Angles

Billiards Bar, Bar
Find good conversation over pool, darts and an eclectic selection of beers.
Fri-Sat 6:00pm- 3:00am Sun-Thu 6:00pm- 2:00am
(Adams Morgan)
Dupont Circle (Red Line)
202-462-8100
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Editorial Review

Despite the pool rack and cue on the neon sign outside, Angles is not just about billiards. Opened in 1995 by Pat O'Donnell, a freelance photographer fresh from the battlefields of Afghanistan, Yugoslavia and the Persian Gulf, Angles is a clean, well-lit place where stories are traded and acquaintances made over bottles, pints or even liters of beer.

The clientele is eclectic but draws more from the Adams-Morgan neighborhood than outside. Imported draft and bottled beers and the French cuisine at the well-reviewed Little Fountain Cafe in the basement seem to lure a few more dry-cleaned wardrobes than some of the neighboring establishments. It can be a good place to take a date.

The decor reflects the owner, with framed photos from various insurrections on the walls. Between the two pool rooms – one generally taken by the serious players, one for friends hanging out – three dart boards (league night on Wednesdays), front bar and the basement restaurant, there's space aplenty. There is never a cover charge or a lack of good conversation.

– J.J. McCoy