‪** PUBLIC BAR LIVE REOPENING NEWS ** Starting Friday, May 29, we welcome patrons back to Public Bar Live as we reopen our rooftop in accordance with Mayor Bowser’s official order permitting reopening of the District under Stage 1 guidelines. Starting tomorrow, our hours will be 12 pm to 12 am. We are taking reservations by phone at (202) 223-2200. We plan to implement all the safeguards and sanitary measures needed to ensure everyone’s safety and health. Please do not visit us if you are sick. Thank you for your support, understanding, and cooperation!‬⁣

  • UV Portal and multiple hand sanitizing stations.‬
  • Service will be limited to seated tables of up to 6 guests, with a minimum physical distancing of at least six feet between tables. ‬⁣
  • Standing/sitting at the bar is prohibited.‬⁣
  • We will record names, contact information, and time of arrival of guests.‬⁣
  • Dining records will be saved for at least 30 days.‬⁣
  • Patrons are asked to wear face coverings while not eating or drinking and maintain 6 feet of distance from those not in your party.‬⁣
  • Employees will wear proper face coverings while working and wash hands frequently.‬⁣
  • Employees will wear gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods.‬⁣
  • We will screen employees by assessing symptoms of workers with a questionnaire, at the beginning of their shift. ‬⁣
  • We have procedures in place for employees who are sick and unable to report to work.‬⁣
  • All table items will be single use and disposed of after use, or cleaned and sanitized between uses/table seatings.‬⁣
  • Tables and chairs will be cleaned and disinfected after each seating, and check presenters will be cleaned and disinfected after every use.‬⁣
  • Restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected frequently. ‬⁣

    We reserve the right to deny entry or service to anyone not following the rules above.‬ Eater DC Brightest Young Things Yelp DC

Ready for Game Day?

Our venue is D.C.’s number one spot to watch your team play. With over 50 screens, there’s not a bad seat in the house.

So swing by and enjoy cold beer, televised sports, and delicious food right off Dupont Circle. 

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Public Bar Live is D.C.’s number one spot for sports and live music. Whether we’re cheering on our favorite teams on game day, jamming out to D.C.’s most talented musical acts, or spending the evening on the heated rooftop dance floor, one thing’s for certain – we’re having a good time.

Join us tonight for premium spirits, music, dancing, and more at our 18th St. NW location.

Public Bar Live Hours

Mon.  12 PM – 12AM
Tues. 12 PM – 12AM
Weds. 12 PM – 12AM
Thur. 12 PM – 12AM
Fri. 12 PM – 12AM
Sat. 12 PM – 12AM
Sun. – Closed

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Live Music & More

Our intimate music venue delivers a powerful up-close concert experience. Watch from the floor or up on the mezzanine level and enjoy performances by D.C.’s top talents. Just click the button below to see our upcoming live event schedule and pre-purchase your tickets.

Live Event Schedule

Book Your Private Events

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Book our venue for your next private event and enjoy access to four bars, a rooftop dance floor, and a 24-foot stage with five-star service from our staff. Just click the button below to get in touch with us and book your private event.

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The Public Bar Live Venue

The Bars

Our Four Bars

Public Bar Live is equipped with all tools for a good time.

There are four bars: one underneath the stage, one near the stairwell, a rooftop bar, and another on the second-story space. The renovation includes opening up the space for 150 drinkers overlooking Connecticut Avenue NW.

The Mezzanine

Our Mezzanine

A mezzanine level upstairs is catering to luxury bottle service, featuring a glass railing overlooking the stage below.

The stage was built high so that Mezzanine ticket holders have prime sight lines. Perfect for exclusive parties for a public show.

The Stage

Our Stage

The 24 foot stage is built over tiles and perfectly placed for an amazing sound system.

This live venue makes a full house concert feel like a close experience for everyone no matter how far you are to the stage itself.

Rooftop Dance Floor

Our Rooftop & Weekend DJ

Our heated rooftop dance floor combines a lively atmosphere with an extraordinary view of Connecticut Avenue, making it one of D.C.’s most prominent rooftop venues. There’s nothing like sweating it out on a cool D.C. night, so come and join us for an evening you won’t forget.

On the weekends, take in the sounds of the DJ from the dance floor, or enjoy bottle service at one of our tables.