1234 H Street, NE
Nearby Metro Stops: Union Station
Boxing gloves hang on the walls, and the Pug stands for “pugilist,” but this cozy H Street pub doesn’t rely on its wacky theme to attract customers. What keeps them coming back are the low-key atmosphere, friendly bartenders, and cheap beer. You can score deals such as $2 cans of National Bohemian, though the Pug makes a rule of not offering specials or happy-hour deals.