Bar Pilar

1833 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009


Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw, Logan Circle

Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, American, Breakfast

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Friday for dinner, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Accepted


Best Dishes:
Buttermilk fried chicken; rice and beans with pickled pork; frisee salad with a fried egg; veal-sweetbread piccata.

Price Details:
Small plates, $4 to $11.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible

Happy Hour Details:
Monday-Sunday 5:00pm-7:00pm 5:00pm-6:00pm: half-price draft beers 6:00pm-7:00pm: $1 off draft beers

Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

Cheap Eats 2012: Bar Pilar

Cheap Eats 2012

Hourlong waits are common at many of the no-reservations restaurants along DC’s 14th Street corridor. But things just got a bit easier at this exposed-brick grazer’s paradise—a new upstairs dining room has doubled its seating capacity. Chef Justin Bittner’s small-plates menu changes weekly and reads like a farmers-market shopping list—an early-spring dinner might include lemony grilled ramps, while late summer brings a lovely sauté of chanterelle mushrooms and sweet corn. Bittner is equally deft with anything porcine, whether lime-spritzed fried pig’s ears, slow-roasted pork shoulder, or a “bacon buddy” sandwich that should be prescribed for hangovers.

Also good: Roasted potatoes with malt aïoli; beet salad with citrus; mussels with white wine and shallots; fried chicken; buttermilk pie; Moscow Mule cocktail.