Apologies for my absence! You all must have been deeply concerned, but don’t fret Intoxikatied is back and ready to start reviewing once again.
Last night, I hopped into a car with a friend with no particular destination in mind other than somewhere in DC. After struggling through Chinatown traffic (~7pm and there was a Wizards game) and a detour through Shaw, we ended up just north of McPherson Square. The initial idea was to head to Churchkey, but apparently a little drizzle makes DC metro drivers even more intolerable to handle in Logan Circle. We basically drove to parking and used our buddy Yelp to pick a place. Post Pub is located at 1422 L St. NW. I won’t lie, this bar does not look that appealing or inviting from the outside. For all those in search of decent dive bars though, I’d advise you not to overlook this place.
Walking into Post Pub, it almost feels as if you are transported out of DC. Offering an escape from the K Street madness just a block away, this establishment has cozy booths, limited bar seating, and a handful of standalone tables. It is dimly lit and offers a classy music atmosphere of nostalgic 80s, 90s, and maybe a few early 2000s songs.
Since it was a slightly later happy hour venture for me and my friend, we went easy and ordered just a couple drinks. A vodka tonic for me ($5.45) and two beers for him ($4 for some typical domestic and $5 for a hipster IPA). I decided food was probably a wise decision, despite some slight hesitation regarding the potential quality (yes, we judged this place based on its looks, so sue me). For dinner, I ordered the Diplomat Burger (Bacon cheddar cheeseburger with LT and onion rings) for $9. This burger was as delicious as it was messy – very much so. My friend made fun of me as I struggled to fit the whole burger in my mouth (I succeeded!) and made a mess in the process. He ordered the London broil special and was fairly pleased….My meal was definitely better, ha.
The staff here was friendly and very engaging. Upon ordering, instantly felt at home here with the ease of discussion with the bartender. The clientele here (last night at least) definitely reflected the homey/local bar feeling. There was an active banter back and forth between the customers and the bartenders, which was kind of refreshing to see. Going here with a large group might be difficult considering the limited seating, but it would be good for small groups. I could also see it as a welcoming place to grab a drink solo. Don’t get me wrong, this is definitely a dive bar, but it’s not as sleazy as it appears. Prices are a bit more expensive than I would hope for a dive bar though (maybe I’m just biased at the lack of happy hour special on rail drinks). If I were in this area more and looking for a very relaxed place without all the BS, I’d definitely come back.