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Local 16

$$ - $$$
U Street Corridor
American, Bar, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Pub
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1602 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-6210
+1 202-265-2828
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Mon - Tue 17:00 - 02:00
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Fairfax, Virginia
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155 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Came here for a friend's bachelorette brunch and despite the unlimited drinks for $27, I wasn't utterly impressed with this place. This is how they lure you in: $27 for unlimited mimosas, bellinis, bloody marys, and sangrias and one entree. All of this has to be done within 2 hours of your arrival and trust me, they do enforce that... More 

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Thank Iulia G
Cleveland, Ohio
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

I went here for brunch. First thing is first, they need to figure out their hours. Online it says they open at 11am on weekends, but the posted hours on the front door say they open at 10:30am. The place was packed, given its location. The waiter was great, sarcastic (in a positive way!), and funny. The drinks were pretty... More 

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Diamond Bar, California
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366 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

The good news: the place takes reservations and, if you are at brunch, you get the table for two hours. There is a large brunch menu for drink and food selections. The bad news: "Bottomless" for the drinks is true if you order mimosas; beer and Bloody Marys? not so much. The food is unremarkable. No substitutions. Minimal service. Not... More 

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Thank Tenighir
Fairfax County, Virginia
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118 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

I've been here several times, but most recently for brunch. This place is one of the many DC spots honoring the local tradition of bottomless brunch. I've been there a couple times and am never impressed. The food is good, not great and the portions are average. While the drinks are bottomless and delicious, the service doesn't keep them very... More 

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Thank Leah K
Silverhill, Alabama
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Delicious, tasty and recommended by Jamie at Windsor Inn. I had the pumpkin/onion bread, and eggplant appetizer.. excellent!

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Thank Riva F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

I've always been to Local 16 for the bar scene, but was surprised at how nice the place is for brunch. During the day you can really enjoy the murals, wildflowers, and decor. Plus its one of the best value for unlimited mimosas/ bloody marys. Note that if you have a large party they have a "cash only" rule, that... More 

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Thank PlsPassthePinot
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

I had heard that Local 16 was a great brunch spot as you really get bang for your buck - $23 brunch for one entree and bottomless drinks. Since it's a great price, I wasn't expecting the best brunch food I'd ever had but a fun day of drinking bellinis and mimosas with friends for a friend's birthday. There were... More 

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Thank Debra S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Delicious food and great service. The highlight was definitely the rooftop patio, with flower boxes as a buffer from the urban street below.

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Thank Vtfood4life
Raleigh, North Carolina
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115 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

I went here with a group of 10. This place is great. Bottomless drinks with an entree is 23 bucks. The food is good. My friends sweat by the chorizo here. Bottom line...if go again in a heartbeat and I'd tell you to go too! Get a reservation!

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Thank ATrainVB
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

I came here for brunch with some friends. We sat in the dining room near the bar, which was convenient because I was really interested in bottomless Bloody Marys. They were a bit watery like some others have said, but when there's an unlimited number of them it's not a big issue. The food itself was pretty good, I got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Bar, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1602 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-6210
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > U Street Corridor
  • Neighbourhood: U Street Corridor
  • Phone Number: +1 202-265-2828

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?