Great Bars 2013: Matchbox (Rockville)

Skip long waits (and strollers) in the dining rooms and snag a
table in the bar of this massive Matchbox outpost—spacious enough for
splitting plump mini-burgers or one of the wood-fired, thin-crust pizzas
topped with wild mushrooms and spicy salami or bacon-flecked shrimp. Start
with house infusions such as cucumber gin-and-tonic or watermelon-infused
vodka before moving on to the extensive list of brews and generous wine
pours designed to be paired with the pies. Insider tip: Fourteen seats
around the outdoor fire pit make a relaxing spot for sipping drinks before
dinner. Open daily.