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7 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

1433 P St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20005-1907
United States

(202) 234-1818 | map

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Added by blackie on 06-24-2009

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of 98green
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

My review is for the Stoney's location on L. I was there at 7 on a Tuesday for s low key burger and some brews at a booth, not the bar. Tap list was decent at maybe 15 handles, lots of local stuff and some known national crafts. I had a couple ipas I hadn't had before, and was underwhelmed. Not sure if it was the beer itself or the lines, so YMMV. Food was solid but not spectacular, and service was spotty even though they weren't busy. Vibe was nice so I'd come back if I was in the area, but I'm not seeking it out

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Photo of HGildemeister
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of imbibehour
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Stoney's is a sort of quasi institution in DC. Although it's current location is not the original (they since moved from there well known spot near the Washington Post building), it's still has a slight in place local feel, even though it is now in a totally gentrified neighborhood filled with recent transients.

On tap offerings are small, about 14 not counting two to possibly three BMC products. It's a good place to find an occasional local beer on tap such as Heavy Seas, Port City and so forth. There's some selection here a step up above the usual (Stone, Dogfish) ordinary bar places.

Food is standard pub fare, but one thing stands out that everyone should know. It's only three words, repeat this with me...

Super Grilled Cheese.

That is all you need to know.

Haven't had much else on the menu. The super grilled cheese is killer so why would I want anything else?

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

A really cool and funky hangout joint in Logan Circle right across the street from Whole Foods. I am quite partial to this place because my wife loves this place mainly because of their delicious grilled cheese menu. I usually order the veggie pizza which is surprisngly good for a dingy place like this one. There are two stories and has more space upstairs for loungin' with buddies. The beer selection seems carefully appointed (e.g., a local, Great Lakes rotational brew, 21st Amendment, etc.) probably no more than 8 on tap and a limited bottle selection to boot. This place is a good place to eat and/or just hang out for a short while. Props to this place. Cheers!

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Photo of alysmith4
4/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Not sure why, but I really enjoy this place. Perhaps it's because I've spent so much time at Logan Tavern a couple of doors down, and upon discovering this place I realized that this was what I was looking for in the lacking Logan. It's kind-of sports-pub-y, with various sports momentos on the walls, and a few TVs piping in the game. The beer selection is very good, lost of craft brews and maybe just Miller Lite if I remember correctly. The onion rings and "secret sauce" are excellent, but I've tried a few other food items and haven't been dissapointed. The Fisherman's IPA paired with the strip-steak and blue cheese salad makes for a fantastic dinner. And I noticed recently that they now have outdoor seating.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.26/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

visited with borat, prior to a show at the 9:30 club

atmosphere was very neighborhood-bar...clean interior and plenty of seating. no complaints

service was fine, though i dont think there is much beer knowledge in the joint

selection was nothing more than average. there were 12 taps and luckily there was 1 worth drinking (sierra nevada harvest).

pricing may be ok for DC, but compared to the rest of the free world, its nothing special.

not any sort of destination - if you're in the area, maybe pop in

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Photo of blackie
3.4/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

Stoney's was apparently a dive on L St. for nearly forty years before moving up to P and taking on something of a (relatively) polished image

standard neighborhood pub atmosphere and vibe, a few booths fill the storefront windows, a small bar seating maybe 12 extends down the left side with a few tables on the right, more seating is available in back but this area is without TVs and useless for watching matches - the occasion of most visits by yours truly

the meager selection keeps this far from being a destination bar, but it fills the American craft-ish void in the immediate neighborhood area - yeah you can find some Belgians over on 14th but most often for me a Hopslam, Two-Hearted or Sierra Harvest is equally if not more desirable, of the 12 taps you'll find something like 2 macros, 9 pseudo-micros, and 1 micro (read: 11 Inbev affiliates and one micro), the house brews are unfortunately Michelob relabels, all beers served in standard pints

service has almost always been prompt and friendly, we were even comp'ed a plate of fries our first visit, but there's one lady whom I've had the displeasure of being served by a couple times who really needs to look for another line of work

the food is what you'd expect from a bar and grill, the deluxe grilled cheese receives rave reviews, but I found it intolerably greasy

Hopslam and Sierra Harvest were but $5 a full pint, can't beat that in DC

been here quite a few times since the lady friend moved onto Logan Circle just a couple blocks over, though the submission was inspired by a recent pre-930 visit with dirts

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Stoney's in Washington, DC
Place rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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