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Dan's Cafe
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Today 7:00 pm – 3:00 am
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2315 18th St NW Washington, DC 20009
2315 18th Street NorthwestUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20009
(202) 265-0299
$BarToday 7:00 pm – 3:00 am
Monday ClosedTuesday 7:00 pm – 2:00 amWednesday 7:00 pm – 2:00 amThursday 7:00 pm – 2:00 amFriday 7:00 pm – 3:00 amSaturday 7:00 pm – 3:00 amSunday Closed
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Patrons mix their own drinks using squeeze bottles of booze & mixers at this cash-only dive bar.- Google
"Dan's is, like all dive bars, a casual place."
3 reviewers
"Communal seating with a couple booths, cheap liquor and fun."
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Alison Curtis
3 months ago
Dan's Cafe isn't a place that you just stumble into... it's a place you go to get your drink on. It's certainly an old school dive bar in every sense of the term. Just make sure you avoid it anytime after 9pm because it becomes a crowded hot box.
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Jon
10 months ago
Very unique. Very. Def a dive too. Smells lke sweat. It's the whole experience.
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Tara Crum
a year ago
Great place for cheap drinks in the city. Gross hole in the wall, so if you can handle it, it's a good spot!
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Cole Smothers
2 years ago
Effing legit
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Camilla Peterson
11 months ago
THE dive bar in DC. Worth going if only for the novelty of the drinks being served in squeezy ketchup bottles. Don't expect high quality. We couldn't actually taste the difference between their tequila and vodka - and there were several of us trying to work out which it was. Don't bother dressing up unless you want to feel out of place. Dan's is, like all dive bars, a casual place. FYI: it is in an unmarked door (no sign) so make sure you know where you are going.
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Scott Grindrod
2 years ago
I love this place. This is where you go for serious drinking, it's a great dive bar. Communal seating with a couple booths, cheap liquor and fun. First off, this is cash only, so come prepared. Second, pee before you get there, you're going to want to be drunk before using the bathroom. The drinks, when you order a rum and coke, they pour a small bottle of rum into a glass, stick it into an ice bucket with a couple cans of coke and give you some glasses. What more can you ask for. I also highly recommend the shooters, or should I say squeeze bottles. Order any kind of shot like a kamikaze and you can get it in made up in a squeeze bottle like an old ketchup bottle with a couple of shot glasses. Again, I love this place, just write down where you live on a piece of paper first, you might not remember at the end of the night.
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Kyle Ogilvie
a month ago
Haven't been here in a while
A Google User
3 years ago
A quintessential dive bar, cheap, busy, a great crowd and a hidden gem in a street with so much going on.