Post Date: November 11, 2010
Located in the heart of the corporate section of downtown DC on the corner of 17th and L, Barcode Restaurant, Bar, Lounge is already creating quite a stir among all the DC Restaurants, DC Bars, and DC Lounges because of its unique nature. By day, its an upscale restaurant and bar perfect for a quick lunch or happy hour after work. By night, its a luxurious bar & lounge that’s great as a dinner and cocktails destination or just a place to get wine and cheese. Late at night, its a great place to lounge, hang out, and party in style.
Inside, you’ll find Marble bartops, Leather seats, 10 HD TVs, Heated outdoor patio, Hardwood accents, Glass walls, LED lighting, and candlelit tables. With the simple touch of a button, the entire venue changes color as thousands of LEDs throughout the walls, ceilings, and floors change colors, flooding the room with brilliant light in a dazzling display of technology. And yet even with all these refinements, cutting edge effects, and upscale amenities, its still a place where you can always find the big sports games on the TVs. Its a place you’ll have to see to believe.
What To Eat
The first thing you’ll notice when you see the barcode menu is that this is no ordinary bar menu. If you’re looking for something to snack on while watching the game or enjoying a few beers with coworkers, try the Avocado Dip with parmesan cheese, dry tomatoes, and fresh oven bread cracker or the Grilled Calamari with spicy olive oil, roasted garlic, and lemon. You could also go with a glass of wine and the Fontina Melted Cheese and Fresh Bread.
If you’re looking for a real meal, Barcode’s got you covered. Try the Beef Strip Loin or the Grilled Salmon. Both of which are delicately seasoned and flame grilled to perfection for an intense mouth watering flavor. The Pesto Pasta is also a great choice, lightly seasoned with basil, its a guaranteed hit. If you’re up for something simple, get the Barcode Pizza, made the way you like it in our real brick pizza oven from fresh dough made right here at Barcode.
Happy Hour at Barcode is also ridiculous, with Half Price Beer, Wine, and Rail Drinks, the place gets packed with nearby office workers looking to blow off some steam after a long day in the office. It runs daily from 4pm – 7pm, and has already become a staple in the neighborhood after only a few short weeks. There’s even a heated outdoor patio to sit back and enjoy with friends when the weather is nice.
There’s also late night entertainment with DJs and performers playing in the Lounge! Tuesdays feature Glow Presents: Saeed Younan, Thursdays feature the sounds of Chris Stiles, Fridays showcase DJ Saam, and Saturdays have DJ Kam. All the nightlife events are strictly 21+, no dress code, no cover charge. The best part about the late night events is that the Kitchen is open ’till 12am, which means you can drink, party, and dine late into the night!
Barcode is a pretty impressive spot. Where else in DC can you find a single venue that is a fantastic spot for a quick lunch, then a perfect happy hour bar, then a great dinner and cocktails destination, then a full-fledged bar and lounge? Only Barcode.
Open Daily: Noon – 2am (weekdays), 5pm – 3am (weekends)
Kitchen: Open ’till 12am
Happy Hour: 4pm – 7pm, Half off all beer, wines, and rail drinks.
Location: 1101 17th Street NW Washington DC (Entrance is on L street, next to the coffee shop)
Barcode: DC Restaurants, DC Lounges, DC Bars