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Shelly's Back Room

$$ - $$$American, ,
1331 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1107
+1 202-737-3003
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1331 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1107
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Shelly's Back Room is near the corner of F & 14th Streets, NW, about 2 blocks from the White House. It's become a regular haunt for me because it's convenient location, friendly all-Thai staff, and it's the only cigar bar left in DC during the...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, my wife has heard me and friends talk about this place and she’s seen the pictures posted on FB so she wanted to try it. Even though it’s a cigar bar, I knew they had good food and that’s where we had dinner one...More

Thank UnmannedFarmer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were in town celebrating my 50th birthday and found this place in trip advisor. It was fantastic! Waitresses were attentive and friendly. Food was mediocre but them drinks 🍸 especially the lemon drop martini, was on point!! There were a bit...More

Thank 1QueenBee2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to meet up with friends for some good bar food and delicious drinks. The atmosphere is very relaxed and low key. Wings and nachos were excellent will definitely be back.

1  Thank GoodTimes771
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We decided to go have some drinks a good cigar and some food. What a great place has a huge selection of food and cigars. Also a very large variety of High quality liquor. Took an Uber here because parking is expensive and hard to...More

Thank lovetoswimohio
Reviewed 10 January 2018

I've been with professional colleagues for a visit (August 2017), as well as visits with friends (January 2018) and always enjoy the convenient location, various seating options and arrangements. The drink menu offers a great bourbon variety, my preference - and the food is good/average...More

Thank Courtney S
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here before, but every time we visit DC, we do come here for cigars and port primarily to round out a late night. They take great care of everyone, cut and light your smoke. The selection of cigars is a bit limited.

Thank Janine H
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

I popped into Shellys Back Bar around midday on Sunday. I had walked past a few times but decided to check it out, a good decision. The back bar has the style and feel of an old fashioned plush club room with lots of wood...More

Thank Derek M
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We were here a couple of times during our holiday. This bar is a nice meeting place, offering a selection of sigars and good drinks. The atmosphere is lovely relaxed. Cigars kan be smoked inside, in the whole place.

Thank Ingeborg_NL81
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Literally a great place for a meeting in a smoke filled back room in Wash DC. The scotch and bourbon selection was good as was the cigar selection. This is a cigar lounge that serves cocktails. I had no idea that they even offered food...More

Thank Jake V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
1:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1331 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1107
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-737-3003
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