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Permanently Closed - Acre 121

170 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Acre 121′s barroom and low country bistro brings the full flavor of southern barbecue to DC’s growing restaurant & bar scene. The coastal cuisine is complimented by weekly live music, which includes area artists performing a mix of traditional bluegrass, alt-country, and folk rock, among other genres, for a low country flavor with local fusion.

Acre 121 brings Southern food traditions, craft beers and cocktails, and an approachable wine list in an old-line Washington barroom just steps from the Columbia Heights Metro. Our pledge is to be an attribute to the community and to celebrate the unique events marked here. Welcome to the neighborhood!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Barbecue, Low Country, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Dinner Hours:
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Brunch Hours:
Saturday: 10:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 328-0121
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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We have casual barbeque menu for all size groups and have low country themed menu also available for takeout.
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Cross street
14th and Irving
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Parking details
Garage parking can be found at the Target garage at Hiatt Pl or Park Rd.
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Public transit
Acre 121 is conveniently located right off of the Columbia Heights Metro on the Green & Yellow Line in Washington, DC.
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Acre 121 features weekly live music, which includes area artists performing a mix of traditional bluegrass, alt-country, and folk rock, among other genres.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 170 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.7  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Matticus (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on April 27, 2017

We made a reservation and when we arrived no one was there to seat us. Once we finally were seated we were given menus and once we decided on what we wanted they came out to inform us the kitchen was closed. There were plenty of people still at the restaurant eating and others arrived after so don't understand why the kitchen was closed. Weird experience.

vipBostonian (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on April 23, 2017

I was lucky it was not crowded. Bartender was very friendly. I got my food quickly (even too quick) but oh well, it tasted great :)
Overall, great place to watch a game or hangout with friends.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 1, 2017

This place is great! It had live music and was perfect for a casual night out! Food was great too!

Chuck (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on March 31, 2017

Food was good, service was okay. Band that played the night we were there was not good - the vocals were way too loud.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on March 31, 2017

For a BBQ restaurant, the food was just okay. I wouldn't seek this place out in the future, but I must say the service was killer. There's better BBQ elsewhere, but if you're not going for that, definitely go for $5 drinks at happy hour and fried pickles.

vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
2.0  Dined on March 18, 2017

Generally unimpressed with the quality of the food. Service was iffy.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on March 12, 2017

So good. Go for brunch and get the cheese grits, they are amazing! The portion size will fill you up and leave plenty leftover.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on March 11, 2017

Food was excellent as always! The cheddar grits are my fav! The service left a lot to be desired. Typically the service is great so I hope this doesn't become a trend.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on March 3, 2017

I love this. Nice for gathering with friends, date night and good food. Also has awesome local musicians and artists performing on First Fridays

Keys (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 19, 2017

Too many negatives to list from the FOH- no Host and bartender was very rude!
Manger Danika saved the day by her pleasant deposition, good energy & can do spirit.
However, food and table service was up to par.

toyaC (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on February 19, 2017

The waitress and service was amazing. Went for Sunday brunch. The mimosas were a big hit, but the food there was bad. Looked great, but majority of my 14 party table left over half of the plate full. Chicken sandwich and shrimp n grits were the stars. Omlette had no taste, many items were burnt. Home fries were an epic fail.

James (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

Great service, nice staff! Food was very good.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2017

Several friends and I visited Acre 121 to listen to a friend and his band play. It was the first time for all of us. We all agreed we would come again. The dinner portions were huge! Everyone was talking about the Mac & Cheese (although I loved the sauteed spinach more). I'm not much of a drinker but one of the ladies at our table was drinking a hot cider with rum which smelled out of this world. No one in our group was disappointed by their food but there really was too much of it. Next time I would either share an entree or have an appetizer (and then maybe a dessert!). Service was a bit lacking. There appeared to only be one guy working all the tables. That being said he remained friendly and helpful once you could get his attention.

JayP (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2017

My friend and I really enjoyed hanging out here, catching up and watching the game. What stood out most was the quality of service. There was always someone to check on us to see how we were doing. I like the laid-back, yet attentive, style of the restaurant. You could come here to relax with a friend or bring family in for a dinner. When we left, the heated indoor patio area made us think that we could have had dinner in there. Take advantage of that spot when it's cold.

Lovlyg (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2017

I had the shrimp po boy sandwich, the taste was bland, the drinks were great and prices were great