Gentrified H Street has gone from sketchy to super-cool over the last few years, boasting a fleet of hipster bars offering cut-price cans of PBR and adult entertainment (no, not that kind—think arcade games and pinball). Perched on the end of the H Street strip, the Argonaut is one of its better bar options, with a pretty, spacious terrace outside and regular themed nights (trivia’s on Wednesday, live bluegrass on Thursday). There are 12 draft beers on tap, including the excellent DC Brau, and sample flights of four are available. Thanks to its Metro-unfriendly location, the bar also tends to get less crowded and raucous than other H Street nightlife spots.
1433 H St NE
|Cross street:||between 14th and 15th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 5pm–2am, Thu 10am–2am, Fri–Sat 10am–3am, Sun 10am–2am|
|Transport:||Metro Center or Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro, then X2 bus|