Originally Posted by shoreman1782
I've heard both sides of this argument, but the Dupont location loses just because the beer selection at the GTown location is so ridiculously good. Really, better than anywhere else. Don't give me the Brickskellar--they're always out of everything, and everything is bottled. The selection and care put into the beer at gtown paradiso is unparallelled in DC. The pizza is entirely secondary, to me.
I know, I know, beer snobs are just fat bored white guys, but still...
Also, abc, you need to get out of georgetown once in awhile.
A little old, but I just caught this post. If you're on U Street, try The Saloon, easily my favorite bar in DC. Great for conversation, friendly staff, decent pub-style food (try the turkey reuben), and completely without pretense aesthetically. Which is good, because it's a great place for beer snobs (they advertise on the menus that they don't serve martinis). Mostly a German selection, which is great, because everywhere else seems to be so Belgian heavy. The Urbock is their signature beer--one per customer, since it is so difficult to brew. Be warned, the bar closes for the month of August because the owner goes out of the country to build houses for Habitat for Humanity.
Another awesome bar further toward Adams-Morgan is Russia House, which is the only place I've ever been to that serves Baltika beer from St. Petersburg. #8 is a wheat that is a really fantastic summer drink. The food looked great there as well.