JR's Bar & Grill

94% love it
DC's 17th Street icon
Great drink specials, campy videos, and friendly bartenders keep JR's packed with fun 7 days a week. If you're looking for a casual place for a drink, JR's is the place to go, right in the heart of the primary gay hood. This is the place to play "pin the tail on the closeted Republican Hill staffers."
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    • fun time
      I usually go there when I am in town, but I was there recently and it bartender seem to have a bit of an attitude. I do not mind showing my COVID card but the bartender should check everyone's when they come in & treat everyone the same. I had a mask on but others came in without mask & they were not questioned. They need to treat all the same if they want repeat business

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      kaizen Over a year ago

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    • cavalier
      cavalier Over a year ago

      DC landmark
      For good or bad, this is one of the few DC institutions that has stayed the same for the last 20+ years. Always a sleuth of pretty status queens, but it's hard not to like the 2-for-1 drink specials (does Happy Hour ever end?) and SHOWTUNE MONDAYS!

    • ChristianOBrien
      ChristianOBrien Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great Staff
      I have been going to Jr's since 1997 and it has always been a wonderful place to go. The staff is friendly and Jr's provides a good vibe to meet up with friends or make new ones. Chris O'Brien

    • David003
      David003 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Late night crowd I guess.
      Sort of empty. Hard to order a drink, even when no one was there. A guy kept saying the people don't show up until late, and it was 11:30!

    • DCJeep
      DCJeep Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great neighborhood bar
      Very friendly staff. Excellence crowd. The best drinks specials in town gay or str8. Sundays $3.00 rail and beer all day. Thursdays all you can drink. Best Showtunes on Monday nights!!!

    • sexydog22
      sexydog22 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great on Sunday afternoons
      Great inexpensive drinks and lots of hunks.

    • aes92975
      aes92975 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Still not sure about this place. It was once one of hottest spots in town. On a recent visit there were only 5 people in the whole place. 5 people at 11pm on a Saturday. Lame

    • jakesmydawg
      jakesmydawg Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Don't go alone
      Just moved here, been there several times. I am a decent looking dude too. The bartenders do not care who you are and it is not good to go alone. clicky and not a pick up bar at all. I would go back with friends but not alone. No place to sit so be prepared unless you want to sit alone on the upper deck where no one goes that I noticed.

    • postcub
      postcub Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great local bar. The young IT bar of DC
      Every city has THE bar to go to and JR's is DC's. Its a great place to have a drink and meet folks. It can get crowded. It draws a lot of young folks.

    • lexi.silva.jr
      lexi.silva.jr Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best place to take your close friends
      The bartenders are very entertained, you can talk to your friends and at the same time appreciate the music. Drinks are affordable.

    • pealsan
      pealsan Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Good for video lovers of all ages
      This is another decent bar in DC gay area, the main theme is music videos so if you like to drink, socialize a little (music is bit too loud to talk I felt so just smiling or winking at other guys might be better, ;-) hehee) while apreciating good music videos, this is a good place for you.

    • hotrodman88
      hotrodman88 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      nice drinking place
      pretty good place

    • MarcAnthony9999
      MarcAnthony9999 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      A must when visiting Washington...
      JR's is Washington DC's most popular local bar. Its a neighborhood staple and in the heart of Dupont Circle!

    • gwenluc
      gwenluc Over a year ago
      Hates it

      busy, loud, friendly
      Went there on a sunday evening, was pretty packed and great deal $2 vodka and beer, so of course we stayed the entire night :) some friendly people to chat to, popmusic on tvs quite loud, not a bad night!