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


A Penn Quarter
Dining Destination and Cocktail Bar

Get out of your old habits and into some new ones! Just beyond the bustle of DC’s main corridors lies Dirty Habit, the guilt-free restaurant and bar and the one habit you need to keep. At the epicenter of Penn Quarter and Chinatown, right across the street from the Capital One Arena, this film noir-inspired venue is a contrast to the classic architecture of our host, the iconic 1841 General Post Office.

The restaurant’s distinct moods allow you to indulge your guilty pleasure, from a quiet working breakfast in an inviting private dining space, to a pulsating party around our urban campfire in the hottest fresh air courtyard in DC. Our main dining room is mysterious and alluring, while our Glass House is the atmospheric counterpart. Whatever your desire, our team crafts a seamless experience, seasonally inspired by the freshest products along with cutting-edge execution. Share or not, snack or dine, revel with photogenic hand-crafted cocktails, this Dirty Habit is one you willingly share.

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Charges likely apply to outside food and beverage. Please call ahead if you’re interested in bringing your own dessert or wine. If we sell it, we ask you please don’t bring it with you. Corkage is $55 per bottle. Cake is $4 per person. Cupcake is $2 per person. All Checks will have a 20% service charge applied to all food and beverage sales. If you are a party of 8 or larger a food and beverage minimum will be required and a pre-set menu is strongly encouraged. If you have more than fifteen friends then you are fortunate indeed, but please note that we apply a 24% service charge and will be assisted by our Sales Team. Please fill out an event form here for a quick reply. We love our groups, but can't split checks more than four (4) ways at the end of the evening.