About Flight Wine Bar

We are a small wine bar located in the historic neighborhood of Chinatown / Penn Quarter in Washington, DC.

We search around the globe for delicious wines to share with our customers. We focus on small, family owned estates, lesser known regions and varietals, and quality. Our list of over 460 wines offers various formats - over 40 wines by the glass, 25 wine flights, 10 wines poured by the ounce using the Coravin, and choices of half-bottles and magnums.

Pair these wines with our delicious dinner menu prepared by Chef James Barton - and you are in for a delightful evening! Our dinner menu fresh seasonal and local ingredients and domestically sourced premium fish and meat. An updated menu can always be seen on our site.

777 6th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Wine Bar, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 11PM
Sunday - Closed

Cross Street:
6th Street and H Street NW

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 864-6445

Website:
http://flightdc.com/

Parking Details:
Metered parking can be found on 6th Street and other nearby streets. There is a garage in the same building as well as the Gallery Place garage across the street. Please check with the garages for parking rates.

Public Transit:
Gallery Place/Chinatown
Metro Center

Executive Chef:
James Barton

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate the end of one year and the start of another with your friends and the Flight Family! Enjoy your favorites from our a la carte dinner and beverage menus along with our Champagne specials. Reservations are for 2.5 hours. Reservations after 9pm are welcome to ring in the new year at Flight.

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Flight Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.5

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4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (9)
Happy Hour (5)
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Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Fun (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Tapas (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Good for Groups (2)
People Watching (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Fantastic service, nice ambiance, great wine. I was here with three colleagues for a late happy hour.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I had an excellent experience at Flight! The bartender was extremely knowledgable and made us custom flights based on what we liked.... very fun!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Menu was very limited and service was very slow. We ordered the fried chicken and it was burnt.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The wine selections were great. The food was good, but way too salty. Especially the tuna. In the future I would only order light meal and desert and focus on wines.

Tags: Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This is a great place to have a drink and maybe a small bite. I would not recommend for dinner or if you’re really hungry. The choices are very small and limited. I am not picky but still had a hard time picking something to eat. Food was just okay. Service was great and the waiters help you choose the right wine to suit your taste.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Such a neat place! Wil

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

My son and I had a wonderful time. Our server Kathy was outstanding. She recommended some wonderful dishes. The Broad Beans that she recommended were exceptional. I will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great service and great wine. Food was not as good as I remembered. I miss the lamb chops.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Flight was great. The location is perfect for relaxing over a glass of wine. I plan on going again very soon.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Excellent wine and great friendly service! Love Flight Wine Bar!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great spot for wine and a small but unique menu. All dishes we tried were fantastic. The fried chicken and the broad beans were amazing! Will definitely go back to try the pork shoulder and another flight of wine.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Too loud -- bad acoustics.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Server was great. The small plates we ordered were pretty tasty. Gave only 3 stars for food because they don't have charcuterie plates, isn't that kind of a wine bar staple? Were told they stopped offering them a while back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Flight is one of my favorite places to take people near work. The wine lists are superb and they have the most interesting flights of wine to try. It never fails to spur great conversation. The service is excellent and the menu is always inventive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fun, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Pre-show dinner and drinks. Owners (husband and wife?) were charming, attentive, and made perfect individual wine recommendations for me (a Chardonnay lover) and my husband (who is rioja obsessed). Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I found the service to be unaccommodating and shockingly rude. Throughout the evening my party and I were told that half of the menu was unavailable because the restaurant was unwilling to open new bottles of wine. This was quite confounding given that Flight is a wine bar. Even worse, while we were finishing our final glasses of wine, we were told that they were closing for the evening and we needed to leave. The manager even walked over to us to say that he turned the lights on because he wants everyone to leave. For the record, it was 11pm on Saturday.

I have never been disrespected or spoken to like this in a restaurant before, especially by an establishment that attempts to come off as sophisticated and elegant. The behavior shown to us was neither of the two, rather Flight proved that it was unprofessional, cheap, and undeserving of any business from patrons of Washington.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Excellent hospitality, friendly, fun scene. The food and wine flights make it a memorable and fun experience. Easy access, just an Uber or lyft away.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 9, 2017

The wine was good and the flight options had interesting combinations, but there are better options in Chinatown. The cheeseboard was small for the price, but the selection was nice. I would recommend for a drink with a colleague, but it wouldn't be what I'd call a lively drinks-after-work spot.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Flights were great but the cheese with crackers were disappointing. The crackers tasted like theater style popcorn and were hard as a rock. The cheeses weren't bad.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Great spot, not too noisy as bars go. Great service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Flight was great. The wines we tried were wonderful and the food was delicious. The servings are definitely small though, so be prepared to order more than one thing or to have a snack later :)

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Flight offers wonderful wines from an extensive list, great small bites from a sophisticated menu, and excellent service. Happy hour is great for groups.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 11, 2017

This place is outstanding! The design and theme of the restaurant are subtle and flow well together. I highly recommend it for quiet happy hours, dates and general catching up. I strongly urge you to give control over your wine selection to the excellent staff. The flights they have are creative and amazing to explore.

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Everything about Flight is solid. Service was pleasant, flights of wine were really fun, and the food was quite good, albeit not necessarily for foodies. It was a great place to grab dinner before a play. The room was a bit noisy, but not too bad. Good place to try different wines. Treat the dinner options more like tapas and share over some interesting vino and you'll have a fun night.

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Perfect place for wine lovers! The selection of flights is extensive and the service was excellent. We loved our food, especially the farro dish which was sort of a risotto, quite unusual. Our only wish would be for a more extensive food selection although we did like what we had.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The wine selection was fantastic and we were pleased with what we ordered, but the flights come in glass ramekins, making it almost impossible to enjoy the aroma. After my flight, I ordered a wine by the glass to get a proper glass, but it came in a cheap glass tumbler. When I asked if I could have stemware, the server quickly obliged. However, it's disappointing that Flight serves such a great wine list in such poor glassware.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Fun and interesting choices of wine flights. My husband enjoyed a flight of old world reds and I tried a flight of French whites. Service was quick and attentive. The pork cheeks were luscious!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Groups, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Our server was very nice and super knowledgeable about the extensive wine list. Only had wine (no food).

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Service was outstanding, loved the food and the broad wine selection

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 14, 2017

The super knowledgeable staff will guide your through the extensive list of wine choices and over 20 flights. There are so many interesting options and some really unique choices like the Balkan flight which includes a Portuguiser from Serbia that was a highlight.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2016

The service was impeccable and the experience was more than I expected. I'm looking forward to another visit.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2016

Amazing wine bar! Would highly recommend it to anyone who's looking for a great value and great food near the Shakespeare Theatre.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2016

I arrived early for my reservation at Flight and they weren't quite open yet. I was so thankful that the manager on duty noticed me standing outside and came over and let me in from the cold. Even though it was a good 15 minutes before they were supposed to open, the manager sat me down, gave me a menu, and gave me a free sample of a wine that she recommended. That was just the start of an entire evening of great service. I was so impressed by their attentiveness! Food is also delish and the wine is outstanding. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2016

the Octopus was excellent and the extensive wine list makes this place a must try.!

Tags: Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2016

My friend and I went for wine and cheese. The wines were small pours for the price and the cheese platter was also small. It has a cozy yet modern feel to it, which was appealing, but a bit overpriced.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Three of us went. We split the 5 cheese/meat board. Got 4 cheeses and one ham. It was delicious - came with great jams and mustards as an accompaniment. One of us got the Ravioli Doppio with all the seafood - she loved it. The other two of us got the blue cheese gnocchi and it was pretty underwhelming.

Dessert was the panacotta with strawberry air and it was delicious.

Service was attentive and super sweet. The design of the place is nice but it's a tad loud.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2016

The food and wine flights were very good for the most part. That said, it is hard to get enough to eat. Main dinner entrees are very small and appetizers are small and expensive. I hadn't ordered dessert in years, but had to here because i was still hungry. The octopus small plate, both desserts, and the rose wine flight was very good. The wine flights are a lot of fun and the waitress was very knowledgeable . Every mussel and clam on the pasta dish was actually undercooked, i.e., nearly raw. While I appreciate they didn't overcook it, a quick glance should have told the chef they weren't cooked.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2016

I was 20 minutes late because my friend with whom I was dining before the theatre had an emergency at home. The restaurant kindly seated me at a pleasant table and I had a lovely quick dinner of assorted cheeses, arugula, nuts, apple butter, and buttery toasts, with a flight of white wine. The service was attentive and understanding. I had to rush to get to the theatre but they accommodated that too.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on October 1, 2016

This is my second time going to Flight and it did not disappoint. The wine and tapas were delicious and the service friendly and timely. Also the ambiance of this place is elegant with a friendly atmosphere that makes this a great wine bar to go to for a Saturday or any night really.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Flight's experience begins right when you walk into the door. Low lighting coupled with an energetic staff beckons diners and drinkers alike to enjoy themselves in this comfortable atmosphere. Whether bar or table, you're assisted by knowledgeable waitstaff who are true artists of their crafts. Feel free to pick one of the predetermined flights of wine, customize your own or leave it up to the connoisseur for a treat for your palette. Speaking as a fairly naive wine consumer, Flight wasn't interested in shoving the most expensive wine's down my throat, but rather, educating me on what I was drinking, getting to know my preferences, and taking off from there. What a neat experience for an individual, couple or group of people looking to enjoy their time in a nice space. Kudos to owners, wine-o experts and staff.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Healthy
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