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 plates during the evening and all week brunch options during the day. 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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Outside Dessert: Listen gorgeous, we know how to host a memorable celebratory dinner. However, if you do plan on bringing your own dessert, there will be a $4 per person cake fee or a $2 per person cupcake fee.

Balloons: Let’s talk celebrations again…balloons add a nice touch and all, but we ask that you save them for all the festivities after dinner. In the event that they are brought in, we’re happy to hold them in our coat check until the end of your evening with us.

Corkage fee: We love our esoteric wine list and think you will too! However, if you’re dying to bring your own, there is a $25 corkage fee for each bottle, and we ask that it not be a bottle on our existing wine list.

Service charge: For your convenience, a 20% service charge will be applied to all parties 7 and larger.