A little off the beaten path for downtown visitors, Comet’s blistery thin-crust pizzas and warehouse chic vibe are worth the trip to upper Connecticut Avenue. A rousing game of table tennis is also a draw—the restaurant’s back room is home to several tables for ping pong. A kid-heavy crowd (watch out for flying ping pong balls) early in the evenings gives way to hipsters, artists and musicians (your server is probably at least one of those) as the night progresses. They all come for the wood-fired pizzas, with toppings like soft shell crab, smoked mozzarella and tangy sauce made from locally farmed tomatoes. Politics & Prose bookstore is nearby.
|Venue name:||Comet Ping Pong|
5037 Connecticut Avenue, NW
|Cross street:||Nebraska Avenue|
|Opening hours:||5–9pm Mon; 5–9.30pm Tue–Thur; 5–10.30pm Fri; 11.30am–10.30pm Sat; 11.30am–9pm Sun|
|Transport:||Van Ness-UDC Metro then L1, L2 bus|