The Pinch

Columbia Heights

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About Us

This is the neighborhood bar you have been looking for. Our drinks our strong, we have beer for every taste
and our food regularly pops up on best of DC lists. The Pinch is a welcoming destination, as well as being
a haunt for neighborhood regulars.

In addition to the great food, great drinks and great people, The Pinch always has something going on.
Four TVs upstairs, a dog-friendly patio, along with a jukebox in the bar means there is always entertainment
And our basement lounge features everything from live music to trivia to burlesque.

Check out what people are saying about us:

"Two words make this dish DC's best mac: DUCK BACON (served only on Mondays). The CoHi watering hole won't tell you
how it's made (cool or scary?) but they do make it in-house."

"Decidedly one of D.C.'s most endearingly unique venues, The Pinch serves
as a restaurant, a venue, and dive bar."

"Go early for happy hour drinks and dinner and stick around to test
your brain or dance to the sounds of washboards or electric guitars."

Click here for more reviews

Dinner

Starters and Sides

Crispy Wings 10

1 lb., plump, meaty wings fried and served with cucumber and bleu cheese dressing
Choice of Classic, Ghost, Honey BBQ, or Garlic Parmesan

Pretzel Crusted Fried Pickles 6

Pickle planks rolled in beer batter and pretzel pieces
fried and served with Horseradish Mustard

Beer Battered Buffalo Shrimp 10

Shrimp rolled in beer batter, fried then tossed in classic wing sauce.
Served with blue cheese dressing and cucumber.

Loaded Sweet Potato Waffle Fries 12

Sweet Potato fries topped with BBQ duck, bacon, cheese, and scallions.
Served with a side of sour cream

BBQ Pulled Duck Sliders 9

3 sliders with hoisin BBQ sauced duck on toasted brioche rolls

Caprese Sliders 8

3 tomato and provolone sliders on toasted brioche rolls served with balsamic vinaigrette

Classic Beef Sliders 9

3 mini burgers on toasted brioche rolls served with lettuce

Crab Cake Sliders 10

3 mini crab cakes on toasted brioche rolls served with tartar sauce

Slider Sampler 11

1 each (duck, crab cake, beef burger, and caprese)

Spinach Salad 10

Fresh baby spinach, bleu cheese crumbles, dried cranberries, walnuts and sliced pears.
Served with balsamic vinaigrette
(add shrimp, chicken, or duck for $5)

Sides

Hand-Cut Garlic Parmesan Fries $5

Sweet Potato French Fries $5

House Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette $5

Sauteed Green Beans $5

Burgers

Served with lettuce, coleslaw, and garlic parmesan fries
Substitute sweet potato fries, salad or sauteed veggies for $1

Cheeseburger 10

8 oz. all beef patty with choice of cheddar, swiss, provolone or blue cheese

Meatlovers 12

8 oz. all beef patty topped with BBQ pulled duck, bacon and cheddar

Buffalo Burger 10

8 oz. all beef patty topped with classic wing sauce and bleu cheese crumbles

Classic Turkey Burger 10

8 oz. ground turkey burger

Jerk Turkey Burger 11

8 oz. ground turkey burger with house made jerk seasoning topped with pineapple salsa

Burger and Sandwich Toppings

Lettuce, Tomato, Raw Onion $0

Cheddar, Swiss, Provolone, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Bourbon Sauteed Onion, Mushrooms $1

Bacon, Avocado, BBQ Pulled Duck $2

Extra Burger Patty $5

Sandwiches

Served with lettuce, coleslaw, and garlic parmesan fries
Substitute sweet potato fries, salad or sauteed veggies for $1

Crab Cake 12

House made crab cake sandwich with tomato and a side of tartar sauce

BBQ Pulled Duck 11

Hoisin BBQ pulled duck

Grilled Chicken 9

Herb marinated chicken breast topped with provolone, artichoke and tomato
Served with a side of garlic aioli

Buffalo Chicken 10

Grilled or fried then tossed in classic wing sauce and topped with bleu cheese crumbles

Filet of Tilapia 9

Cajun style with pineapple salsa

Portablello 10

Portabello cap with spinach, sundried tomato, garlic, sauteed onion and provolone cheese

Desserts

Brunch

Brunch Beverages

Bottomless 15

Mimosa, Bloody Mary, or Screwdriver

Individual 7

Mimosa, Bloody Mary, or Screwdriver

Appetizers

Donut Holes 6/8

Fried hot and tossed in sugar, served with dipping sauce
5 for $6 or 10 for $8

Pretzel Crusted Fried Pickles 6

Pickle planks rolled in beer batter and pretzel pieces
fried and served with Horseradish Mustard

Crab Cake Sliders 10

3 mini crab cakes on toasted brioche rolls served with tartar sauce

Crispy Wings 10

1 lb., plump, meaty wings fried and served with cucumber and bleu cheese dressing
Choice of Classic, Ghost, Honey BBQ, or Garlic Parmesan

Spinach Salad 10

Fresh baby spinach, bleu cheese crumbles, dried cranberries, walnuts and sliced pears.
Served with balsamic vinaigrette
(add shrimp, chicken, or duck for $5)

French Toast

Choice of Sausage, Bacon, or Home Fries

Boston Creme French Toast 10

Double thick and stuffed with custard and drizzled with chocolate sauce

French Toast 8

Thick cut bread battered abd seared until golden

Eggs

The Standard 9

Two eggs any style, home fries, biscuit, and choice of bacon or sausage

The Hungry Danny 13

The Standard with bacon AND sausage and french toast for good measure

Crab Cake Benny 12

2 crab cake sliders on biscuits topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce

Spinach Bacon Benny 11

Spinach and bacon on two biscuits topped with poached eggs and hollandaise

Burgers and Sandwiches

Served with lettuce, coleslaw, and choice of home fries or sweet potato fries

DLT 9

Duck bacon, lettuce, and tomato with a side of garlic aioli

Cheeseburger 10

8 oz. all beef patty with choice of cheddar, swiss, provolone or blue cheese

Buffalo Burger 10

8 oz. all beef patty topped with classic wing sauce and bleu cheese crumbles

Grilled Chicken 9

Herb marinated chicken breast topped with provolone, artichoke and tomato
Served with a side of garlic aioli

Burger and Sandwich Toppings

Lettuce, Tomato, Raw Onion $0

Cheddar, Swiss, Provolone, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Bourbon Sauteed Onion, Mushrooms $1

Bacon, Avocado, BBQ Pulled Duck $2

Extra Burger Patty $5

Drink

Our draft selection changes regularly. Here are some of the usual suspsects:

Bell's Oberon 7 / 23

Great Divide Collette Saison 7/23

Curious Traveler 6/21

Great Lakes Conway Irish Ale 7/23

Great Lakes Rally Drum Red Ale 7/23

Lagunitas IPA 5.5/23

Champion Rye IPA 7/23

Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout 8

Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose 8/26

Miller Lite 4.54/16.50

We feature a regularly rotating selection of beer in bottles and cans.
Here is a sample:

PBR (16 oz can) 4.54

Coors Lite 4.54

Yeungling 4.54

Heinekin 5

Ace Pear Cider 6.5

Blackthorn Cider 7.5

Lagunitas Czech Style Pilsner 6

Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA 6

Bell's Two-Hearted Ale 7

Flying Dog Raging Bitch IPA 6

Founders All Day IPA 6

Stone Ruination Double IPA 10

DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus 6

DuClaw Dirty Little Freak 6

Founder's Porter 6

Great Lakes E. Fitzgerald Porter 6

Duck Rabbit Milk Stout 7

Lancaster Milk Stout 6

N Holl Dragon's Milk 10

Ommegang Hennepin 7

And Many others, including, Ciders and Mead

Events

The Pinch hosts regular events as well as special events. There is almost always something going.

Mondays: Game Night and Comedyoke

1st and 3rd Mondays: Whether it's an Archer Drinking Game projected 5' tall, or a 15 person Cards Against Humanity game, or even a Halo playoff, Game night has the fun you're looking for. Free drinks and prizes for the winners of our Stage Games or the Game Of The Night. That not enough? How about we sweeten the deal, then: Happy Hour lasts til 8pm in the basement - that's an extra hour of discount drinks! Plus, you can only get the famous Quack 'n' Mac on Mondays, and at Game Night you can get it with a side and a drink for $14. Now that's what we call a Happy Meal!

2nd Monday: Have you ever wanted to do stand up comedy, but don't know anything about timing, delivery, and stage presence? Worried that you can't work on those things AND writing your own material at the same time? Well now you don't have to. Figure out your favorite routine from your favorite comedian and get ready to do it on stage at the Pinch! You will need to bring your own script or memorize the material, as we won't be able to provide it for you. Performances should be no longer than 10 minutes and we don't allow two or more people to do the same comedian on the same night, so preferences goes to those who sign up in advance. The shows are funny, the crowd is friendly, and it's a great environment to give stand-up comedy a try!

Tuesdays: Texas Hold 'Em

We play a deep stack No Limit Texas Hold'em tournament game each Tuesday. The starting stack is 8,000 chips and blinds are 20 minutes long. The winner of the game is awarded points towards the season ending Main Event and a bar comp/tab worth at least $15.

Wednesday: Pinch Trivia

Do you like trivia? Do you like drawing shapes? Do you like drinking aggressively on Wednesdays? Finally all of your deepest desires can be satisfied at Trivia Night @ The Pinch! Every Wednesday at 8pm we serve up questions that make your ears and possibly other things bleed. So check in here for updates, weekly questions that can win you drinks and to volunteer to host.

We also feature live bands, and other performances in our basement lounge.
Click here to see the full schedule.

Contact

3548 14st NW

Washington, DC 20010

202.722.4440

Monday and Tuesday 5pm to 1 am

Kitchen: 5pm to 11pm

Wednesday and Thursday 5pm to 2am

Kitchen: 5pm to 11pm

Friday 5pm to 3am

Kitchen: 5pm to 1am

Saturday 11am 3am

Kitchen: 11am to 1am

Sunday 11am to 12am

Kitchen: 11am to 11pm

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