Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Where to find coffee, beer and WiFi


WASHINGTON, DC-June 2: Hill Country BBQ Restaurant in Penn Quarter. (Photo by Scott Suchman/For the Washington Post) (Scott Suchman - FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)
You’re not at work today. Maybe your power’s out, or maybe you just need an excuse to leave the house. You’d like something to drink, you think to yourself. And perhaps some WiFi. In fact, you’d like all of those things in once place.

Quick, to our list of coffee, beer and WiFi!

Coffeeshops with WiFi

Northside Social

With free WiFi, a comfortable dining room and a friendly staff, the coffee shop has quickly become a neighborhood favorite.

Qualia Coffee

Qualia doesn't just make each cup to order; it roasts its own beans in its Georgia Avenue space -- some days, nearly a dozen varieties -- under the Fresh Off the Roast label. 

Filter

Filter sets itself apart by serving locally roasted coffee from Caffe Pronto in Annapolis, with which it turns out such drinks as the flat white, an Aussie-born coffee that owner Rasheed Jabr describes as "a shrunken version of a latte."

Chinatown Coffee

The coffee is Chicago's Intelligentsia, and it's best experienced here in the small, potent cortado (an espresso cut with just a splash of warm milk, just enough not to distract from the syrupy coffee flavor).

Tryst

Laptop-toting patrons jockey for prime outlet position at this urban hipster hangout.

Pound on the Hill

At the boutique Pound on the Hill, you can warm up with a cup of fairtrade Joe from PT's Coffee Roasting Company or, if you have a sweet tooth, the decadent Nutella latte.

Bars with WiFi

Big Bear Cafe

While this Bloomingdale hangout is known for its coffee, it has a good selection of microbrews, including a few locals.

The Board Room

Is there a better way to kill an afternoon off than playing Risk, Taboo or Monopoly? Probably not. The board game-centric Board Room has happy hour until 7 p.m., a long menu of board games to play, and even a few video games and a pinball machine.

Busboys and Poets

The restaurant/bar/open mike venue/progressive bookstore has become an institution on 14th Street, as much for its free internet as for its creative cocktails.

Hill Country

Giant hunks of barbecue and a choice of six Shiner Bock beers on draft provide a taste of Texas while you browse the Web.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

The cafe at Dupont Circle’s top indie bookseller offers a better-than-average selection of microbrews and wine by the glass.

Union Pub

The Capitol Hill happy hour refuge is offering all-day drink specials, including $4 bourbons and $12 pitchers of beer. Stick around for trivia at 8 p.m.

By  |  12:48 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

 
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