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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1331 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1107
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambience --lots of nice people Fantastic selection of bourbon & cigars. Just a good solid joint to have a drink in

1  Thank HonestMcHonest
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We were searching desperately for somewhere to get lunch when we spotted Shelley's Back Room and decided to try it. It was a bit quiet when we arrived, probably because it was about 2.30pm in the afternoon. I noticed that it was also a cigar...More

1  Thank kenc
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Need a cigar and a cold beverage? Need to talk business while you're having both? Here is the place. In years past - and I confess to not having been here for four or five years - it was boring. Went tonight and totally different...More

Thank frank k
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

My partner and I visited on a Wednesday evening after an unpleasant day of travelling. We instantly felt comfortable in this pub due to the warm lighting and the dark wood fixtures. Our server was a knowledgeable, attentive but approachable older man who made us...More

1  Thank Melter S
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful cigar bar with a food menu. Personally, I never ate there but I did drink quite a few whiskeys and smoked even more cigars. Their cigar menu is incredibly large and the bartenders are willing to help you pick out something you'll enjoy.

Thank Blake E
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I was looking for a cigar bar and Shelly's was just a few blocks away from my hotel. Non-assuming location and appearance. They claim a good ventilation system and they weren't kidding. I sat at the bar and enjoyed the libation menu. After selecting a...More

Thank mikelynxx
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I recently was in DC for business. I had heard great things about Shellys. I must admit it was much better that I expected. The ambiance reminds me of days gone by when folks would meet up and conduct major business transactions over a scotch...More

1  Thank ddmullis
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Very relaxing cigar bar and restaurant in the heart of downtown Washington, DC. Mike, the bartender, pours awesome drinks from a very well stocked bar and will recommend a very fine cigar at a reasonable price. If your hungry the variety on food items on...More

Thank awacsacft
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I visited Shelly's twice during my stay in DC. The wings are excellent and the selection of drinks is very good. Service was a little spotty as I was traveling by myself and I seemed to get lost in the shuffle at times.

Thank KWRref
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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