Dan's Cafe

$ • Dive Bar

2315 18th St NW, Washington
(202) 265-0299



Reviews for Dan's Cafe

There aren't as many dive bars in DC as other places I've lived so I was stoked to stumble into Dan's the other night but it was just a gimmick. Bartenders being a dick for absolutely no reason other than to try and fit into being a dive bar. Pool table was covered with a tarp to just use as a table for people to put drinks on. I don't care if the felt is shitty let me play pool. Liquor in squirt bottles again just for the gimmick to look like a dive. The patrons are a big part...read full review

This place is awful, like really really awful, but you're still going to come anyway. The bar is rundown, there's a bad smell, and the bartenders are about as grumpy as they come. Beers are reasonable at $3.50 and the bottles of liquor are ~$24. It's an interesting concept for sure but I imagine there are better bars elsewhere in DC with similar prices. This isn't one of those cool hip dives, it's essentially a truck stop bathroom turned into a bar.

One of the most unique and best small bars I have ever been to. For a little.over $20, they fill fill the squirt bottle with the liquor of your choosing, add a splash of whatever soda, juice, etc you want in it, and hand it over with shot glasses and the remaining juice or soda (to "cut" your shots so to speak). The bartender was awesome. No food, but there are plenty of nearby options and you can bring the food into the bar.

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Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 7PM - 2AM
Friday 7PM - 3AM
Saturday 7PM - 3AM
Sunday Closed

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