U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, "Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs."
While there are plenty of upscale nightlife spots in Washington, D.C., sometimes you just want to grab a beer at a mom-and-pop-style bar and grill.
Located in the U Street corridor, Sudhouse DC has opened its doors to the hungry and thirsty. The menu features American fare favorites that pair easily with their tasty selection of draft and can beer selections.
Sudhouse DC features an American fare menu with a number of local draft and can beer selections — Photo courtesy of Sudhouse DC
The "Beer Buddies" menu showcases a number appealing appetizers like sweet potato fries, nachos, sliders, homemade beef chili, hushpuppies, beer corn dogs and chicken wings. If going with a group, try the Quench and Crunch selection, which features a select draft pitcher of beer along with chili, nachos and homemade guacamole.
For those hankering for a meal, direct your eyes to the "Grass and Meat" section of the menu, with tasty selections like the half-smoked beef sausage with freshly diced and spiced mango salsa on a buttered pretzel bun, or the pulled pork nestled inside a buttered brioche bun.
Vegetarians may sink their teeth into a veggie burger or the house greens, including spring mix, kale, red onion, cucumber and tomatoes.
Quench your thirst with more than a dozen draft beers to choose from, including local favorites like DC Brau, Flying Dog, Altlas Brew Works, 3 Stars, Devil's Backbone, Dogfish and National Bohemian.
Can selections are not to be missed, with options like Yuengling, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Genesee Cream Ale.
Head to Sudhouse DC for happy hour specials during the weekdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to enjoy deals on drinks and dishes. Check their website to see what deals are happening for that week.
If you're looking for a spot to host a social event, the bar features The Hooch – the private third floor with the ability to host up to 40 guests. The area includes a full-service bar with liquor and beer, a private entrance, two televisions, a pool table and board games.
Co-owners and managers Simo and Ally Farouidi aim to have the bar and grill encompass the bohemian feel of the area they have lived in for over 15 years. The space – which features over 2,000 square feet and two bars – had formerly been occupied by Bistro La Bonne, which closed its doors in mid-April.
To access Sudhouse DC via the metro, take the U Street stop.