Great Bars 2013: Dickson Wine Bar
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Dickson Wine Bar
Address: 903 U St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-332-1779
Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, American
Opening Hours: Monday through Wednesday 6 to midnight, Thursday 6 to 2, Friday and Saturday 6 to 3, and Sunday 6 to midnight.
Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo, Shaw-Howard University
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes House-marinated olives; charcuterie and cheese plates; frisee salad with poached egg; bánh mì with rib eye or pork belly; fig-and-Gorgonzola and onion/crème fraîche flatbreads; French 75 and Brunswick daiquiri.
Price Details: Appetizers $7 to $14, sandwiches and flatbreads $9 to $13.
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Sunday 6 to 7 PM: $5 glass of sparkling fruit, Pinot Grigio and Brut Rose; $4 select beers; $10 meat and cheese platter
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

With poured-concrete floors, candlelight, and a wall of recycled wine bottles, this sleek space in a former art gallery manages to feel industrial and cozy at the same time. The wine list is diverse—Pinot Noir from Patagonia, Riesling from Germany, Chardonnay from Santa Barbara—and every selection is either organic or biodynamic. Come hungry if you want to try upmarket versions of Vietnamese bánh mì ($10 to $12); choose from pork belly, chicken, or rib eye. Insider tip: For good people-watching, grab a barstool along the third-floor railing—through large windows, you’ll be able to see the roof-deck revelers at Nellie’s and the U Street scene below. Open daily.

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