3115 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
– a chiefly British term that refers to drinking a large quantity of beer without becoming too heavily intoxicated.
There’s a time and a place to get to the pub early, to throw out the invitation online, to order a breakfast snack and an Adult Orange Juice [see: mimosa], grab Fido a big bowl of cold water and a [free] biscuit, and waste away the hours.
And this day is Saturday. Not Sunday, as some would assume.
Saturday is a session without remorse, without the workweek poking its ugly head out.
And no Saturday session would be better handled than at The Heights.
What makes this spot so intoxicating is that it’s a pub, but a pub made for non-pub people. Pubs usually entail old men drinking warm beers and bar snacks capable of withstanding a nuclear attack. Yes, yes, we know. You’ve been to amazing pubs before in England and they’re sooooo cute, but that’s not the real pub. Real pubs don’t care about décor—save for a “footie” flag or something equally as ridiculous.
But what The Heights does is invoke that old drinking spot of yesteryear with a ridiculous menu, one of the longest happy hours in the city, an open-adoration of dogs, and a staff who—instead of trying to hurry you out—want you to stay longer.
And in a city built on so much uncertainty, it’s nice to know that there’s a place where you can bring a book, and finish a book—all while being fed good food and well-made drinks.
To be quite honest, The Heights is probably our top picks for dog friendly DC bars. Cheers!