Chaplin's Washington DC

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Chaplin’s – Craft cocktails and ramen

Every town has those “it” spots. Right now, Shaw is DC’s current “it” spot. It’s still developing but restaurateurs, chefs and retailers alike are flocking to the area. I love to¬†wander this eclectic neighborhood and always make time to stop by 9th and P Streets. This corner houses one of my favorite hybrids: craft cocktails and ramen. Chaplins, aptly named after Charlie Chaplin has an early 1930’s Hollywood feel with a side of flair.

Get to this restaurant as close to 17:00 as possible, it fills up fast. When you make your way inside the restaurant, take a left and head toward the upstairs bar. At the top of the stairs, stop and grab a bag a popcorn to snack on while you decide what your pleasure is that night.

After grabbing a seat at the bar, begin to peruse the long list of happy hour specialty cocktails which are half off. I’m a sucker for a Rye Old Fashioned so A Day’s Pleasure is my go-to, but people can’t resist the smoky rosemary in The Cure. It’s now time for ramen. As a vegetarian, ramen is difficult but the Veggie Tan Tan Men is the best I’ve had. If you’re not in the mood for ramen, grab some some fried wontons and a plethora of dumplings.

If you are visiting in the summer, another great option is sitting on the large patio, just don’t forget the popcorn.

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Details about this spot



1501 9th Street NW 20001, Washington DC

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Thu 16:00 - 01:30, Fri 15:00 - 02:30, Sat 12:00 - 02:30, Sun 12:00 - 01:30


Ramen: US$ 15


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)