Have you heard about the newly-opened Union District Oyster Bar & Lounge? Thanks to its eclectic shabby-chic decor and combination of seafood restaurant with live performance venue, this place is already shaking up DC’s local nightlife.
The raw bar here is a customer favorite, and the entree menu features elevated options like pan-seared wild-caught salmon served with crab and mashed potatoes, or jerk Chilean sea bass topped with house-made mango salsa. The ground floor has a large, open bar area (which is quite popular with the happy hour crowd), while the upstairs dining room features plenty of cozy tables and a stage for live musical performances. Insider tip: this place is popular, and if you want to be seated promptly during peak dining/entertainment hours, Yelp reviewers say that you should plan to make a reservation ahead of time.