Great Bars 2013: Cork
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Cork
Address: 1720 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-265-2675
Neighborhood: Logan Circle
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, American
Opening Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 5 PM to midnight; Thursday through Saturday 5 PM to 1 AM; Sunday 11 AM to 10 PM. Closed Monday.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo, Dupont Circle
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Braised mustard greens with pork tenderloin; roasted Brussels sprouts; croque madame; a stew of chickpeas with saffron; French fries with house-made ketchup; crustless goat-cheese-cake quenelles.
Price Details: Small plates, $5 to $15.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Happy Hour Details:
5 to 7 PM
Happy Hour Days:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Sparkling wine and avocado toast: That’s what comes to mind when we think about bellying up to this 14th Street favorite, where a stylish crowd of neighborhood types jockeys for barstools on weekday evenings. Sparklers include reasonably priced and very sippable selections from Italy, France, and Spain. They all taste great with that aforementioned appetizer—thin-sliced avocado atop grilled bread drizzled with pistachio oil and sprinkled with toasted nuts. There are certainly more elaborate selections on chef Robert Weland’s stellar small-plates menu—but the toast is the one we can’t seem to forget. Insider tip: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5 to 7, the bar opens off-the-list bottles from the cellar—a chance to try some rare finds. Open Tuesday through Sunday.

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