Located at the east end of the H Street Corridor, The Pursuit Wine Bar features an extensive by-the-glass wine list paired with contemporary American comfort foods.


The Pursuit Wine Bar opened in June 2014 and is the inaugural restaurant creation of Thomas Boisvert and Kathleen Davis. Since opening its doors, The Pursuit Wine Bar has become a favorite for locals and was named The Best Wine Bar in DC  two years in a row by Washington City Paper (2015 and 2016).

The Pursuit Wine Bar's interior was designed by Boisvert and Davis and creates a comfortable and relaxing environment.  The first floor includes a lively bar, open kitchen and outdoor patio.  The upstairs lounge houses several comfortable couches and is an ideal setting to kick back and enjoy a few glasses of wine with good friends.  Regardless of where one sits, guests can enjoy over 45 different wines by the glass from a wine list that knows no geographical or varietal boundaries.  


(202) 758-2139


1421 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

dinner Hours

Mo - Th 5pm – 11pm or later
Fr & Sa 5pm – 12am or later


Mo Heavy Pour All Night
Tu & We 5pm - 7pm
Th & Fr 3pm - 7pm
Sa 5pm - 7pm

brunch hours

Sa & Su 11am – 3pm


photos by timothy hoagland

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Wine List

While we do our best to keep this list up to date, please note that our wine list changes frequently.

Beer & Cocktails



Heavy Pour Mondays

A favorite among H Street Corridor locals, every Monday is Heavy Pour Monday at The Pursuit Wine Bar. While our pours are always generous, every Monday we kick it up a few more notches and make our standard pour a sweet 250mL - that's one-third of a standard bottle of wine in every glass!

Mondays can be rough, but that doesn't mean your Monday evenings have to suffer, too. We can't make any promises about your Tuesday morning though.

The Pursuit of Trivial Knowledge

Join us every Wednesday at 7:30pm for Trivia in our upstairs lounge.  To learn more about weekly categories and to make reservations click here.  

Let's Talk Wine




Through a guided tasting we look at the typical characteristics of six popular and classic grape varietals (3 white and 3 red) and describe a basic methodical approach to describing and assessing wine. We will learn how to recognize the subtle, and subjective flavors of wines and, most importantly, how to convey those flavors and experiences to our friends and families. Light food items will also be shared.  

Participants will also receive a coupon for a 20% discount on their next visit to The Pursuit Wine Bar, show off their new skills.  The cost for the class is $39 and includes all tax and gratuity.  
To register for the class, on February 26, 2017, 5:00pm -7:00pm, click here.  


Gift Cards

Gift cards can be purchased at The Pursuit Wine Bar or online.  Gift cards purchased online will be delivered via email or text message and recipients even have the option of loading their gift card onto their iPhone Passbook! 

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Friday and Saturday evenings: We accept a limited number of reservations for parties of six to twelve guests.  To make a reservation please email or call (202) 758-2139.

Brunch (Saturday and Sunday 11a-3p): We accept reservations for all size parties during our brunch service.  To make a brunch reservation please email or call (202) 758-2139.  

For private parties greater than twelve guests please email