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The Blue Bar

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Downtown / Chinatown
Bar, Pub, American
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926 Massachusetts Ave NW, The Henley Park Hotel, Washington DC, DC 20001-4308
+1 202-638-5200
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

See my review of The Henley Park Hotel. I din't know the name of the restaurant. This restaurant is fantastic. At least two room and different levels. Great staff and a wonderful feel to the whole place.

Thank Chris P
Ponchatoula, Louisiana
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The staff was top notch at this quaint bar. They offer different entertainment from jazz bands to disco nights while you relax and unwind from a long day. They have happy hour that includes many choices of drinks as well as food. Great place to go and relax while on vacation or business trip or just for the night to... More 

Thank Rosebud39631
Chapel Hill, Nc, Usa
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130 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

This small intimate bar is quite nice with a great selection of single malts other drinks. The bar tender is knowledgable and can mix almost anything. The bar foods are excellent.

Thank TarHeel810
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Very quiet during the snowstorm I was here. But not a bad place to spend a snowstorm in. There's a baby grand piano in the place that I suspect is used on occasion.

Thank frost05
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I've been to this small, intimate bar a few times and really like it. I've been fortunate to get the table area set in the corner nook and just lean back, relax, sip a cocktail and watch the activity. The bar was very busy last Sunday and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Because it was full, the service was... More 

Thank lfulton_123
Saint Louis, Missouri
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

The Blue Bar was fine, but nothing to write home about. A colleague and I met there before our flight on the last day to have a drink and appetizer. The drinks were fine, but a little pricey, and the appetizer took a little longer than I'd expect for the amount of people in the room. It was delicious, though!

Thank msb2m5
New Jersey
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606 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Hey, if you're staying at the Henley Park Hotel then this bar is convenient and practical. But with wine at $10-$14/glass expect your night to be short if you're a wine drinker. Had a late lunch there and the bar menu (unlike their restaurant The Tavern) is less than memorable. Had mini meatballs (dry and tasteless) and a Tavern chicken... More 

Thank TonyK300
Annapolis, Maryland
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Here for Valentines weekend. My husband and I always stay at the Henley Park when we drive to WDC from Baltimore. We love the historic charm of the hotel, it's loctation and the Blue Bar - right off the lobby. It's pretty and cozy, and most important . . . never crowed - so you can actually have an adult... More 

Thank Rosie816
Maggie E, General Manager at The Blue Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share the details about your stay. We do like to make our guest feel at home when they visit our hotel, and we strive to always provide the highest level of customer service at all times. The Blue Bar and Tavern Restaurant offer gentile style and exceptional food. We also have live music... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Stayed at the hotel for the weekend. Usually stopped in hotel bar before and after dinner. And no we do not have a drinking problem. haha. Friendly bartender and informative, was able to plan our next day. Sat. night a wonderful trio in the lounge and Sunday afternoon killed time watching game on TV before flight out.

Thank Salvatore2412
Westbury, New York
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182 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2013

Intimate space, kind lighting, and friendly, speedy service made this place a winner. As the bar is in the hotel, much may depend on the guests of the moment, but generally it's a comfortable experience. Would recommend.

Thank Mary L
Maggie E, General Manager at The Blue Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, I enjoyed your succinct description and I know that future guests will see value in your review. The intimate and quiet atmosphere of the Blue Bar allows both fun and conversation We are looking forward to your next visit. Thank you, Maggie edwards More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 30
Bar, Pub, American
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 926 Massachusetts Ave NW, The Henley Park Hotel, Washington DC, DC 20001-4308
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-638-5200
  • This restaurant is at The Henley Park Hotel
Drop by the Blue Bar, where DC nightlife gets a hip but playful update. Located in The Henley Park Hotel, this chic lounge encourages lively conversation with its laid-back ambiance and shareable small plates. Best of all, it never takes itself too seriously. So come sip from our creative menu of classic cocktails and soak up the unique and refreshing take on downtown DC after dark. Happy hour specials are offered daily until 7:00p.m

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?