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Black Rooster Pub

££ - £££
Dupont Circle
American, Bar, Pub
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1919 L St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3502
+1 202-659-4431
20:00 - 03:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 02:00
Fri 11:30 - 03:00
Sat 20:00 - 03:00
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We went here on a Tuesday, which is half price burger day. Three toppings are included on your burger for no additional charge. Burger was great, atmosphere was quaint and very reminiscent of an old English pub. Service was impeccable and our server was beyond gracious, quick and thorough. I will definitely be back.

Thank Heather K
Milan, Italy
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91 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

While I do not live in DC, ever since I returned occasionally during my Peace Corps days (just down the street), this place has been constant in serving a great atmosphere, a great burger (basically the only thing I ever get because why deviate from perfection), and ice cold beer. All thumbs up!

Thank kpolo
Duluth, Minnesota
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348 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Another narrow, deep place in DC. Food was good and well prepared. Bar staff particularly helpful and friendly. Good selection of beers on tap, with a lot of variety and microbrews from which to choose. Also good hard stuff selection. They will accommodate wanting to watch various sports on TV, which is always good for an out-of-towner. Two thumbs up... More 

Thank JWK1969
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

I recently had a group of 12 guys from around the Midwest coming to D.C. for an event. I was the organizer of the trip. The group was arriving at different times on Friday. I wanted a bar/pub style place where we could get dinner and then hang out and drink beer afterwards. Looking on the website for this place,... More 

1 Thank Christopher G
Perth, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere with locals chatting business and visitors just relaxing. Not huge street appeal but once your through the door it's great service and cold beer. Food was quick, filling and amazing prices during happy hour! $5 burger!!!

Thank Shane M
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

An awesome pub. Very happy we found this place on our trip. I didn't get to order any good but I did get to sit at the bar until around midnight chatting with locals and some other tourists. Friendly staff. Good vibes!

Thank Amanda P
Scottsville, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

We came here on our annual Christmas visit to Washington DC, needing a better alternative to our usual dinner options for Friday night. I had checked out the reviews and the website and the menu items that caught my eye were the fried pickles and the wild salmon salad with the lemon-lime vinigarette dressing. That sold me. The place is... More 

Thank Jane G
Chesapeake, Virginia
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122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

made a visit on Veterans day and was so happy to see the owner honoring our vets with specials and entertainment. Had a great sandwich and enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere

Thank timonntour
Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

WE visit this place each visit. Homey, friemdly, good food at a good price. You feel like a local as the majority of patrons are locals we believe. Nice curb side tables, fun place.

Thank Kalvin K
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Late night, first night in DC, discovered the Black Rooster. Great range of beers and friendly but not OVERly so staff. Even told me of another place down the road that was serving food after TBRs kitchen had closed. I like this place.

Thank maybelater18

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 03:00
20:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1919 L St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3502
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-659-4431

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?