Best Bars With Heated Patios In DC

November 29, 2012 6:00 AM


Just because you’ve traded T-shirts and shorts for sweaters doesn’t mean you must banish bars and nightclubs from your social life, or that it’s time to bundle up like that kid from “A Christmas Story.” Check out these D.C. area bars with heated patios, and turn up the heat on your regular Saturday night plans. 
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Union Pub

201 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 546-7200

Known for having the largest heated patio this side of Capitol Hill, Union Pub is the perfect place to catch the game or chill with friends. The full-service pub features more than 30 handcrafted beers, traditional American fare including buffalo wings and pizza, plus bottomless brunch during the weekend. Watch your favorite sport on more than 25 flat screen televisions, or test your smarts every Tuesday night at Quizzo, a popular pub trivia game. Union Pub also features daily food and drink specials, including $3 tacos on Monday nights and $12 Bud Light buckets on Saturdays and Sundays.

1101 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 955-9001

For a swanky night out on the town, head on over to Barcode where you’ll find Brazilian furnishings, white marble walls and sliding-glass doors. Lounge around with friends among the luxuriously large booths or head outside and enjoy the comfort of its large heated patio. The restaurant and bar also offers delicious meals, including lobster sliders and filet mignon tips, high-definition televisions and a roomy dance floor. Stop by Tuesday nights and enjoy half off bottles of wine and the area’s best DJs as they spin the hottest dance tunes. Other events featured at Barcode include international Thursdays and Saturday fight nights.

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3116 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-4733

From its bold colors to its Spanish-inspired decor, Bodega is unlike any other Spanish-style tapas restaurant. Sip on sangria as you enjoy tasty meals, such as the uber-popular paella, stuffed piquillo peppers and seared tuna hot tapas. The restaurant also features an outdoor heated patio with a beautiful fountain, lounge area, full-service bar with an extensive wine list and live entertainment including flamenco dancers who who perform for free every Thursday night. Bodega also offers daily happy-hour specials, late-night dining and a tasty weekend brunch.

Penn Quarter Sports Tavern
639 Indiana Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 347-6666

You don’t necessarily have to be a sports fan to enjoy the awesomeness that is Penn Quarter Sports Tavern. The two-story establishment features a full-service bar on each level, an enclosed heated patio and a sidewalk cafe. For all of you sports fans, Penn Quarter Sports Tavern also features 17 state-of-the-art flat screen televisions, three of which are found on the heated patio. Nosh on unique menu items, such as the sunny side up burger, and enjoy happy hour drink specials. Penn Quarter Sports Tavern also offers game-day specials, including free wings and beer.

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Capitol Lounge
231 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 547-2098

If you’re looking for a bar that’s a bit more laid back, pay a visit to the Capitol Lounge. The two-level restaurant and bar features pool tables and shuffleboard as well as comfy booths and a large lounge area in the basement, plus two full-service bars, flat-screen televisions and an internet jukebox in the main level. Enjoy daily food specials, including 25-cent wings on Tuesdays and $2 sliders on Thursdays. Known as the hottest happy hour spot among Capitol Hill staffers, the Capitol Lounge also features an outdoor covered heated patio.

Susan Diranian is a freelance writer living in Ashburn, VA. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at