Science Club

District of Columbia, USA

2.8 / 4 votes

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All vegetarian bar and lounge

Restaurant, Bar

This vegetarian bar features numerous snack foods such as hummus and tabouli, but also offers larger meals such as a home-made veggie burger or tofu skewers. All vegan items are labeled.

Added by conde.kedar on Jan 14 09 (last updated Apr 21 09)

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i came through this place to check out my friend DJing a couple years ago and was at first surprised to find they serve food - because i was normally there after 11pm.

i was then happy to see a place with that style actually offers a full menu that is entirely vegetarian! well done.

i have heard some complaints on yelp about whatever "science" stuff is missing, but i'm not going miniature golfing - i'm at a bar - and the drinks and service were just fine for my taste. their all night happy hour helps too, but i don't drink well drinks myself.

check it out.

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I like the concept of Science Club: a vegetarian lounge, situated in downtown DC to attract office-types, with small plates and music. However, I'm not sure that vision is executed properly here.

First, the space is small and you can't fit large groups inside easily. Also, the live DJ blares music to a point where normal conversation is difficult, if not impossible (my group had to move downstairs where it's slightly less noisy, but only slightly).

The "science" aspect of the place is lost on me. Aside from a menu design with beakers and the periodic table, the decor and ambience are pretty standard lounge-bar.

The downstairs portion of the bar is kind of grungy and uninviting. Also, there's no table service, so you have to place orders at the bar.

Now onto the food. We had a hummus plate ($14) which was decent, but super over-priced for that quality and portion size. We also had guacamole with chips ($9) that was tasty, but once again over-priced. My colleagues also had a small pizza, which they seemed to enjoy, but I of course did not eat. Finally, we had a baked portabella stuffed with quinoa ($9) which had good texture, but wasn't very flavorful.

I wasn't impressed with the beer or drink selection, either, which seemed highly limited.

In conclusion, I wasn't very impressed with the food, which was over-priced for appetizers/shared plates and mostly bland. Also, it's a bit too loud and the decor/atmosphere needs work.

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Neighborhood

DuPont Circle

Directions

Between M St. NW and L St. NW, near the Farragut North and Farragut West stations.

Non-Smoking

Accepts Reservations

Not Wheelchair Accessible

Prices

$$ - average

Payment

  • MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • American
  • Eclectic (Varied)

Features

  • Happy Hour
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Romantic

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Hours

5pm - 2am
5pm - 3am
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