Best Taste of D.C.-Lite on a Saturday

Avery’s Bar and Lounge
1370 H St. NE, (202) 525-2827
On a Saturday night, this narrow bar offers a taste of D.C.’s contradictions: a chill, dive-y atmosphere with optional bottle service and a DJ spinning everything from old-school to trap music accompanied by a live drummer. Everyone who RSVPs via Avery’s website gets in free before 11 p.m., but be sure to get there before it gets crowded to take advantage of the amazing rooftop with sweeping views of the city and the monuments. Plus, Avery himself is often in the building playing host. You might even hear a pocket groove or two played over your favorite songs.