Great Bars 2013: The Brixton
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75 Great Bars (2013)

The Brixton
Address: 901 U Street, Northwest, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-560-5045
Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw
Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Rowdy
Special Features:
Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups, Good Bar/Cocktails
Known for:
Beer Selection

Brothers Eric and Ian Hilton have a formula: Take an average concept such as a British pub—or wine bar (Dickson), barbecue joint (American Ice Co.), or bistro (Marvin)—style it to the nines, arm it with skilled bartenders, and let the crowds roll in. The tri-level Brixton is a bar for all seasons, with one of the best (and biggest) roof decks in town for temperate evenings and a Scottish-lodge-like second floor with a fireplace and a cozy couch—the perfect spot in winter. Insider tip: It’s a bar with a split personality: a packed weekend meat market (with some quality-control issues) and a laid-back weekday neighborhood place. We far prefer the latter. Open daily.

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