Birch & Barley

in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

The menu of modern comfort foods focuses on fresh pastas, flatbreads and mains like short rib with mashed potatoes, all of which pairs with the enormous beer list. The weekend's 'boozy brunch' draws crowds by adding bottomless cups of coffee and two mind-altering cocktails to one's main dish for an extra $15.

If it's crowded, try heading to the upstairs bar Churchkey, which serves pretty much the same menu.