015

You can count on Lou's City Bar for food and entertainment (from TV) from lunch to happy hours and dinner. Columbia Heights and Mt. Pleasant are not known for lunch place. But if you happen to be in Columbia Heights for errands or shopping and...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

In DC to visit son over Thanksgiving and wanted to watch Gators vs Noles so we went to Lou's. Lots of TVs ! Just tell them who you're there to watch and they make it happen. Great beer specials that day and I really enjoyed...More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Wednesday's half priced draft beer and my fav is on tap - super great Jim's chili, great service even when the games are on- location is easy for us old soldiers at the home - enjoyable afternoon in Columbia htgs - can't wait for football...More

Thank SGMTully
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Loads of screens and the sort of menu you would expect. Great burgers and a great half price offer on draught beers as it was a wednesday night.Service started to slip towards the end of the night with some staff more interested in drinking than...More

Thank Mark_NIron
Reviewed January 24, 2013

I return to this sports bar for the chicken wings, which are among my favorite in the area. The place is also packed on Saturday and Sunday mornings for brunch! The walls are covered with TVs showing games and sports memorabilia, as common in sports...More

Thank MikeInUSA
Reviewed October 25, 2012

We had a similar experience to the previous review. We were seated right away but then sat for a long time while we waited to see a waitress. There were plenty around but no one ever came over. Finally we flagged down the hostess and...More

Thank Lynn P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Irving St NW, Washington DC, DC 20010-2850
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Columbia Heights
  • Neighborhood: Columbia Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 202-518-5687
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