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The Barking Dog

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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4723 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2901
+1 301-654-0022
11:30 - 00:30
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:30
Thu 11:30 - 00:30
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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St Helier, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, great atmosphere, good food, good beers. Whenever I'm in Bethesda I'm hanging out at the dog!

Thank karlsimpson
bethesda traveler
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and cool local scene, great bar selection and very good beer selections. Lots of young people and a varied clientele. Food was tasty and they have a late night scene, stayed till closing time.

Thank bwana1_10
Plano, Tx
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190 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is primarily a bar (fairly lively one) that I thought was a sandwich place. The name misled me. It worked out ok as they had a late night menu with BLT on it. It was a good sandwich.

1 Thank jimandbevh
San Diego, California
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103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This place is an authentic local bar. The beer on tap selection is good, and they have food with a limited menu that is available until very late. I think they close at 2:00. So, a good place to go if you want a late night drink and some basic bar food. Crowd was friendly enough, bartenders kept your glass... More 

Thank Stephen G
Fairfax, Virginia
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576 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Stopped in the Barking Dog for lunch - first time in a while. The burger was ok, but had a seasoning that didn't sit well with me. There are plenty of other menu items to try and perhaps a cold beer will help.

Thank ace4444
New York
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97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

public parking right next door was a big plus. service was fast and friendly. Good selection of beer and one of the better burgers I've had in a long time. If I lived closer to it, I would be there all the time

1 Thank quasitravel
Middletown, Ohio
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I walked here from the Residence Inn and I was glad that I did. I got a recommendation from another couple at the hotel so I figured what the heck. I was happy that this was my type of place with a good selection of beer, especially a number of craft beers from the area. Owen was the bartender the... More 

Thank Michael W
Sedalia, Missouri
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Ate dinner here one evening while staying in Bethesda. The service was good. Food was fine. Its a fun place to have a typical bar type meal. No complaints.

Thank turpski
Sarasota FL
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Good: Easy walk from Residence Inn Bethesda. Nice staff. Not overly crowded when we went at 730 p on a Fri. night. Has more draft beer selection than an average Budweiser bar. Food as expected at a bar - adequate but you wouldn't go there for the food. The black bean burger was fine, the hamburger with avocado was good... More 

Thank Katherine B
Austin, Texas
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

It's a dive, it's music and various food choices are random, but I like it. Not pretentious like most things in Bethesda. It's like putting on a comfortable pair of shoes.

Thank WCWC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4723 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2901
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-0022

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?