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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

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Happy Hour (14)
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Good for Groups (10)
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Bar Seating (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Fun (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Cozy (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
People Watching (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Great Beer (4)
Business Meals (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Live Sports (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Healthy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Music (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Nice for lunch with friends. Food is really good and well prepared. Well above bar food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

It was my boyfriend's birthday. He was very surprised when we stepped inside. The spinach and artichoke dip was LOVE! The music was awesome. We loved it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

So I was on a vacation with my friends and we used a Groupon for $120 of food for 6 people. We get sat by the hostess at a very long booth that is open at both ends. She's asks if it is fine if she seats 2 more people at the end of the booth. We said that was fine however, she then sat 4 people at the end of the table who made it very squished and never brought out more place setting for us since the other people took 4 of ours. Our waiter comes and takes our order and gives us water. He never told us his name and rarely came back to check on us or refil our water. Since we didn't know our waiters name we couldn't even ask another waiter to go find ours. The whole place was extremely loud. We went at 7pm and the bar was filled and they had a live DJ which was extremely annoying during eating dinner because I had to yell across the table to talk. Our whole dinner came out to 98$ so we wanted to use the last $22 on desserts. When re waiter finally came back and saw that we were done he assumed we wanted the check and I said no we still have $22 I want order dessert. So then he said what do you want, and didn't even ask if we wanted to see the menu again. The dessert and all the foods were good. We got the check and we saw that the waiter added a 20% tip to the total of the bill. He did not deserve a 20% tip and on the menu it said a suggested tip will be added to the bill for 6 or more people. Since it said suggested, and not mandatory, we left a 10% tip because the service was not good and we left. The waiter then chased us down the street, I have never had a waiter chase me because of a tip. He said that we didn't leave a 20% tip and we told him no we didn't because the service was not worth a 20% tip. He made us come inside and talk to the manager and he told the manager that we shorted the bill. We did not short the bill we paid for our food we just didn't leave a 20% tip like he wanted. We explained everything that I typed above to the manager and we left.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Went to celebrate a birthday with dinner. Restaurant turned out to be a happy hour mecca. Lots of noise. Not suited for the average dinner discussion.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Great Monday night specials, lively happy hour bar scene. Excellent cheese burger and mussels.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The food and layout of Bar Code was great! The bartender makes a mean version of a "Dark and Stormy" that's on point. I really liked the live music they provided when the DJ wasn't on. It is on the pricey side, but since it was our first time there we used a Groupon and that offset the cost. The DJ was decent, but played the music so loud that you had to yell to talk to the person next to you. I would return, but NEVER when they are having a private event. All in all a good spot.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Late-night Find, Live Music, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 23, 2017

It was a good dinner for two young men and their parents. Filet tips and pasta probably won the evening vote. But the side of wild mushrooms was delicious and a lot!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 10, 2017

A vibrant city scene - go early if you want a patio seating.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Always enjoyable ! A consistent, reliable pleasure.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Amazing value for the food!
The mussels were the best I've ever had! Also had chicken+waffles, steak, and pizza. All were amazing!! The service was great, and the ambience was amazing.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great food, service and live music what more can you ask for.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The food was good. My favorite was the salmon, it was grilled, but tasted like it was on an open grill, very tasty. We were happy they had a healthy delicious dessert of Greek frozen yogurt and berries. It was a great end to our meal. Service was very good too. The only disappointment was that we went there to eat and then go dancing. But they'd decided to cancel their dancing that night. It said on the website there was dancing that night, so it was a bit misleading. Be aware it is like fancy bar dining, with TVS around and is a bit loud. Not suitable for a romantic dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Food was delicious with courteous and attentive waitstaff. Great atmosphere!

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 18, 2017

The food here is reliable and good. There's always a lot of energy still having a conversation can be hard will elevating your voice a little.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Overall it is a nice restaurant, modern, clean, pleasant. The food is also very good and the beer and wine list are excellent. We went for lunch with a friend who is living abroad, we were altogether 4 people. Service was extremely slow and the noise level at the height of movement was very high. I would definitely recommend Barcode but with the remarks above.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The music was too loud for dining. We were put in an area that was crowded and people were to close to our table. Thus, we ordered appetizers and not diner. Also, we're there on a Saturday during happy hour, but we're told that it does not apply on this particular Saturday.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 14, 2017

I don't know if someone was missing bit service was not great at all. It took a very long time for someone to take our order as well as for food to arrive. The server hardly checked in on our party and, after waiting a very long time, I had to get up to receive my own check. Maybe Friday night is not good for dining because neither my guests or I had a good experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 12, 2017

I really like this place! It's very close to Farragut Square, so taking the metro there is convenient. The pizzas are delicious (as is the rest of the food), and they have quite the beer/wine/cocktail list! I love their outdoor seating area, and on a nice day after work, it's packed, so you know this place is popular! My only complaint would be that the service can be slow because it's so busy. And here's a tip: they offer a very good Groupon deal, so buy that first to really get your money's worth!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 5, 2017

THE FOOD AND THE SERVICE AND THE DRINKS WERE REALLY GOOD...I WOULD DEFINITELY GO AGAIN

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 3, 2017

We were in washington dc for a couple days. Found this place through groupon. Food was good. Mussels were delicious. Good friendly service. Music was nice. We went on a Monday at 4pm and the place was almost empty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Barcode is a great place with no pretense and really delicious food. The menu is broad and offers something for everyone. The quality of the food is far superior to the comfort of the room, which is quite open and loud, as it is primarily a bar & club. Should you choose to visit during dinner hour, you will be impressed with the experience.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 28, 2017

This was a pretty good restaurant. They have a bit of outdoor seating, which is why we decided to give it a try. It had an energetic vibe. The happy hour prices were good and the food was really worth the prices. I would recommend going to check it out, as long as you're not looking for a quiet, low-key kind of place.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 25, 2017

The food and service was amazing, the only downside being that it was so loud that it was difficult to have a conversation to the person next to you.

Tags: Live Music, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great food but be prepared for loud! Live music and nothing on the walls to absorb the sound!I couldn't wait to get out of there as my ears hurt by the end of dinner. When the band ( which were pretty good jazz band ) took a break I could finally get some relief then they came back and we paid the bill and left

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 20, 2017

My first time trying Brussel Sprouts grill & sautéed. EXCELLENT!!! Chicken & waffle plate HUGE!! Salad with strawberries & pecans looked great on my brothers plate. Great restaurant!!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Barcode is more of a bar than a restaurant, but the food was pleasantly delicious. From the Hummus, Avocada Dip and Tzatziki Sauce appetizer with pita bread to the chicken and waffles and the Beef tenderloin and fettuccine with a red wine reduction sauce, sweet peppers and spinach, it was all very good. The craft drinks were also equally satisfying.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on March 14, 2017

We were in DC for trip and planned to eat at Bar Code. We made a reservation for Tuesday night, March 14th. We got a confirmation email that our reservation was accepted. We arrive there only to find them close. We tried to call to find out why they were closed and got no answer. Needless to say, we were angry!! Why couldn't someone call us since we had a reservation? Poor business practice.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Made a reservation for dinner at Barcode, only to show up at the restaurant and find it to be closed. There had been snow during the day, but neither the website or Twitter page mentioned the closing. We were left without a reservation, scrambling to find a place to eat before a show. I emailed the restaurant but have since received no response.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Food was good, just not our kind of place. It is more of a bar scene.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 4, 2017

It's VERY loud inside so don't expect to have any lasting conversation; probably not best place for a date. However, the food is pretty solid. Favorites are the pancetta mac and cheese, wings, and the Greek yogurt w. berries. Great for HH during the week.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Always a great spot for lunch. Great service and attention to the clients needs.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 28, 2017

It was HORRIBLE. The music was so LOUD I had to shout at the host that we had a reservation. He shouted back but I could not hear his response. My nerves were shot just by 10 seconds of standing in the doorway. I took my family and left. It would have been a nightmare to try to have dinner with that much noise going on. Ear splitting decibel level. HORRIBLE.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Great food!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Terrible service. The food was mediocre at best. It was like the restaurant was trying to be a club and serve food at the same time. I do not recommend for anything.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 24, 2017

I repeatedly return to Bar-Code for lunch. That says it all.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Aside from the noise we really enjoy this restaurant. The prices are reasonable. The service is very good. The lamb chop "lollipops" were cooked perfectly; tender and delicious. The grilled salmon was very good with a bit of balsamic sweetness. The Parmesan mussels were very small but the sauce with the crispy bread was excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 22, 2017

I live in the Midwest so am not familiar with DC eateries but was meeting a friend for dinner there. My friend wanted a restaurant in that neighborhood so I researched on Trip Advisor and Yelp, which listed great reviews for Barcode (inc., Washington Post: Best Place for Happy Hour), and to my delight, I found a Groupon to try it. Easy to make online reservation. Great food, attentive service. Very happy!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Just all round good. Love the food but just wanted more of a craft beer selection.
The service was excellent all though we went on a Monday night can't imagine how crazy this place is on Friday or Saturday.
Tried to book a table on the Friday night best they could was Monday.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I booked a table for Valentine's Day dinner. Barcode offered a Valentine's Day special online but failed to mention when I booked that they were only serving the Valentine's special and nothing else. So, when we got to the restaurant we were disappointed to find out that all they were serving that night was a seafood dinner. Well, my date does not eat seafood and they were unwilling to offer any other courses. We were forced (not physically of course) to leave the restaurant and find somewhere else to go. The next problem is that it was Valentine's night so there was nowhere else to go. Everything was booked! This was extremely unprofessional and very disappointing for us. They ruined our Valentine's day dinner! They could have at least apologized to us at the time. I will not be revisiting or recommending Barcode to anyone.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

All was great, only thing I would have loved is that the waiter would ask me how I'd like my meat on my sliders. It was way too cooked for my taste. Other than that everyone enjoyed their meals and drinks!
Service was superb! I am definitely coming back :)

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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