Jack Rose Dining Saloon | Washington, Washington DC
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Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Exceptional based on 15 ratings
Type: Bar

2007 18th St NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20009 [ print map ]
202 588 7388

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Hours: Sun - Thu 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM; Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM

Mayor: Travlr (1) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 12

Jack Rose Dining Saloon

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Beer Available At Jack Rose Dining Saloon (arranged by most recent)
3 Stars The Samsquanch 62, Maneblusser 69, Atlas Brew Works La Saison Des Fetes 76, Local Option Bourbon Barrel Aged Kentucky Common 86, Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-aged Project (Dark Ale): No. 13 Cognac 94, Devils Backbone Brett IPA , DC Brau Barrel Aged The Citizen (Grape Brandy) , DC Brau The Corruption (Willett Bourbon) , De Dochter van de Korenaar Embrasse Peated Oak Aged Ardbeg 98, Allagash Saison Rye 89, Harviestoun Ola Dubh (21 yr old) 98, J.W. Lees Harvest Ale 2008 86, J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin) 98, J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados) 99, J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port) 98, J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry) 98, Harviestoun Ola Dubh (12 Year Old) 99, Harviestoun Ola Dubh (16 Year Old) 99, Harviestoun Ola Dubh (30 Year Old) 99, Harviestoun Ola Dubh (40 Year Old) 100
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15 reviews for Jack Rose Dining Saloon
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  77%
 Selection  75%
 Food  73%
 Value  64%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  84%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
KUEric  (119) Washington, Washington DC | March 3, 2014
No offense to their beers, but you donít come here for the beers, you come here for the largest selection of whiskey in the western hemisphere). That is the end of the rating as far as any serious drinker should be concerned. But Iíll give it an actual rating because Iíve lived within walking distance for years now and have been dozens of times (always focusing on the whiskey and bourbons like you should!), although Iíve never eaten more than bar snacks here so Iíll not rate on that. It can get WAY too crowded. It can also get quite douchey or bro-y. But on a weekday, a colder day etc. the bar is great. Ambiance is a tough one here. Douchey get minus points, crowded gets minuw points, but asthetics, rooftop patio, decor, changing the priorities of the street all get major pluses in ambiance. So I have to give it a 4 for all of those pluses. Service score drops because of how crowded it gets.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito  (68) Nueva York, New York | January 19, 2014
So I have very mixed feelings about this bar. The first floor is an incredible whisky bar, and if I was into that scene, I would salivate each time I am within a mile of this place. The beer selection is well-chosen and quite respectable. I managed to find a number of beers I have never had before, so I am happy. The downstairs is pleasant and chill. The upstairs is like every other garbage bar in DC. It is horribly loud, with the most obnoxious pop music you can imagine. I didnít mind the smokiness, but that would irk some. Unfortunately, I started my experience on the top floor and my experience at this bar became sullied. If this bar just had the chill downstairs, I would rate it higher.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
ads135  (132) Lawrence, Kansas | January 17, 2014
This place is more famous for its whiskey and wine list than for it beer list. That said, the beers they do have are usually exceptional. This is a must-see bar in DC. Great food, great drinks. Expensive, but becomes reasonable during happy hours.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Lebier  (8) Washington DC | December 27, 2013
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
JamesAllon  (104) , Norway | December 7, 2013
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan  (156) McLean, Virginia | October 30, 2013
Stopped in at 5pm for a rare beer event. Exceptional draft list on this visit. Not much in bottles and cans. Nice modernistic ambiance. Friendly and knowledgable staff. Full pours only but half price between 5 and 6.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
jcos  (62) Maryland | October 6, 2013
Jack Rose has a solid draft list of beers you donít see all the time. Good service, good selection of liquors. Didnít have the food. Pricing is not great.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere  (651) Montreal, Quebec | July 18, 2013
I can only opine previous comments which allude to a Scotch Library. I must have been the twentieth little bastard who asked the bartended how many they had on that Sunday evening, but he still replied courteously they had 800 single malts and 500 other whiskeys, bragging this was the largest selection in the Western Hemisphere. If I recall my geography correctly, this includes Scotland and I suppose that makes it impressive. Being surrounded by such riches can only make for a more than decent atmosphere albeit we found it rather loud despite the place being half empty. Oh, youíre here for the beer? Perhaps you should not have come, but still, you will find ten draught offerings or so of good quality, locals taking half the board. We have not eaten, but the menu seemed to have quite a few attractive options.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin  (100) Baltimore, Maryland | November 6, 2012
Met 3/4 and Ryan downstairs, awesome relax black and brick vibe, spacious and with amazing wall-lining whisky selection, pointless to drink beer on floor 1. Instead spend $20 with each sip and get peat gut.

Have drank upstairs too, with the plebians, got smashed on $10 Petrus Aged Pales and I fit right in.. loud, obnoxious, pricey, overbearing.

But thatís just my kind of place, allows you to come to get your chill or noise, or both.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (536) Carlsbad, California | May 28, 2012
One of the newer bars in DC sort of "off" the main 18th St Adamís Morgan mayhem AKA "the strip." Jack Rose is off the strip enough to avoid the police, fights, and prostitutes. Line can easily go outside and up the block. Donít be worried. These people are in line for the upstairs bar which is outdoor, very posh, and has a nice blend of about 80% mixed drinks true bar and 20% craft beer. Downstairs you can still order beer though the taps are different between the downstairs and upstairs. The downstairs looks like an old, fancy library. They have one of the largest, if not the largest, collection of Scotch in Bourbon in the US after inheriting a massive collection. When I was there during their opening week, they literally did not know what Scotch and Bourbons they had as the bottles were not yet cataloged. Now theyíve been cataloged. Come for a few beers or come with a big Scotch and Bourbon tasting group and go buck wild on the bottle list. Had Ardbeg Supernova 2009 and PVW20.

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