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The 25 Best Bars in D.C. Right Now

16. The Capitol Lounge

Address: 229 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Website: capitolloungedc.com

Before you pull that trigger of hate, appreciate how the Capitol Lounge caters to everyone. You can hear Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney's "The Girl Is Mine" (or really, anything you want) on the jukebox in the Kennedy room, then dance your ass off to Lady Gaga (if that's your thing) next door in the Nixon room.

The bar is also deceptively large; if upstairs isn't your thing, take that trip downstairs to the Loser's Lounge for some pool. Self-awareness is the Capitol Lounge's biggest strengthhell, it bills itself as "The Bar Everyone Can Agree On." Whether you're the diviest of dive bar divers, a Hill staffer or just someone who loves jukeboxes stocked with classics and $1 tacos, you can thrive here. While we're on the subject of food, they have great specials on grub and liquor daily; just pick a day and you're bound to score a deal. The staff is also very friendly, something that makes you want to keep coming back.

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