Lou’s City Bar

Lou Are You

Prime Rib and Microbrews in Columbia Heights

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There are those times when you want to line up tastes of artisan ales as the bartender goes into great detail about farms and housemade pâtés.

Then there are other times, like when your evening requires nothing more than a slab of prime rib and Gus Johnson shrieking about a buzzer beater. (Beer, of course, is still involved.)

For the latter, may we introduce you to Lou’s City Bar, a new haven of flat-screens and beer taps, expected to open Thursday in Columbia Heights.

Sure, you’ll be tempted to grab a table under the arched wooden ceiling (like on St. Pat’s Day, when they’ll be rolling out huge plates of corned beef and potatoes). But really, this is the kind of neighborhood sports bar—more boisterous than cozy—where you’ll wander in just before a 7pm tip-off and grab the last two seats at the 45-foot wooden bar.

TVs are everywhere you look (18, to be exact, with every sports package there is, probably even cricket), but they don’t outnumber the beer taps, which pour bounties like Bell’s Two Hearted Ale and Peroni (you’ll need both to wash down the house-smoked racks of ribs).

Also in the works: a huge outdoor patio, covered by an awning and boasting its own sidewalk bar.

Feel free to high-five the passersby.


Lou’s City Bar
1400 Irving St NW
Washington, DC, 20010


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