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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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.

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