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“Can You Say: High Energy?”
Review of J Paul's

J Paul's
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Ranked #168 of 3,229 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $15 - $45
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Georgetown
Cross street: Wisconsin Ave.
Transit: Foggy Bottom, Circulator Bus
Description: J. Paul’s is Washington’s quintessential turn of the century American Dining Saloon. The J. Paul’s bar in Georgetown is itself a 100 year old mahogany shotgun bar, built by the Brunswick Balke Coolander Company and was previously housed in a grand saloon in the Chicago stockyards. Many will swear over their scotch that Al Capone himself bellied up to that very bar. Antique brass elevator doors from New York’s Waldorf Astoria frame the back dining room. A few short blocks from the Potomac River, in the heart of fashionable Georgetown, the original J. Paul’s has become an institution. Every day, politicians, journalists, artists, business people and Washington personalities share tables with students, tourists and ex-Pats in the nation’s capital. Don't miss out on a visit to this DC institution!
North Hills
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629 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
“Can You Say: High Energy?”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Wow, J. Paul's was super crowded, extremely loud, and they serve very good food. A basket of pretzels with mustard to begin? Yep, and the were fresh and hot. I had their famous Reuben sandwich. Really tasty on marble rye with fries and a beer. Very good stuff.

  • Visited July 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Welcome drink on a hot day”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Atmospheric pub with nice beers and good range of malt whiskies.
A beer and a nice cocktail were enough for us seated at the bar during happy hour but plenty other drinks and some good looking food was also on offer.

Visited July 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good enough”
Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Had lunch here and the sandwiches were enormous with complimentary corn bread while you wait.

Waitress was knowledgable about the beer on draft it's just a pity the barkeep couldn't pour it properly

Pass marks but mostly because of staff

Visited June 2013
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Statesboro, Georgia, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic hospitality, good service, cool place”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic drinks in the afternoon in vacation, Brooke the bartender and the AGM were friendly and helpful with regards to drink suggestions and recommendations for places to visit in DC. Best margaritas and free pretzel baskets!!!! Thanks for the DC hospitality.

Visited July 2013
Thank Marin013
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best meal in the states”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

After traveling from the west coast to the east coast. We found this place the decore was great. The service was excellent. The food was even better. Highly recommended.

Visited July 2013
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