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About Barcode

'To those of us who work a few blocks away, the opening of Barcode, in the former Fourth Estate Grille space near 17th and L streets NW, qualifies as big, huge, stop-the-presses news (at least as far as our happy hour options are concerned). Gone is the casual bar-and-grill vibe of the old place; in its place comes LED lighting, brushed steel surfaces, dark-wood paneling, lounge seating and communal banquettes. A set of turntables stand by the front door, as if waiting for a passing DJ to set them in motion. It makes sense to see them, because the bar is run by the DC Hospitality Group, which also oversees Lima and UltraBar.' - Washington Post. Come enjoy an after work drink, stay for dinner and enjoy the scene.

1101 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:00am, Friday: 11:30am - 3:00am, Saturday: 5:00pm - 3:00am

Cross Street:
Entrance on L Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 955-9001

Website:
http://www.barcodedc.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking Available

Public Transit:
Farragut North and Farragut West

Executive Chef:
Giovanni Orellana

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3-7pm | All Beer, Wines and Rail Drinks %50 Off
Mondays | Happy Hour Extended
Tuesdays | Bottles of Wine %50 OFF

Private Dining

Barcode is available for private functions, association parties, private dining, fundraisers & other special events.

Barcode Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Happy Hour (14)
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Good for a Date (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Fun (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cozy (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Business Meals (4)
Great Beer (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Live Sports (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vegan (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Tapas (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Kevin was an awesome waiter. Food was great service great. Thank you

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

My friend and I drove from out of town to enjoy a night here. We called 2 hours prior to reserve a table and was told that we could not reserve after 10pm because there was an event going on there but she said that we were still welcomed there. 5 minuets after arriving and paying a cover charge, we both noticed that the place was full of individuals of the same gender. This sparked a concern for us so we asked one of the workers what type of event it was and he replied in a laughing manner “it’s a gay event”. No shade to the LGBTQ community but as two single women, a gay event was the least of our expectations. You would have thought that the young lady on the phone would have considered explaining exactly what type of event it was or even the bouncer could have said “Ladies are you aware of the type of event this is?”.. NOPE, there was no consideration at all. They just took our money and let us be bamboozled. After asking for a refund of our cover charge and our drinks that we were unable to finish, they told us no we could not have a refund. We were so annoyed smh. I am giving this establishment a bad review because there just was no consideration at all and they did not assure us that this would not happen again. All we wanted was to enjoy good food, drinks and music smh.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Barcode is always the go-to place in the area for a quick lunch bite with friends. It's consistent food, the service is great (my glass is never less than half full) and the service is prompt.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Nice casual dining experience - food was surprisingly good (steamed mussels in wine particularly delicious)! Beer & wine at reasonable prices! Lobster role was very good - they claim to get fresh seafood daily and it tasted like it! Overall nice experience - not too flashy but good stuff,

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Love this place. Great staff and great food. One of my favorite restaurants in DC.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was a mix up with the table, but the food was Bomb. Worth $40, unlike a lot of these "brunches".

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Nice, a little too loud

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This is one of my favorite spot for brunch and dinner. Food is always good, great ambience and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a great server and we shared an appetizer of grilled calamari which was great. We also shared mussels and a pizza which were also really delicious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent place to relax and enjoy a wonderful meal

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I do not like giving bad review especially since I should have sent the food back. But other than the food the restaurant was great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Always great food and atmosphere at BarCode. Thanks Moussa for always being a great host and server! WIll definitely be back cause you're only a block from me. My go-to restaurant any day of the week.

Valerie (and Annie)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food was good. Service was so-so. Restrooms need some TLS - rusted toilet paper holders didn’t help.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great Experiance! I love the customer service and great value with food! Used Groupon and it worked perfectly! My boyfriend enjoyed his birthday Dinner! We coming back again soon!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The service and food were unforgettable. Definitely a highlight to our D.C. Trip. Will make sure to stop by again next time we're in the area! The Chicken & Waffles and the Chocolate Lava Cake were a hit!

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Had a nice experience. Ventured here to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday. He was pleased too.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Live Music, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Coffee wasn't fresh but the food was amazing! I had chicken with waffles, my friend had the salmon and for dessert the chocolate cake (worth the 15min wait). The Spinach dip with pita bread was also delicious!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great night out. The meal was very good. Blackened organic chicken and fit mignon tipped pasta and chocolate lava cake. Excellent. Good service. The manager, Ashley, was very helpful.

Tags: Casual, Organic, Healthy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 4, 2017

This is a great Happy Hour spot also the food was Fantastic! Bought a Groupon otherwise would never have found this great place!
The Lovster Roll was the best I have EVER had!

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Quick Bite, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

There was a long wait for our food but that did give us time to catch up. Food was very delicious, prices might be a little over for the amount. Very nice waitress.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Barcode is a nice place to stop after work to enjoy a bite to eat and a few drinks. The room itself is not comfortable, but it is what it is. They have great happy hour specials which is why it is busy from 5 to 7. Although a bit loud, it is a nice place to meet friends and gather.

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Very nice place. Happy Hour is very reasonable for drinks but food is a bit expensive.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2017

This was first time and I will be going back. The food was very good and the building was elegant. Great place to go!

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

None of the food we ordered was that great. Even ordered a non alcoholic drink which was blah

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Host ignored our party when we arrived, then looked visibly annoyed when we mentioned that we had a reservation. Appetizers (sampling of spreads with pita) were close to inedible. Rest of the food passable.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great food and service. Just be aware that at night it becomes a club like atmosphere so not appropriate for families.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 13, 2017

easy to get to right in the heart of downtown DC. friendly staff .

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The food was exceptional with a nice atmosphere. My husband and I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Casual, Live Sports, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Me and my wife celebrated our anniversary. We really enjoyed one a nother at Barcode great!!!!! atmosphere the service was fast and professional. We put in a order to go and forgot and left, we got a block away and realize that we left the food. As we turned to head back we seen the waitress coming out with our food looking for us. Wow!!!!!! Awesomeness!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great Beer
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 7, 2017

It is surprising how good the food was for this type of restaurant/bar. It appears to be just bar food but is really much more. We were the oldest people in there by at least 30-40 years. The place seems to be the go to for 20 and 30 somethings. It was extremely loud and just a jumping happy hour scene.

Our server, Mousa, was a delightful guy. He knew the menu very well and was very helpful. Our food arrived quickly and was well prepared. The Avocado salad was excellent and we enjoyed the Spinach Artichoke dip for starters. We ordered the Steak Frites and the Nicoise Salad. Both were delicious and served just as requested. People around us had ordered pizza (1/2 price pizza nite) and they looked like we need to make a trip back to try them. Thanks, Mousa for making our evening even better.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

The food was eh. The appetizers were better than the food itself. Just wasnt what we expected. We made a reservation with our groupon. It would prob be good to go out for a drink but not for dinner.

Tags: Late-night Find, Live Sports, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It took way to long for the food, were were in the restaurant for 3 hours.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

It was very loud with a dj at 5pm. I was definitely not expecting that much noise. The server was not very attentive either.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Service was very seldom but friendly. Appetizer - portabello flat bread - was good and got our hopes up. Meals were filet mignon tips in pasta and steak fajitas. They were not enjoyable. My wife observed the steak tips were cooked well done. Left unhappy.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Stopped in here while in DC for a business trip with my wife and daughter. The place was nice, food was good and our service was good as well. They have a great Happy Hour that spans a lot longer than most places I have been to. I would definitely return.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great spot for a weekday lunch date! Location was super convenient for a downtown meetup spot plus the food/service were lovely. Took advantage of their restaurant week options and was not disappointed.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Afternoon Tea
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great food as always. Great server! Will be back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Terrific food and perfect for casual meal with coworkers and friends

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Generally the service was fantastic and happy hour specials are grand! However the food was just okX the calamari appetizer was quite good but I thought there was a little something missing with the chicken and waffles. Maybe the batter on the fry was too heavy? Also French tips pasta tasted like airline food. The sauce was very unremarkable. Great waitress though! Would recommend for happyhour.
The bathrooms need to be cleaned and upgraded.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

This place makes a horrible first impression. The entrance is hidden by very worn outdoor furniture and umbrellas and unrecognizable from the welcome entrance pictured on its website. The inside is no better: torn and tattered leather seating, huge chunks of drywall missing in places, and overall drab interior. It clearly shows a lack of interest on the part of ownership and management. As you ponder the menu, it makes you wonder what the kitchen looks like and if the same lack of interest will be present in your dish. The server was also mediocre; barely seen throughout our service. Fortunately, the food is good. I had a seafood pasta that tasted delicious. However I don't know that I'll be back. I'm just too afraid that the same attitude toward the decor and ambiance holds true for the kitchen, food safety and prep.

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