Reviews of American Ice Company (Restaurant)

917 V St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

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At present the firm gets a rating of 4.3 out of 5 and this score has been based on 376 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF American Ice Company IN Virginia

Donald Hawkins

Small draft beer service but the ~6 to 7 drafts are SOLID. Food is amazing. Pet friendly and a great outdoor place to hang out with friends. Very pet friendly.

Emily Fagan

Best kind of neighborhood bar. Great people, great vibe, great beer!

Emilie Fares

The nachos with steak here are amazing. I really like the energy here. Pretty fun and chill. Staff always seems to be in a good mood too which is really nice.

Aszia Burrell

It's hip and homey.

Nathan Wittstruck

The design of the bar is nice. The food and beer are good, but rather expensive. The deal-breaker is the fratty crowd at night.

Bob Overing

(Translated by Google) Nachos (Original) NACHOS

Amalia Lopez

Cool atmosphere. Year round outdoor patio. Amazing swatchos

Jeff Gruber

Really fun bar that screams out hipster! All of our drinks were served in reused glass jars, which was a cute touch, and the beers on tap were nice and crafty. We ordered some sort of pork nachos appetizer which was the epitome of moreish (as in, the more you eat it, the more you want more).The inside had this reused industrial feel to it, and was a big open space that's perfect for seating big parties or just for an intimate meetup. Choose this place if you need to restore your hipness levels or impress whoever you're meeting

Lauren W


Jeremy Del Moral

Good bar. Works diligently at being a hipster dive bar but ultimately it is a yuppy DC bar. Prices are about $6-$8 for drinks depending on what you are ordering.

Erica Palmisano

Delicious food and a great ambiance. The service and unpretentious beer selection.

Andrew Sharp

Really cool space. The night we went was super crowded so the service wasn't awesome but had a great time.

Eddie O'Brien

Joe is hot.

Adam Barr

Almost always overcrowded on a nice day. Lines for the restroom and the bar are entirely too long.

Esther Adetunji

Swachos, I need say anything else.

Joey P

Typical new DC bar. Attempts to give off a divey, neighborhood vibe, but that's tough to do when your beers cost $8.

Kimberly Kruse

Poor selection, rude staff

Kurt Dahl

Great patio, drink selection, and decent menu. Perfect place to grab a drink before or after seeing a movie at Atlantic Plumbing.

Essie Wagner

It's loud but it has reasonable bbq. Great place for a group.


I thought we had the best BBQ nachos in TN.... I was wrong, they are right here.

Anna James

Love the outdoor patio and that the main bar doors are open in nice weather. The draft beer comes in mason jars and they have good cocktails too. The BBQ is also delicious. Great place to stop on the way to 930 club!

Gerda Gaetjen

Barbecue place slightly hidden behind a wall. Almost walked past it, if it wasn't for the music we wouldn't have noticed it. The brisket sandwich and queso dip and chips were what we expected, they also have a good beer selection.

Marc Merius

Great vibe everytime I come here. Make sure you get an order of the Swatchos!

Melissa Barron

American Ice was rightfully popular on Saturday night. They have plenty of indoor and outdoor seating options. The prices are reasonable and the drink service was prompt. As a wine enthusiast, I would have preferred to have more options to choose from. The industrial decor and open concept enhance the atmosphere and overall experience at the bar.

Sophia Ch

This is my go to before concerts at the 9:30 club. Limited food menu but all is good. Pretty good drink menu and the staff is always friendly though sometimes distracted.

Alison Curtis

American Ice is a little oasis of simplicity in the heart of the city. There's a great beer selection (I can always count on them for some Blood Orange IPA) accompanied by an unpretentious hipster vibe. Regarding food, we tried the swachos and enjoyed them as a nice snack.

Edward Apsey

Very busy, but great for people watching before the shows at the 9:30 Club.

Joseph LaCava

Love this place when they don't have the bouncer who won't accept my temp ID.

Bradley Burton

AIC is great. Joe Love is the best bartender in DC.

Daniel Markham

Horrible service. Took 20 minutes to get our check and we were forced to pay a 20% gratuity because we have 4 friends. Won’t be back.

Abby Todd

My second home! Do yourself a favor & order the Swatchos... add their hot sauce... and a cold Radler!

Phil Dalencour

Super low key and chill environment. From the outside in you can tell it's a chill spot which was very much appreciated the night we went. Had no intentions of turning it up at all. Bartender was cool an the scene was a mix of trendy and professionals young and mature. I'd recommend a return or a first try.

Morgan Fykes

Fun little hole in the wall bar in the neighborhood.

Alex DiCaprio

Serves some decent food selections with an Excellent outdoor area with bench seating. Perfectly situated near 930 club for pregame activities

Psysword Rizvi

Best place in DC.


I like that one could smoke outside in the patio

Tracie Nichole

The pickled veggies are awesome, the quest Blanco is good as well. Nice neighborhood bar feel to it. I'd say the worst part about this place is the stools...not very comfortable, sit at a table or outside. Good prices, not too expensive.

Shelby Drulis

Hipster central--they serve canned beers with a mason jar that you can fill yourself.

David Stoker

Ice House is a real hidden treasure in Northwest. A quick walk from 9:30 Club, this is a great place for pre/post show drinks and food. The atmosphere and decor are really great and they have a great draft beer menu. They have a basic barbecue menu, but the food is fantastic. Check this place out!

Breezy’s Life

Great experience the staff are awesome they make u feel like family

Joel Munoz

Best nachos!!!

Taylor Rhodes

Low key, laid-back bar with decent music

Chad Twigg

I go here before every concert. Never a bad crowd in here. Always nice. Great pulled pork.

Aisatsana t

Good place to eat before a movie or show.

Yvana Petros

Great atmosphere and draft selections

Moira Dhaliwal

A nice space for drink specials before going out on U Street - this bar can get somewhat uncomfortable with the smell of cigarettes lingering in the air. The beers on tap are top notch and the comfortable atmosphere is a great place to meet up with friends before taking a night out on the town.

Valerie R. Coffman

Basically a dive bar with a hipster vibe. The outdoor space is nice.

Michael Crockett

Neat atmosphere and great homemade food.

Geoff Hunter

Cool spot, beer selection was mediocre.

Molly Allen

Overly crowded and extremely hot if you ask me.

Lauren Donnelly

I couldn't be happier that American Ice Company is the closest bar to my condo door. Although a bit overcrowded on Friday and Saturday evenings (what good bar in DC isn't?), I love going and sitting outside or at the bar on a Sunday afternoon or any other night of the week. Highly recommend their Veggie Nachos.

Shorty Pump

Good place to pre-show for 9:30

Jeffrey Whitmore

Great bar but overwhelmingly crowded at times.

Seth Menter


Ines E.C.

This bar is great, the ambiance is cool and chill, the drinks are good AND cheap.

Terry Lundy

Great spot good selection and yummy food.

Brandon Ey

Cool Place. Neat drinks. Bad sign, hard to find. Grilled cheese was awesome.

Stephanie C. Whelpley

It's a cool spot, but gets too crowded, and personally nothing really sets it apart from other bars.

K Keen

Long but mostly unremarkable beer list. Food is served on paper plates. Not sure if that's supposed to contribute to the aesthetic, but it seems wasteful.

Bethany Benisch

Love this bar. Add it to the list of must goes. American Ice stays open until 2 no matter the traffic. The ambiance is great. I will frequent here again when I'm in DC.

Michelle Winter

Decent beers and prices in a low key setting

Shreya Tulsiani

Chill bar

Benjamin Sun

Very relaxed place with good food and drinks. The kitchen is open late and probably some of the best BBQ in town. Drinks come in mason jars which I could do without.

Jonny Newburgh

I love their swatchoes. They're honestly the only reason I go their.

Paul Needleman

Great pre or post 930 club spot for beers


An average place where you can hangout for a night, if you do not want to spend much on drinks. They serve whiskey along with pickle juice which sounds interesting at first. However it is nothing but just plain brine. The whiskey is also not so great. It could be appealing to smokers to be able to smoke in their half closed outdoor sitting area.

Paul Masbeth

Great chill bar. Everyone loves it in the summer but I love going in the winter when their cocktails really warm you up.

Robert Eichler

The service you get here is head and shoulders above any other fast food and frankly better than a lot of standard full service restaurants. Employees are polite and friendly. The food is fresh and delicious. Presented beautifully too. Just give this place a shot and you won't regret it.

Ian Chand

Nice spot for the weekend


Great bar and place to hang out, worst half smoke I've ever had.

Matt Silverman

Great bar, prices, and atmosphere.

Mike Reid

Hipster bar in DC

Bradley Cain

So fun! Get the nachos!


Perfect atmosphere.


The beer is fantastic, bar and atmosphere inviting. The swachos were awesome but I would have appreciated a few more ingredients. Became cold blocks of cheese by the end.

Mika Williams

Eh, nothing special. Very crowded and hot. Hipster vibe.

Graham Campbell

This place is good. Has terrific swachos (swine nachos) It can get packed and can be somewhat douchey but they have good beer

Stefan Stratton

Great bar with patio. Excellent beer selection and food. One of my favorites to go out to for happy hour.

Jessica Brigance

Great atmosphere with a wide selection of food and drinks!!! Even great vegetarian options!!!!

Abby Green

Good service, cheap drinks and some.decent food. The queso and nachos are OK, the pickled veggies are great. You can get a tall boy Tecate for $5!

Raju Biswas


Evan Barclay

Fun spot with nice outdoor area.


Great spot for beers and grub. Got the swachos and they were very tasty, but can't say the same for the chili (it was just chili). Vibe, beer selection, comfort and friendliness of staff all good and I would definitely come back. It's nice that it's a little of the beaten path of U Street, too, which may mean it's less crowded than some of the regular haunts on that strip. All in all, a recommended watering hole for when you're thirsty.

Erik Nilsson


Chris Yates


Julian Hunt

Col, retro hang out.

Bart Stoffels

Nice bar for Happy hour :-)

Jeremy Sutherland

Favorite bar in DC. Well this or Lost and Found

Abhik Modak

One of the best pub in DC.

M Dembski

Good BBQ and selection of beer. EXTREMELY loud so don't expect to be able to hear yourself.

Brian Peres

Great spot with outdoor seating including heaters in winter. Smoking is allowed outside be aware. Gets crowded but good atmosphere with good beer selection and good food.

Austin Graff

When American Ice Company first opened, it was the coolest thing. It's on the edge of U Street so you felt like you stumbled upon a hidden gem. The decor is unique and half the restaurant is outside heated with heat lamps during the winter. The service is good and the food fine. That's where I give it a three star. The food isn't amazing, but it does it's job. It comes out on a cheap paper plate and is smaller in portions but you pay DC prices for it. They have an okay beer list and have Crispin hard cider in a can. Four years ago, it was the bee's knees of DC, but now it's another average restaurant for locals to hang out in.

Darien Salehy

sweet outdoor area. good cocktails

christian yaglenski

Cool little place, good selection of beer and drinks with everything served out of mason jars.

John Baker


Mimi Nguyen

Awesome patio space with good drinks and food. Highly recommend the swatchos and picklebacks!

Vinh Le


JP Poodt

Order the swachos! Enough food for 2-3 to share. They used to serve pitchers, not sure if they still do, but they were a good deal. Nice outdoor seating, but watch out for smokers if you don't like second hand smoke. Dog friendly as well.

Kavi Vyas

Sports bar. Kinda crowded. Young crowd.

Xavier Schmitt

Nice bar, great location

Ian Champ

Good spot for food and drinks. It can get slammed though, so come early if you want a table. Especially on the weekends.

Ben M

Great DC bar. No dancing if you're into that, but good atmosphere with outdoor patio and reasonable prices.

Monica B

It was louder than usual on Saturday night around 7pm, but still managed to hear my friends speak. Had the veggie chili, cornbread, and pickled veggies, all of which were good. It was kind of cold, so don't expect a super warm cozy place when you show up.

Todd Blose

Good time, good drinks, good people!

Cloud Storm

Awesome drinks

Maeve Sheridan

Faaaar too small n crowded

Brian Rowe

Tasty barbecue and good beers to go with it


Chill atmosphere good service good drinks

Paul-Newell Reaves

Open late on a Sunday night

Tristan Willis

Great laid back vibe. Lovely outdoor area for summer/mild winter days.

Jas Nava

Cool relaxed atmosphere, reasonably priced.

Christopher McRoy

Swachos with pulled pork and queso brings me back every time....

Derek DiGiacomo

It's a pretty straight forward bar with some good drink specials throughout. No frills, no pretentiousness. Can get quite crowded during peak hours.

Carl Sturges

Great space!

Andrew Seavey

Great beers, food and atmosphere. Always have a good time here.

Katrin KM

Stumbled upon this place last night before a show at the 9:30 Club; loved the look of it and the fact that they have outdoor seating; beer selection good but pricey and I don't get the jam jar glass thing? Why is that considered to be the "cool" thing these days? I'd rather drink out of a beer glass, to be honest...The food was a real disappointment, though!! We had the BBQ platter with pork and brisket (and beans and slaw) - the beans were good, the slaw was ok but really needed salt but the meat was anything but good - very dried up, especially the brisket - dry, crumbly pieces...the pork was a little better but rather boring tasting...We continued on to Garden District, where the brisket is out of this world and they serve German beer on draft!! I still liked this place, but it needs improvement on the food front - and maybe better buck off just one of the beers on draft for a Happy Hour deal is really not wonderful!!

Francisco Estevez

Great place for drinks!

Steven Jansen

Wants to be hip but trying to hard. Go somewhere else.

James J Reilly III

Swatchos + picklebacks = always a good time.

Bishoy Gaid

I just love it

John Mecklin

I came in, had one drink, and the bartender cut me off for being "too drunk". Completely unreasonable. Literally the worst bar experience I had in D.C. I'll never go again .

Mike Stone

Great beer selection and the pork nachos were amazing! A very nice spot if love to visit again.

Ben Roode

Great outdoor space for drinks when it's a reasonable temperature outside: kind of like an enclosed biergarten. Hip people, young crowd, all I had were beers son can't comment on any mixed drinks. About as good as you can expect from a DC bar in a hip part of town.

Tim King

Love this place. Good prices for DC and the nachos are really really really good.

kipkirui korir

Nice place but dominated by young population and limited space especially in winter when outside sitting is not possible

Tom Stowe

My favorite spot in dc. Get there early to catch the bbq

Megan John

Best. Nachos. Ever.

Danielle Kaeble

Love American ice company! Friendly staff, good beer selection and fun picnic tables out front. Swachos are a must!

chris hamby


Jeffrey Johnson

This is a great drinking bar, good environment, good outdoor seating. It can be loud and busy in the 6-9 p.m. range but still worth visiting. You have to get swatchos.

B M Washington

A great neighborhood bar

Johanna Reyes Funes

Love it

Ben G. Green

good bbq in a pinch

JC Kollmorgen

Nice patio and good beer selection. Although I like drinking out of mason jars, I feel like you get less beer for your money. It's a pretty happening spot so expect it to be crowded and noisy. I like that it's off of the main U street drag and is a little hidden.

Nathan Hunt

Craving for ribs? Try theirs. It will make you crave it more as you eat it! Awesome bartender, and a great food.

James Gentile

Good outdoor space but limited food selections.

Sanjeev Verma

this is a great bar if you’re super basic

carissa ryan

Food was great and the staff friendly!! We will be back!

Lukas Swrt

Nice atmosphere and good service

Secrett Happy Place

Brisket. Smoked everything. Cheese liquid homemade cheese. Pickled beets. Beer in mason jars.

Eileen Sullivan

I have patronized the American Ice Company a number of times. They have a great selection of beers and provide a nice dose of comfort foods (swachos, brisket sandwich or platter) given their limited kitchen space. Constructed in what looks like an old warehouse, it's great use of an industrial space which opens up to a large patio with picnic tables (of a beer garden-esque style). A definite neighborhood favorite.

Steven Hess

The swanchos!!! Epic pulled pork and queso over chips. I don't know what it is but the combined ingredient is even Better than all of them alone! Also, grilled cheese +tomato soup is pretty good. The tomato soup is spicier than most, but delicious.

Kenneth Taylor-Sutton

Always been a fav

Amanda Kempe

Awful food but nobody comes here for the food. A man broke a glass next to me at the bar and although the bartenders were told, 10 mins later I'm stepping on broken glass. When I reminded the bartenders that me and everyone around me is stepping on glass, the bartender responded, "We're a little busy if you didn't notice. You can go somewhere else." I wasn't demanding a drink, I was reminding them that myself and others are a liability standing on broken glas. Based on the response, the bartenders could not care less. Def not coming back which isn't a huge loss because this place is more a headache than anything else. It used to be the only place to go in the area, now go to wet dog or literally anywhere else.

Wayne Hawkins

Great place to sit outdoors and enjoy some good beers and cocktails. Dog friendly.

Chris Worrell

Solid beer selection, okay service, decent food,.

Matthew Panton

Great bar with a medium sized patio. The bar food really sets the place apart. You can order BBQ and other snacks from the bar at anytime during the night. The food quality isn't gourmet but hits the spot.

Geet Jeswani

Great vibes and solid on tap choices. Come on Sunday afternoons.

Jerome Lamboy

A bit crowded

Kara Young

Loud as hell on weekends! Like can't talk to people and getting migraine sort of loud. Good beer pitchers though.

Rodo Roma

Excelente, exótico, cómodo

William Peterman

Great patio and good beer selection. Can get super crowded on nice day

Christopher Azar

Hipster vibes. Mason jars.

Allison Lau

Definitely a hip bar with some great patio space (heated as well). Tried their milk stout and the grilled cheese. Their food menu mainly consists of southern comfort food, with a few twists. I'm coming back for both the food and beer. Great for large groups!

kevin micol

My Lord had a splendid time, the wenches were to his liking, and the mead was delightful. The black plague does not touch this humble establishment!

Jessie Wilson

Swatchos are amazing

Andrew Fix

The nachos we're really good. Service was adequate.

Ram Prasanth

Good place

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