This no-frills watering hole, which was founded in 1935, shows its age. But faithful customers keep coming back to the tattered bar for $3 cans of Natty Boh and $1 bags of potato chips. (Despite having “grill” in its name, not a morsel of food is cooked here.) A soul- and country-heavy jukebox sets the soundtrack for dates, catch-up sessions and the occasional conversation with a drifter. The bartenders can be a little rough around the edges, but keep the cash flowing (credit cards are not accepted), and they’ll warm up.
|Venue name:||The Raven Grill|
3125 Mt. Pleasant St NW
|Cross street:||between Irving and Kenyon Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 4pm–1:30am; Fri–Sat 2pm–2:30am|
|Transport:||Columbia Heights Metro|