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Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 6 times today


635 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Happy Hour
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
'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.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, American, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:00am, Friday: 11:30am - 3:00am, Saturday: 5:00pm - 3:00am
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Phone number
(202) 955-9001
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Giovanni Orellana
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Cross street
Entrance on L Street
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Parking details
Valet Parking Available
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Public transit
Farragut North and Farragut West
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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
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

Private Dining

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

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What 635 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined a day ago

Food is decent and service was very good. We had one issue with a dish we ordered and they took care of us right away. The waiter was very charming and continued to fill our drink glasses.

vipCharlieL (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

This restaurant is not for the 55+ crowd. It is designed for a younger crowd with TVs ringing the bar and dining room. The music was techno-rock. However, the food was excellent.
Since, a dining experience for most is a total experience, I would avoid this unless you are young, like techno music, in an energetic atmosphere, and with good daily bargains.

Again, the food was excellent and the staff was good as well.

vipJill (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Barcode is dependably loud - always. Having said that, the food is excellent - and the Happy Hour cannot be beat. The Thai curry mussels are absolutely dreamy.

vipChucksangel19 (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The wait staff was not very attentive or hospitable. The prices are rather high for the food quality. Happy hour specials are a joke. Appetizers cost as much as an entree. My burger had an odd flavor; didn’t finish it. I told the waiter and he didn’t offer to see if I’d like anything different and still charged me for the lackluster burger. The seven wings that you get for $14 was the best part of our food choices that night. The restrooms need some love. Having said all that, it’s a nice spot to unwind, albeit a little noisy, and the drinks despite the bad specials are pretty good. For me to score this place higher than a three—the wait staff needs a little more customer relations training and the food quality needs to match the price; right now it doesn’t.

JasB (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

They had great service, and the food was amazing! I will definitely go back again for dinner!

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Great food & service!

vipTopsy (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

Great restaurant after work or anytime. We were there on a cold wintery night and it really met the need for a warm meal!

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

The food is always great and the servers are very cordial. However the food takes an extremely long time to be delivered. It is not a good spot for a lunch hour but great for after work happy hour when time is not a concern.

vipKD007 (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

The women's restroom was disgusting. The service and food were just okay. I wouldn't go back.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

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