J.Paul's, Making Memories
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Georgetown's Neighborhood Bar.
Georgetown's Neighborhood Bar.
Our Story
J.Paul's is Washington's quintessential turn of the century American Dining Saloon. The original, located in the heart of Georgetown, sits in a historical building over 100 years old and has now been one of D.C.'s most popular watering holes for over 30 years.

Our Story

The J. Paul's bar in Georgetown boasts a 100 year old mahogany shotgun bar built by the Brunswick Balke Coolander Company. Previously housed in a grand saloon in the Chicago stockyards, many will swear over their scotch that Al Capone himself bellied up to that very bar. Antique brass elevator doors from New York's Waldorf Astoria frame the back dining room and add to the turn-of-the century charm.

Located a few short blocks from the Potomac River, the original J. Paul's has become an institution to those from every generation and all walks of life. Every day, politicians, journalists, artists, business people and Washington personalities share tables with students, tourists and ex-Pats in the nation's capital.

There are many places to dine in the Washington area. There are only a few, however, that combine excellent food, personal service, and a stimulating atmosphere in an historic setting. J. Paul's is one of them.

Our Story
Our award winning J. Paul's 1889 Amber Ale is a unique blend of five different malted barleys from the prime growing areas in America, five premium hops from both sides of the Atlantic, crystal clear Loudoun County spring water and a distinctive ale yeast that has been passed down through many generations. J. Paul's Amber Ale is a testament to the brewer's art, and will surely satisfy the palate of even the most discriminating drinker.

Reserve a Table

A Dining Saloon...we welcome you to walk-in and join us anytime. Reservations for groups larger than 10 on weekends or holidays are strongly recommended. Please call us directly to make sure we have a table ready for you! 202.333.3450
We look forward to the pleasure of seeing you soon!

Read about the 1889 Room
1889 Room
1889 Room

Enjoy private dining in our 1889 Room, located on the 2nd floor of J.Paul's. Its mahogany walls, wood floors and eclectic style give the room a warm & classy atmosphere. Long, magnificent windows overlook historic M Street, in the heart of Georgetown. The 1889 Room is great for all occasions: birthdays, holiday parties, rehearsal dinners, celebrations, business luncheons, cocktail parties, and even televised sporting events.

The 1889 Room can comfortably seat up to 35-40 guests for sit-down dinner and has sufficient space for 50 guests for a stand-up cocktail/passed appetizer party. Parties larger than what can be accommodated in the 1889 Room are welcomed and can be housed semi-privately or privately in the main dining room.

J.Paul's offers customized menus, buffet or sit down dinner. Our chef will work with you to ensure the menu is to your liking and specifications.

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1889 Room

Enjoy private dining in our 1889 Room, located on the 2nd floor of J.Paul's. Its mahogany walls, wood floors and eclectic style give the room a warm & classy atmosphere. Long, magnificent windows overlook historic M Street, in the heart of Georgetown. The 1889 Room is great for all occasions: birthdays, holiday parties, rehearsal dinners, celebrations, business luncheons, cocktail parties, and even televised sporting events.

The 1889 Room can comfortably seat up to 35-40 guests for sit-down dinner and has sufficient space for 50 guests for a stand-up cocktail/passed appetizer party. Parties larger than what can be accommodated in the 1889 Room are welcomed and can be housed semi-privately or privately in the main dining room.

J.Paul's offers customized menus, buffet or sit down dinner. Our chef will work with you to ensure the menu is to your liking and specifications.

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Please allow 24 hours for us to contact you via email or phone. Requests submitted after 2pm on Fridays or holidays will be followed up with on the following business day.

What's Happening

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday - Thursday

11:30 am - 2:00 am

Friday

11:30 am - 3:00 am

Saturday

10:30 am - 3:00 am

Sunday

10:30 am - 2:00 am

*Kindly note that hours of operation are subject to change around holidays or special events.
J.Paul's – Your Georgetown Neighborhood Bar

CONTACT US

Phone

202.333.3450

Address

3218 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Private Dining/Catering

202.333.3450 or send us an email.

Advertising/Public Relations
& Media Inquiries/Marketing/Donations

202.339.6810 or send us an email.


Questions?

What is the dress code?
J.Paul's Saloon is your neighborhood bar. We welcome you in what you find most fitting and comfortable for the occasion in which you are joining us.
What is parking like & is Valet available?

Street Parking and Garage Parking are available in Georgetown. Most street parking in the area is Metered Parking. (Kindly note that it is suggested all street signs are carefully read prior to parking in Metered or other street parking, as restrictions may be enforced during certain times of day/night.)

Parking Garages are located in the vicinity and easily accessible. The Colonial Parking lot next to us is always an option. Other garages and lots are located in the Shops of Georgetown (entrance on Wisconsin Ave) and on Prospect Street. Hours of operation and parking rates vary.

What is the most convenient method of Public Transportation available to J.Paul's?

The red, black and yellow-striped DC Circulator bus links cultural, entertainment and business destinations within the city. The Dupont-Georgetown-Rosslyn lines runs from the Dupont South metro station to the Rosslyn metro station, with stops along M Street. The Union Station-Georgetown line runs from Union Station to Georgetown via K Street and back to Union Station with stops on M Street traveling eastbound. The fare is $1. For more information visit: www.DCCIRCULATOR.COM.

Visit goDCgo's website, www.GODCGO.COM to find the best way to get to J.Paul's in Georgetown. Just enter your starting location and J.Paul's address: 3218 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007 into the interactive map. The website lists Metro stations, bus lines, walking directions and more to ensure the most efficient route.

CLOSEST METRO STOP: The Foggy Bottom GWU Metro is a 15-20 minute walk to J.Paul's. Take the Blue/Orange Line to the Foggy Bottom-GWU station and walk 5 blocks along side Washington Circle and Pennsylvania Avenue to reach M Street in Georgetown. J.Paul's is on the right hand side as cross over Wisconsin Avenue.3218 M Street.

Is your Chef able to accommodate Dietary Restrictions?
We strive to ensure that all guests are able to dine with us, regardless of their dietary restrictions. We request that you let us know upon making your reservation of any allergies and/or other restrictions you may have so that we may inform the Chef and do our very best to accommodate them. Should you or your guests have any severe allergies or restrictions, we would highly recommend your taking extreme caution in dining in our establishment, as we do prepare seafood, products with nuts, and other foods that are common allergens, and therefore cannot guarantee traces may not be present. Please let your server know of all allergies and dietary restrictions when dining with us.
Are children welcome at J.Paul's?
We welcome guests of all ages, and have a special Kid's Menu awaiting your arrival! We encourage you to dine early, as J.Paul's is a lively atmosphere as the night wears on. We welcome the family, school groups, and church groups, especially if you're on vacation or visiting DC for a special occasion. We will do our very best to accommodate any special requests for children and work to ensure their experience with us is memorable and fun!
Do you accommodate Large Parties, Private Parties or Buyouts?
Large parties and groups are most definitely welcome at J.Paul's. Our 1889 Room on the second floor is perfect for large groups, cocktail receptions and private events up to 50 guests. As well, we welcome buyouts for parties of 100-200 should you wish to make your event completely private. Buyouts have use of the entire restaurant, and may have a band or live music if desired. Let us know more about what you have in mind and we'll contact you with more information.