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The J. Paul’s bar in Georgetown boasts a 100-year old ¬†mahogany shotgun bar built by the Brunswick Balke Coolander Company. This iconic bar was previously housed in a grand saloon in the Chicago stockyards and many will swear over their scotch that Al Capone himself bellied up to that very bar. Iconic 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, J. Paul’s has become an icon 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¬†an icon.
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.
Call us at 202.333.3450
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.