2315 18th St NW · interesting places nearby
Dan's Cafe information
Dan's dive is all the more grotty for its location: smack in the middle of the 18th St skimpy-skirt parade. Inside this barely-signed bar is dim lighting, old locals, J Crew-looking types slumming it and DIY flasks of whiskey, coke and a bucket of ice on sale for under $12(!). This is one of DC's great dives; the interior looks like the sort of place an evil Elks Club would have designed, all un-ironically old school 'art,' cheap paneling and dim lights barely illuminating the unapologetic slumminess. Cash only.