Barkhaus

4.9
42 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
Great Beer
DC Metro's first ever dog friendly bar and restaurant featuring an off-leash indoor and outdoor dog park.

Guests attending with their dogs must create an account prior to visiting, see our website for more info.

Support Barkhaus during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 42 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.7
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with our dog

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Shannon
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dog lovers paradise. Highly recommend for drinkers and non drinkers alike.

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RachelP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pet-friendly place for happy hour or a quick bite. Limited menu, but there is something for everyone and each plate we tried was delicious. Our dog enjoyed the open areas! Better for small/medium dogs when it is crowded as bigger breeds may find it a little snug.

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vipLindseyS
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this place! Where else can you sit INSIDE with your dog and eat? The food is really good, they have local beer (wine as well) and great outdoor space as well.

Barkhaus
Responded on March 24, 2021

Appreciate the support, Lindsey! Glad you were able to enjoy everything including the steak tacos! Hope to see you soon!

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SaraAndWaffles
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so happy Barkhaus is in the neighborhood! My pup had a great time here and so did we! Great food, great drinks (their hot cider is amazing), and great company. The staff is super friendly.

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PattyG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for beer and quick bite. Pup area is a bit small, but my pup had a great time.

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Ryan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

5 stars for the concept, staff, cleanliness, and the IPA I had.

4 stars for the food - would have given 5 stars but both beef orders (the burger and steak tacos) were taken during the order to be med and med-rare - but came out med-well and well). Still very good though.

Went during Happy Hour and it was a good blend of nice people and friendly dogs. Not a big place so I can’t speak for what it’s like when it gets “busy” since I got there early - but overall I was very pleased and will definitely return!

Already told three other dog owners about it!

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Kaylynn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really like this place. It is a great place to have some food and hang out with your dog and friends. The service is always great. Absolutely no complaints and all praises for this place.

Barkhaus
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting! Hope to see you soon

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vipJamz
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Cute concept. Tiny place. We had the burger. Over cooked. Too much vinegar in the onions. Meh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to take your date and pooch! Love being able to spend time with my pooch, drink and dine while spending time with other dog lovers. 2 paws up!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a fun and enjoyable experience bringing our pup!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience. Was so happy to finally have a place to bring my dog to play while we eat. I wish there were more places like this!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is a required registration for entry with a dog, which at first glance seems like a lot. And then one can begin to understand the logic on the defensive practice that they must be in. Aside from that, it’s a great place. The atmosphere is great. The food is great. The IPA, milk stout and caramel macchiato stout were delicious! There is a sweet potato chip dip- That’s divine. Also, my dog had a great time and she played with another dog really well, which exhausted her and I didn’t have to take her for an evening walk. Score! There are a lot of locals meeting up with other local dogs. This place is doing well despite Covid. Overall great fun!

Barkhaus
Responded on January 31, 2021

We really appreciate the support! We're also extremely grateful for the level of understanding we've received from the community. Our goal is to provide a place where everyone can easily meet and come together and everyone knows dogs make the perfect ice breakers. Thank you for supporting our new small business during these difficult times!

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KyleC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to take your dog and get some good food.

Barkhaus
Responded on January 19, 2021

Thanks so much for visiting! Hope to see you again soon!

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KellyW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place with a great atmosphere. Would love to visit again

Barkhaus
Responded on January 19, 2021

We would love to have you! Glad you enjoyed everything.

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DeeDee
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great doggy activities! We can't wait to go back!

Barkhaus
Responded on January 19, 2021

Appreciate the support during these unprecedented times!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere ! Staff was very friendly. Awesome concept!

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Kris
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Terrific experience! Decent food. AMAZING staff!!! Love, love, love!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun environment! Friendly staff, great food!

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DodDag
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The steak tacos and Christmas card station are a must!

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DogMom
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dogs and beer - doesn't get much better than that. :)

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KristenM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Fun!

Remarkably friendly & attentive staff.

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ChanK
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lots of good company. Highly recommend this innovative new restaurant design.

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PeterN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to have drinks, snacks and meet dog owners while you dog is having fun at the park.

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Cody
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is awesome. Great service, great selection of beer/wine/food. Staff was helpful and enthusiastic. Surprised by how well the dog bar situation all worked out.

Parm Fries are on point. Flat bread and Steak tacos are fantastic. The only suggestion I have is that the wings could be more crispy.

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RicoO
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barkhaus Proved to be a very enjoyable and fun experience. We ordered multiple items from the menu, flatbread was excellent fries were delicious and the wings had a nice bite to them.... we had a great spot outside and were able to watch and interact with the dogs and their owners. People were very friendly and the staff was on their toes and attentive....will be back, despite not owning a dog!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best idea to ever hit Alexandria area!!! Great guacamole, super friendly staff, and, of course, a great concept.

Barkhaus
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thanks so much for visiting!

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Jenna
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dog or no, this spot is super comfortable and fun. Food is phenomenal and portions are large for the fries and flatbread. Staff provides great service and is super friendly. Drink selection is pretty good too. The pups love the outdoor park area and they have heaters set up to keep it toasty.

Barkhaus
Responded on November 1, 2020

We appreciate the support Jenna! Thanks for coming!

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Macey
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. Although the dog park space is fairly small, it was great to be able to drink and eat while watching our pups play.

Barkhaus
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thanks for coming by! We appreciate the feedback. With COVID and all, we had to scale down our original plans to make a larger park! Stay tuned for the future!

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vipMayr71
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly and creative approach to dog friendly establishments.

Barkhaus
Responded on November 1, 2020

Thanks for visiting! Hope to see you again!

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vipRyanM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Really like the burger combo concept.

Barkhaus
Responded on October 22, 2020

Glad you enjoyed the burger special! Stay tuned for many more!

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JES3
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer and we get to bring the puppy!

Barkhaus
Responded on October 23, 2020

Glad you enjoyed everything! Thanks for coming!

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DodDag
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great idea for a business. Was a very smooth process and the staff was well prepared opening weekend. Hope to see a rooftop area one day!

Barkhaus
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thank you for coming and supporting small businesses! Hope to see you more!

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barkhaus is my favorite new restaurant to take my pup! Great food and drink and my dog is exhausted by the end!

Barkhaus
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thanks for stopping by! Loved having you and your pup at our park!

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Chelsea
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience1

I’ll start with the good - barkhaus is a new business with an innovative idea to let humans enjoy some time outside/inside in a structured way with their dog(s). I know I was excited to enjoy the atmosphere with my dog and my partner. Unfortunately, barkhaus does not live up to expectations. The dog areas are extremely cramped - outdoors, the dog run could only accommodate 7-8 small dogs, or 3-4 bigger dogs (50lbs and up). And there were only four stools where owners could sit, so people were sitting on the curb which runs along the inside of the gated area. It’s really not a dog run at all, just a gated area with some cheap turf laid down. My dog, a 50 lb lab mix, was confused by the lack of space for her to move around and just stood by my side the whole time quietly, which made me sad. I brought her there because I thought she could run around and make friends while I had a bite to eat. All of the other dogs there were small French bulldogs or lap
Dogs. I realize this may have more to do with the time you go, and the fact that it was opening weekend. Still, I assumed there would be way more space and in fact we were cramped. The indoor “space” for dogs to be off leash is just a concrete floor with two bar tables for humans to stand at in the middle. You can basically fit 2-4 dogs in there if you want them to play or run around. And who wants to stand in an empty concrete room while their dog just stands there on the concrete? I also acknowledge they just opened, and may work these issues out, which I hope they do. We certainly wouldn’t return until there is more off-leash play space made for the dogs. I write this just to let everyone know what they are getting into if you have a big dog. We left right after we realized there wasn’t enough space for our pup to run around and play off leash. If you’re just coming here to drink a beer with your dog under your table, that would make more sense. But I’d rather go to Lena’s pizza down the street, & so would my dog.

Barkhaus
Responded on October 21, 2020

Hi Cheri I wanted to say thank you for coming by on our opening weekend! We appreciate your feedback and will certainly work on your concerns. We ordered rubber matts and more stools for the play area inside to accommodate all. Unfortunately, we are limited on space due to City ordinances and are already looking to expand. Our turf is top of line pet and heavy traffic turf. We released our renderings and dog capacity of 50 dogs (total) prior to our opening to help inform the public.

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Sara
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to bring your dog! The food and prices were awesome. Very friendly environment.

Barkhaus
Responded on October 21, 2020

Hi Sara, Your support means a ton to us at Barkhaus! Thank you for trying us out!

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vipRyanM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Great concept but food and beverage offerings need to be improved.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dog and I had a great time. Excellent food. Great beer options. Dogs and dog people socializing. Great concept.

Barkhaus
Responded on October 26, 2020

We appreciate the feedback! Hope to see you soon!

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christlw
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great time with our dog at Barkhaus. She got to run around and play with other dogs while we relaxed with a drink. Good time had by all!

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and good service. Our dog loved it. This will be a great option when the cold weather comes too.

Barkhaus
Responded on October 26, 2020

Glad you enjoyed everything and we appreciate your support!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Barkhaus using the Order Online button. Barkhaus also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 419-3947.

Barkhaus is rated 4.9 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

Barkhaus does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/barkhaus/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.