Penn Social | Washington, Washington DC
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Penn Social
Exceptional based on 4 ratings
Type: Bar

801 E St NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20004 [ print map ]
202 697 4900 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Mon-Wed 4PM-Close; Thu 4PM-2AM; Fri 4PM-3AM; Sat 12PM-3AM; Sun 12PM-Close

Mayor: DCLawyer (1) | Taps: 30+ |

Penn Social

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Beer Available At Penn Social (arranged by most recent)
Blue Point Oktoberfest 47, Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale 67, Widmer Brothers Okto Festival Ale (Oktoberfest) 46, Post Road Pumpkin Ale 46, Great Lakes Oktoberfest 85, Harpoon Octoberfest 62, Founders Redís Rye IPA 99, Flying Dog Dogtoberfest 54, Shiner Oktoberfest 28, Goose Island Harvest Ale 91, Widmer Brothers Rotator IPA Series - Hopside Down IPL (India Pale Lager) 79, Lost Rhino Zlatż Rhino 49, DC Brau The Citizen 63, Green Flash Saison Diego 86, Evolution Craft Jacques Au Lantern Pumpkin Ale 76, Brooklyn Lager 89, DC Brau The Corruption 95, Peroni Nastro Azzurro 6
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4 reviews for Penn Social
 Ambiance  60%
 Service  65%
 Selection  60%
 Food N/A 
 Value  67%
 Overall  60%
 Rating  67%

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
GT2  (598) San Diego County , California | March 22, 2013
Penn Social is essentially a gigantic college bar in the middle of DCís business district. Upstairs is a small game room and bar, downstairs is a 4,000 sq foot room with multiple projector screens, bars, table shuffleboard, arcade, skee ball. It is a copy off of Iron Horse Tap Room but is bigger with a worse location and worse beer list. Only about 6 beers on tap, but 2 of those are macros and the others are Rogue, Widmer so really only 2 beers worth drinking on tap. When I was there, they had Two Hearted, Devils Backbone, and Lost Rhino. Prices $6-7 per pint. Bartender filled me up a different beer with the same empty/dirty glass I handed her to put away. Iíve never seen that at a bar in my life. And this place has enough beer stuff on the wall to look like they care about beer. Obviously not. They do have food: Cuban paninis, hot dogs, etc. that I guess you can eat at the small bar tables scattered around the game room.
radagast83  (174) Fairfax, Virginia | December 20, 2013
Penn Social looks like a small place when you first enter into it. The upstairs is (at least at the time I visited it on a Saturday night) a pretty chill and relaxed place. Bar wasnít huge, but it had a few local brews on tap so I was happy enough.

The Downstairs is a huge floor with a lot of young college-aged people ídancingí along with a lot of projector screens, games (arcade and table), with at least two bars - one around the corner from the stairs is less packed than going all the way across the huge room. The selection is a bit better downstairs, but itís a hassle to deal with all these people. I wouldnít go out of my way to go here - but I could live with it if a group of friends really wanted to go.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
DCLawyer  (77) Falls Church, Virginia | October 7, 2013
Cavernous, raucous. Can count on a few decent craft beers at the ready, though you have to suffer through crowds and poor service to get them.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr  (1521) Washington, Washington DC | August 17, 2012| Updated January 15, 2014
Massive place. Head straight downstairs where the more interesting beers are located, at a large bar in the center of the performance space and games room. There is also a smaller more cozy bar to your right, that isnít always open. This place used to be a comedy club, and they expect to have acts back soon. In the meantime, thereís skeeball and a bunch of other carnival-type games. Beer list is solid enough for the area (one of the few and fortunately disappearing beer deserts in DC). May score higher as I visit more, weíll see, Fun place, worth a stop, especially in a group..

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