Great Bars 2011: Johnny’s Half Shell

“Preppy” is the watchword at this hot spot near Union Station where the byword is “seafood specialties and strong drinks.” The tiled floor, wicker chairs, and fishing theme give the bar a New England vibe. Senate staffers and lobbyists pack the place during happy hour (weekdays 4:30 to 7:30) for discounts on drinks, raw oysters, barbecue shrimp, gumbo, and Maryland crabcakes. Wash it all down with a hefty martini.

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