Best Combo Special

Bravo Bar
2917 Georgia Ave. NW, (202) 629-2583,
Photograph by Darrow Montgomery
In the past year, there has been a proliferation of no-frills drinking establishments that offer drink combos in addition to greasy, cheap food. Bloomingdale’s Showtime Lounge serves a tall boy and a shot for $5, albeit with no food options. Ivy and Coney, the dive inspired by Chicago and Detroit, offers two different styles of hot dogs for the reasonable price of $4. But these deals wither next to Bravo, the new neighborhood bar in Pleasant Plains. During happy hour, it’s possible to get a shot, a beer, and a hot dog for $6. Two of these are arguably enough for a meal and a pleasant buzz. D.C. has plenty of cocktails that are pushing the $15 range, so it’s refreshing to see bars go for the other spectrum. This deal is great for wallets and terrible for livers, just as it should be in any true dive