Dan's Cafe

entertainment-nightlife / Other

Dan's Cafe information

Location
Washington, DC , USA
Address
2315 18th St NW
Getting there
Metro: Woodley Park
Opening hours
7pm-2am Tue-Thu, to 3am Fri & Sat
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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.