Bar Pilar

Row 1

1833 14th St NW (btwn S & T St NW)
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-1751
Bar, Cocktail, New American
$ $
Mon–Thu: 5:00 PM–2:00 AM Fri: 5:00 PM–3:00 AM Sat–Sun: 11:00 AM–3:00 AM

Foursquare Tips

  • Bar Pilar is one part restaurant with a seasonal menu that veers from classic fried chicken to the more intriguing pan-fried calves brains and one part watering hole. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Go to Bar Pilar and order the cheese plate and a magic hat.
  • Go for the lard-fried buttermilk chicken. It's soaked overnight in a brine with rosemary, parsley, bay leaf, lemons and apples before it's coated with seasoned flour and a dip in pork fat.
  • Fun fact: named after Ernest Hemingway's boat.
  • Ask the bartender, Barnaby, for "Break a Greg" if you are looking for an awesome and spicy cocktail
  • Get the Jamon Serrano Eggs Benedict with home fries. Best brunch ever.
  • Try the Tequila Sunset Slushie. Served in a 350ml Patron bottle and only at the upstairs cocktail lounge.
  • Yummy Bloody Marys
  • Order the Ruffled Shirt cocktail. Its delicious.
  • This is the neighborhood bar of our dreams, with marvelous cocktails, a lived-in patina, genial bartenders, and Justin Bittners ever-changing seasonal small plates.
  • The menu changes regularly but there are always a lot of vegetarian options. You should always get the roasted potatoes with the malt aoli.
  • Avoid the wines unless you know them. Bartender was no help!
  • Have a Dark and Stormy and try a couple of the seasonal vegetable plates.
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  • Get the happy hour fancy Mac 'n Cheese. You won't regret it. Ours was shrimp, tomatoes and spices, but it varies. So delicious.
  • Deviled eggs are not worth it. Disappointed.
  • The small plates menu changes often, but includes favorites likea chicken liver pate and a stinging nettle quiche. To drink, try the Ruffled Shirt or the boozy Cuba Libre float. [Eater 38 Member]
  • The scallops here are excellent.
  • Stop by here during the wee hours, as Bar Pilar is now serving until 1 a.m. The late-night menu includes slow-roasted pork shoulder, lard-fried buttermilk chicken, and potatoes with malt aioli:
  • Bitches Say B! Pancakes are great, Hangover Cure cures hangovers. Skip the biscuits. Expect grease.