Head to 14th Street for a day of kicking back on the outdoor patio with mugs of beer and heaping helpings of some of D.C.'s best BBQ. No-fuss picnic benches and tall bar tables make for an easygoing vibe, but you'll want to go early to snag some of the limited seating. Handy tip: The patio is open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, so you can keep the party going late, then end the night with a freshly fried donut.
Where: 1801 14th Street NW; no phone.
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