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Bottom Line Saloon

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1716 I Street Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20006-3701
+1 202-298-8488
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Pub
1716 I Street Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20006-3701
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Reviewed January 18, 2018

A few friends suggested this place when I asked for a laid back place to grab a beer and sandwich. Just a few blocks from the White House, this bar sits below street level and offers great value. We were there at Happy Hour and...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

This is a great option for lunch because it is inviting and has reasonable prices. May be good at other times, but I was there for lunch. Most items under $10. Beer specials are common, so you can get a 16 ounce glass for about...More

Reviewed August 8, 2017

Great side bar close to the White House for really enjoyable bar food and drinks. After walking around D.C. this stop for lunch was very much needed. The bar was great to watch news/sports, enjoy some good bar food (large portion sizes) and cool off...More

1  Thank Kory D
Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

Whenever I go to a city, I always ask the hotel staff where they go nearby after work. The folks at the Hampton Inn -White House suggested Bottom Line for burgers and beer. When you get there, you'll find a dozen or so seats under...More

1  Thank DealScout
Reviewed June 16, 2017

This nondescript frontage gave no hint to the quality of the service or the food. We were made to feel very welcome by the staff and the owner (? Al). Really nice friendly guys. I can honestly say that the chicken wrap was the best...More

1  Thank borders54girl
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Nothing pretentious about it you will run into senders congresspeople news anchors and some of the best drinks in the city. Always a good time

1  Thank looking4acheapdeal
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Whats to say, this is a great basement bar. cheap drinks, lots of people watching, super nice and friendly staff

1  Thank Paranoid56
Reviewed January 2, 2017

We stayed in Washington D.C. For a few nights and found this bar from Google. We searched bars near me. This was with in walking distance from our hotel. What a great find this place was for us. We ended going there twice in our...More

1  Thank Seana S
Reviewed October 25, 2016

We stopped by this bar after asking our front desk clerk of a good place for some appetizers. Went there on a Sunday evening--had the gator tots wrapped in bacon and some nachos; both were good. Atmosphere was like a regular bar. Fun hometown crowd....More

1  Thank SusanS1204
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Used to work in DC long ago and came here often. Back in town for a short business trip, so I returned to see if his place is still here. It was very crowded when I arrived but I still managed to get a seat...More

1  Thank Thomas C
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March 6, 2016|
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Response from Tom B | Reviewed this property |
While this bar is not a dive, it is an old school (down some steps from the street with low lighting, a long bar and some booths) big city bar that caters to the local lunch crowd and after work for drinks. Personally I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $12
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1716 I Street Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20006-3701
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-298-8488
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