Johnna’s Pick of the Week: The Ugly Mug (D.C)

[ 0 ] December 29, 2008 |

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This is a phrase that can be said about 8th streets little token of ugly beauty, The Ugly Mug. JKGF likes a nice decor but it’s really about the food for us. Now the Ugly Mug is not the beauty mark on the block but it has some of the best potato skins on this side of town and huge televisions for watching football to match. The atmosphere offers a super chill, laid back and friendly neighborhood bar/restaurant kind of effect. It is one of those places where jeans and a cute pair of boots (*for the ladies…) might be a little too dressed up;-) Throw on your Juicy Coutour sweats and black hoodies for this spot and enjoy some good ‘ole fashioned beer and football conversation.

We suggest you try the potato skins (of course!) and the wings…basically your typical bar food but with a little more TLC here;-) The seats and booths are old and torn so this is why this won’t be a looker, but enjoy it for what it is…a place where everybody knows your name!

The Where: 723 8th Street SE Washington, DC 20003

Phone: (202) 547-UGLY

Check it out here.

Picture source:

Ugly Mug on Urbanspoon

Category: Johnna's Pick of the Week, restaurant reviews, Washington D.C.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Washington, DC and North Carolina. All three places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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