Proving that DC is more than a city of suits and corporate offices, Comet Ping Pong offers a fun and festive counterpoint to most of the city's eateries. On offer are ping-pong tables, an industrial-chic interior and delicious pizzas cooked in a wood-burning oven. Reservations are not required.
Play a round on the tables while you wait for a seat, then feast on creative pizzas such as Smoky, which is topped with smoked bacon, Gouda and mushrooms. Wash it down with a draft from Atlas Brew Works. It’s popular with families in the early evening, but as the night progresses older kids – the 25- to 65-year-old crowd – take over. Bands take the stage from time to time.