Penn Social, a new venue in Penn Quarter, gives you everything you could want. Our space boasts 13,000 square feet over two floors, with 3 bars, patio seating, 30+ draught beers, 2 stages and tons of games. We run 21+ aged events as varied as Trivia, happy hour music, live performances, cornhole tournaments, game shows with even more events in the works. We also facilitate game watches, corn hole leagues, classic arcade games, skee ball, shuffle board, foosball and even more (hint: Big Buck!). For the sports fan, Penn Social features a 22 foot HD better-than-the-stadium theater screen, as well as 7 other HD projection screens and HDTV's throughout.  When you are standing at the main bar (with 27 draft lines) you can watch 7 different NFL games at once and the smallest screen is 15 feet!  Tired of playing games? We have live DJ's during Late Nights at Penn Social on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, that keep the dance floor shaking all night long. This is a place for everyone. If you have an idea, contact us. (*Penn Social is not affiliated with or sponsored or endorsed by the University of Pennsylvania*)

Make your corporate meetings fun by renting out Penn Social during the day. We have a full range of A/V technologies, PowerPoint presentation capabilities on a 22 foot screen, seating for 200, wireless microphones, full stage with professional lighting setup, video/audio recording options and live streaming capabilities with a dedicated 10MBps internet connection. It's more than that though. At Penn Social, you can have a business get together, a birthday party, a happy hour rendevouz, a private party, a show, a concert or even a dance... and did we mention we have games?

So come on down to 801 E St and check out Penn Social for yourself.  We will be happy to give you a tour or let you be amazed on your own!

Hours of Operation

Monday-Wednesday: 4pm - Close
Thursday: 4pm - 2am
Friday: 4pm - 3am
Saturday: noon - 3am
Sunday: noon - Close

We are a 21 and over club. Must have ID to enter. 

Dress Code

After 9 PM Thursday, Friday & Saturday:

No Hats
No Sweatpants
No Plain White T-Shirts
No Tank Tops
No Do-Rags or bandanas
No Hoodies with the Hood Up
No Sunglasses Inside
No Timberlands
No Overcoats

Happy Hour

Happy Hour is every afternon, Monday through Sunday, 4pm-7pm. 
$2 Off All Draft Beers
$5 Drinks
$6 Wine

For more info on Penn Social's Happy Hour, visit here

We are a 21 and over club. Must have ID to enter. 

Main Bar

CORNHOLE, High top tables, a huge bar with 28 draft lines, pool, classic arcade games, skeeball, shuffleboard, foosball, bubble hockey, pop-a-shot, ping-poing, a photo booth, and more abound in our den of fun.  We also have a stage with professional sound and lighting for live shows and DJ parties, 15+ different draft beers at one bar, and a ton of fun games just lying around like giant Connect Four & giant Jenga. 


Our street-level bar. Rectangular wooden and high-school science tables, couches, a stage with live music, board games, giant Jenga, and events as varied as trivia and acoustic sets. Think of your grandma’s living room, if your grandma were cool (and had a stage). We also have a comfortable outdoor patio, with the temperature carefully controlled by the precise movements of the Earth and the Sun.

Seasonal Bar

Downstairs you can find our seasonal bar. We feature Octoberfests and Pumpkins in the fall, Dunkels & Schwarzbiers in the winter, along with refreshing ales & lagers of the wheat and fruit variety come the spring & summer. This is the spot to come drink some awesome seasonal brews in DC. Check out the current listing here

Game Rates


Sun-Wed: $8/hour
Thurs-Sat: $12/hour



Sun-Wed: $12/hour
Thurs-Sat: $20/hour



Every Saturday! Every Sunday! We've got the Big Ten Package & the NFL Ticket. All games shows on HD Projections. $12 Bud Light Pitchers every Saturday & Sunday for gameday until 7pm. This is no joke. We love football. Come watch your favorite team! Plus, free Shuffleboard and Pool play until 4pm Saturday and Sunday! We are home to many alumni groups. The Pac 12 can call Penn Social home. We get the games!


We love soccer! We carry many international matches and will always check to see if we have a game you want to watch. DC United Fans, we are an official DC United Bar Partner. Come watch the games at Penn Social. So come on down for soccer (ok fine, for you international peoples, football) and some great beer games! As the World Cup looms, prepare your outings accordingly! We will be watching, partying, eating, and drinking all in the name of international play in the summer of 2014!


Every Tuesday at 7pm, join Penn Social and District Trivia for the best Trivia in town with $4 Smuttynose Finest Kind IPA on draught. Great questions, awesome interactive rounds and killer atmosphere. Winners get a $25 Penn Social gift certificate. Runners up get a free pitcher of beer. BIG WINNERS ARE POSSIBLE COMCAST SPORTS NET TRIVIA CHALLENGE WINNERS. For more info, visit here

Game Show Night

From the people who bring you District Trivia, we present: PENN SOCIAL GAME SHOW NIGHT! District Fued, District Pyramid, District Link. Prizes. Drink Specials. It's all happening. $4 Brooklyn Lager. FREE Pitchers to the winning teams. For more info, visit here

Late Night

Come play and dance. Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday, at 10pm, Penn Social gets DOWN! Tons of games. Cheap draught beer. What more could you ask for DC? Check out our events page for more info on what's going on!

Government Worker/Military Discount

Show your Military ID or First Responder's Card and recieve 10% off your bill. Thank You!


We Love beer at Penn Social.. We have three bars,  each with something different to offer. At our street level bar, you will find eight consistent choices.You can expect Bud Light, Guiness, Brooklyn Lager, Peroni, a Hoppy/Seasonal Beer, A Wheat/Seasonal Beer, and a Hard Cider. Downstairs at the Seasonal Bar, you will find just that - seasonal beer, often locally brewed craft draft, which can rotate weekly. At the Main Bar, you will find a variety of over 15 different beers at any given time ranging from your favorite standbys such as Yuengling and Shock Top to small batch craft beers that rotate often. At Penn Social we value quality, and variety - come down and try something new today!

Alumni Groups

College Football and Basketball are the name of the game at Penn Social, and we host alumni groups from all corners of the country. Because ours is one of the few bars in DC that has the PAC 12 Network, Local Alumni Groups from institutions like the University of Southern California, Arizona University, Colorado University and Washington State University call Penn Social home. Local chapters from James Madison and Georgetown also come to Penn Social for their game watches. If you would like to watch your school's games at Penn Social, just let us know - we have more than enough room for everyone! 

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Upcoming Events

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