The Country Club is three levels of great. The bottom floor is packed with pool tables, skeeball and shuffleboard, while the upper floor contains its own minigolf course ($9 to play) done up to resemble a small-scale Washington. You putt-putt past a trio of Lego lobbyists, through Beltway traffic snarls and past a King Kong–clad Washington monument. A rooftop deck sits on top.

The whole vibe of the place just facilitates a relaxed atmosphere where it’s very easy to strike up conversations with locals – if you’re shy and new to town, we’d highly recommend joining the Country Club.