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Penn Social

) #597 of 2,580 Restaurants in Washington DC £ American, ,
801 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2182
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
11 May 2017
“A hidden gem”
1 Jan 2017
“Lots of screens and good beer.”
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
£
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
801 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2182
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11 - 20 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 29 November 2016

Penn Social is a great place for happy hour drinks and appetizer/bar food. They have fun night events like trivia and are always welcoming.

Thank AbigailReznicek
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We visited on a very busy Thursday night. I took a while at the bar to get a drink and there were very few waiters/ss to take your drink order. The atmosphere was ok but nothing special.

Thank claky
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is just my preference. It's a happy hour place to take a large group out. Ok beer, meh food, but fun activities.

Thank ConstantTreveler76
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We stopped in here for a couple drinks and to watch the end of a couple college football games. The upstairs bar had a couple great bartenders working and they get 5 stars for their service! The caesar chicken wrap was OK. Nothing great, but...More

Thank MSkinner
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I love to come here for special events. You can play games, eat good fries, and drink with friends. I like that you can find a private spot with several of your buddies. Plenty of windows on the first floor. There is more than one...More

Thank Rudi R
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The guy behind the bar right now is called Star and he is amazing!! He is serving drinks so fast it's unbelievable and giving 100% brilliant customer service. Great atmosphere here, recommend it totally.

Thank LaineM118
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This place is really fun. My fiancé and I came here for a few drinks before going to dinner. We ordered at the bar and then sat at a table. There are a few board games on top of each table. The game on our...More

Thank MN198409
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The Place is really good, has a lot of games. And that makes the place even better, i would just suggest to them make it more acessible, in special the "games" floor.

Thank Anderson G
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

If you find yourself making friends over an unusually competitive game of bags (corn-hole) even though you haven't played since college, or hear the sounds of giant Jenga over then din of big buck hunter, you've found Elysium at penn social. I've spent countless hours...More

Thank Matthew T
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We were here on happy hour on Monday and they have a nice selection of beers and knowledgeable bartenders. Simple and easy to learn games, like giant jenga and giant four-in-a-row. You can also play Never Have I Ever and Cards against humanity. There was...More

Thank Kattis L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 03:00
Friday
16:00 - 03:00
Saturday
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2182
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
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