Their site says it all: “Whether you want to watch the game on one of our eleven televisions, enjoy a relaxing meal with family and friends, or have a cocktail and dance the night away we are the perfect place.”
While it’s unlikely we can top that description, we can fill in some blanks. First off, their walls are covered with “framed front pages celebrating historic events from across the globe,” and some of these go back to the 1800s. So you can read while you eat, which is always fun.
The menu is rife with meat and seafood. Choose from a 16-ounce rib eye, barbecue ribs, fish and chips, salmon, a crab cake platter or your choice of sandwiches and burgers: turkey, chicken, pastrami, barbecue pork, it’s all there.
The Front Page serves pasta dishes too, including those combined with seafood. There are salads, sides, appetizers and desserts, as well as a healthy list of beer, wine and signature cocktails. They also serve their “All You Can Eat Country Brunch Buffet” on Saturday (11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) and Sunday (10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.).
The site claims the average customer will spend $15 dining here (their Facebook page tabs it at $10-$30), so while that’s not quite McDonald’s, it’s not unreasonable, either … not if you throw in drinks.
The restaurant offers a weekly happy hour from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., when you can gulp down a Miller Lite, Bud Light or Yuengling draft, a glass of house red or white wine, or a rail beverage for $2.75. They claim it’s “The Best Happy Hour Since 1987.”
On Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m., they have trivia night. Along with cheap drinks, punters can enjoy both half-price burgers at the bar and $5 orange and grapefruit crush cocktails.
It gets even better on Thursdays, when happy hour lasts from 4:00 p.m. to last call, and all you Corona Extra lovers out there will be jazzed to know you can have one for 2 bucks (or a Corona Light or Miller Lite, if it pleases thou).
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And hold on to your sombrero because from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. you also get to partake in a free pig roast in the lobby, where you can make yourself some tacos.
DJs are on hand for dancers from Thursday through Saturday as well.
Be sure to fly your red and blue on Sundays, as, for whatever reason, the Front Page claims to be D.C.’s home of the New York Giants. Enjoy $3 Bud Light/Miller Lite drafts and $19 beer towers while watching your favorite team on one of the restaurant’s 11 screens.
The Front Page is open Monday-Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., on Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
The restaurant is located just southwest of Dupont Circle, a nice little stroll from the Dupont Circle Metro station on the system’s Red Line.
So all of you apartment renters near Dupont Circle, come check out The Front Page.
There’s a sister restaurant in Arlington as well.