Old Ebbitt is “Washington’s oldest, most historic saloon.” It is one of our go-to places for out-of-town guests; we took each set of parents here when we started dating. It is just around the corner from the White House; we watched the 2008 Presidential Election returns here. We’ve been told the breakfast is excellent (thanks, Mary Ann & Gus!). Our favorite time to visit is late at night for the half-price raw bar during Oyster Happy Hour. Closer to the hotel is Clyde’s, owned by the same company. The menus are very similar – a wide range from sandwiches & burgers to raw bar & steaks. They are both good with kids, too.