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1214 18th St NW, Dupont circle, Washington DC, DC 20036-2538
+1 202-223-2200
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good9%
  • Average29%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible22%
Sep 26, 2017
“Sunday Football”
Apr 26, 2017
“Don't bother. ”
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Bar, Pub, American
1214 18th St NW, Dupont circle, Washington DC, DC 20036-2538
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Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

We are KC Chiefs fans and had called in advance to see if they were playing the game here (after calling 10 times they finally answered). I tried to ask if they were busy or not and couldn't really understand the person but after trying...More

Thank Alicia F
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Walked in for dinner. The person who greeted us said we would have to go to the bar to order because they didn't have any servers. Although 2 employees stood around talking to each other and looking at their phones, we finished our drinks and...More

Thank Grownups
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Came by taxi, took a second to find the "Public" on the door. Once in past fairly serious security on Friday night, went to top floor bar. Nothing going on there so went back to main level (2nd floor) - watched on big screen. Some...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed August 27, 2016

Stopped in for a few beers and left after one due to the disinterested bartender ignoring customers and sitting at the end of the bar texting / watching U-Tube at full volume on her phone instead

Thank AtlantanHaggis
Reviewed May 19, 2016

This bar encompasses several floors. We went on "Throw Back Thursday". Great music. Young couple with us went to the roof top bar. My husband & I stopped at the second floor bar. Enjoyed a delicious cheese quesadilla. They had great happy hour specials on...More

Thank AZAnnie2014
Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

Came for a work happy hour. Typical bar food of fries, mozzarella sticks, etc. the drinks are average and cheap. This place has a few floors and a rooftop when the weather is nice.

Thank Amy W
Reviewed November 22, 2015

Public Bar is a fun place to dance and drink. It attracts more of a college scene rather than a classy bar. Don't come here if you want a quiet place to have a conversation at, but if you want to have fun and dance...More

Thank Readrun
Reviewed November 15, 2015

well, we where there 3 days ago and the waitress was like angry with the world and she was just doing this because she has to.

Thank Morphart
Reviewed October 30, 2015

Went here with work folks while in town for a conference. My friend went to college in DC and thought this would be a fun stop off. They were supposed to be open until 2AM. We got there around 10:30PM and went to the rooftop...More

Thank Lori-Ellen S
Reviewed October 1, 2015

Dive bar with cheap beer. It definitely attracts a lot of the Georgetown students which makes for a fun atmosphere. Seems like the place to go to watch college football games.

Thank MN_Traveler38
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1214 18th St NW, Dupont circle, Washington DC, DC 20036-2538
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-223-2200
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