Red Derby

Bars, Rooftop bars Columbia Heights
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 (Photograph: Ann-Marie VanTassell)
Photograph: Ann-Marie VanTassell
Red Derby
 (Photograph: Ann-Marie VanTassell)
Photograph: Ann-Marie VanTassell
Red Derby

A word to the plastic-dependent: Red Derby is cash only. That minor annoyance aside, the upper Columbia Heights bar has everything a neighborhood watering hole should: a no-frills bar with a collection of well-loved board games, pool tables and a spacious roof deck strung with café lights. Beer prices are so reasonable—$2 Natty Bohs, $3 PBR’s and a $6 Bud and shot combo—they’ll make you do a spit-take.


Venue name: Red Derby
Address: 3718 14th St NW
Washington, DC

Cross street: at Quincy St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 5pm–2am, Fri 5pm–3am, Sat 11am–3am, Sun 11am–2am
Transport: Columbia Heights Metro
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Amy Cavanaugh

One of DC's best low-key bars, Red Derby serves cheap canned beer (and cheap canned Champagne) and great fries and has terrific outdoor spaces.

Carrol T

wow! How is this place so far down the list? One of the best bars in the city if not THE best..