Brookland has become one of DC’s most up-and-coming zip codes in the past few years, and places like Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen are big parts of the progress. Located at the corner of 12th and Jackson, this is just one of the many new restaurants that have popped up in the last few years, and it makes a great place to venture out with friends from Rhode Island Row.
It may be fairly new to town, but Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen has some serious staying power. The spacious and attractive bar and patio areas make this a happy hour favorite, and the menu is chock full of classic American cuisine and craft beers and cocktails that rotate by the season. While regulars here order plenty of burgers, sandwiches, and hearty entrees, the most popular dishes among Yelp reviewers are the small shareables like pretzel bites, Brussels sprout chips and bacon mac and cheese. If you're a fan of beer, you'll also find a great selection to go along with your meal.