A Toast to U (and 14)

Our apartments in Northwest DC present five of the best bars in the U Street Corridor.

You work hard all week long and need a variety of nearby neighborhood hangouts to say “cheers!” on nights and weekends. We’ve put together a list of five favorite local spots guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a delicious drink in your hand. Best part is, Northwest DC locals just like you have vetted these trendy spots! Check out the recommendations below from CultureTrip users:

Barcelona Wine Bar – 1622 14th Street, NW

“Millennials go for the high-energy atmosphere, gourmands go for elegant tapas, but wine geeks know there’s gold in the Latin-themed wine list.”


Haikan – 805 V Street, NW

“What do you get when you combine mid-century design from the Japanese Metabolist movement with American Brutalism, Sapporo ramen, and a craft cocktail bar?”


Ghibellina – 1610 14th Street, NW

“If Ghibellina‘s sexy, Carrara marble bar doesn’t convince you to pull up a stool, the glam happy hour drinks and pizzas will.”


The Gibson – 2009 14th Street, NW

“Just like speakeasies in the 1920s, The Gibson hides in plain site behind an ugly black door with an almost invisible address, 2009, hammered onto the surface.”


Service Bar – 928 U Street, NW

“With a mantra to ‘never close early,’ Service Bar’s winning formula has turned the young bar into a U Street staple almost overnight.”


BTW, if your hunger has decided to ride along with your thirst, you’ll be pleased to know that all these fine establishments offer a variety of cuisines for your dining pleasure. At the end of the evening, there’s only one destination that serves the perfect topping: the Northwest DC apartments at Sonnet, located within a few blocks of all these establishments and dozens more. Make time for a tour before you plan your next excursion.

If you like anyplace on our recommended list—or anyplace that you frequent in the corridor, even if it’s not a bar—show us a photo of what you like about it and you could win up to $1,000 in gift cards to some of our favorite places at 14th and U! Just upload your photo to Instagram only with the hashtag #YouAnd14 and tag @sonnetapts.*