The Dew Drop Inn is the dive bar’s dive bar, if only by location. It’s nearly impossible to find, hidden near the metro tracks and an overpass. It lives in the shadows of the newly built Brookland complex by Catholic University.
They have a juke box and DJs on Friday and Saturdays. Also no TVs – so conversation is recommended. They have a great bar menu of sandwiches and fried munchies. Their Italian subs are sold by the inch which can seem gimmicky but it is different. The happy hour is till 20:00 which is one of the latest happy hours in the city.
Being so close to the bike trail and train tracks it’s nice to peoplewatch here. The best way to get to it is by car or the Brookland metro stop and walk down 8th street. If you happen to be biking or rented one from the Capital Bikeshare you can get here from the MBT-Metropolitan Bike Trail here. I love when the warm weather hits and I am able to ride my bike here and enjoy the outdoor patio.