The suburb of Germantown makes up an important part of the Washington, D.C. area, and although it may not be the capital, it offers great options for a fun night out, ranging from karaoke lounges to hookah bars and sports pubs. We look at the 10 best bars in, or near, Germantown.
This casual laid back bar offers two outdoor patio areas as well as two indoor floors. With a beer selection that rotates on a daily basis, as well as an extensive menu of pub food which offers recommendations for beer and food pairings, the Dogfish Ale House is the classic pub to visit for a pint or two and a good time with your friends.
800 W Diamond Ave, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, +1 301 963 4847
La Mexicana offers a classic Tex-Mex experience. Dimmed lighting provides a casual, low-key atmosphere, and the food is delicious; try their guacamolé for a fresh, delicious accompaniment to their drinks. They stock plenty of domestic and imported beers, some on draft, as well as a variety of tequilas.
13016 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown, MD, USA, +1 301 972 0500
Dim but clean, comfy yet spacious, The Shisha Lounge provides a mellow atmosphere for the hookah lover. The giant projector is turned on by request for game broadcasts, but there are also six flat screen televisions tuned to different channels. The Shisha Lounge also offers a few board games and cards for a relaxed time with friends.
13063 Wisteria Dr, Germantown, MD, USA, +1 301 501 8181
With a wide selection of beer and delightfully strong mixed drinks, Quincy’s Bar & Grille offers low-key entertainment and alcohol, it’s the classic neighborhood bar. The beer covers both domestic and imports, with comfortably familiar selections of Guinness, Harp, Stella, and the like. Flying Dog beers are featured heavily on tap and in bottles. With over 10 screens, usually showing football during NFL season and various other games during off season, there is a strong sports-bar vibe.
616 Quince Orchard, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, +1 301 869 8200
Fresh and colorful, this Latin American restaurant draws its inspiration from Central & South America, Cuba, and the Caribbean. Busy, loud, and fun, with outdoor seating in the front and back and a playful vibe, the Paladar Latin Kitchen prides itself on its hand-muddled mojitos and wide variety of rum, from light, crystal clear white rum to aromatic aged rum.
203 Crown Park Ave, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, +1 301 330 4400
With friendly staff and service, The Corner Pub offers a welcome haven for football lovers, especially fantasy football fanatics. With League Specials and Game Day specials, this sports bar promises the perfect place for your fantasy draft and every ensuing game. If you prefer real-time live football, the 47 television screens (one of which measures 300 feet!) show college football on Saturdays and NFL games on Sundays. There is also a dance floor with guest DJs, live music from local bands, such as The Crimestoppers, and a classic Sunday brunch.
317 E Diamond Ave, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, +1 301 977 7800
Peppers Taco & Wine Bar offers not only authentically traditional Mexican food, at incredibly reasonable prices, but also a delicious and widely varied selection of alcohol. Peppers stocks plenty of domestic, imported, draft, and premium beer, which pairs deliciously with their fresh tacos and burritos.
216 Market St W, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, +1 240 888 1049