Assorted cocktails at Dirty Habit bar and restaurant in Penn Quarter.


A Penn Quarter Dining Destination and Cocktail Bar

Just beyond the bustle of downtown DC’s main corridors, Dirty Habit sits at the epicenter of the Penn Quarter/Chinatown nightlife and culinary core. Our urban hot spot contrasts the classic architecture of the original 1841 General Post Office in which it’s set, with an intriguing bar scene that includes an expansive atrium and a private patio encompassing an entire city block.

Three distinct moods can be found to suit that day’s desires — all film noir-inspired and accented by enigmatic cues. The alluring dining room conjures an air of mystery, drawing guests to experience globally inspired, seasonal shareable plates. The Atrium Bar serves up inventive craft cocktails while offering an atmospheric counterpart to the dining room’s dark decadence — a light-filled climax of soaring ceilings plus sweeping views of the patio. Once the fervor reaches its peak, an outdoor courtyard presents a respite of fresh air and intimate fire pits — an urban campfire at which to gather, indulge in communal large-format cocktails, and get acquainted with one of the best bars in DC.

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