Most of you have celebrated Cinco de Mayo with tacos and margaritas. How about stepping it up a notch with LA-style tacos and a vast menu of pairing tequilas? That’s right, Spotluck spot Johnny Pistolas puts a fresh twist on a perennial favorite. This Mexican Taqueria bar is the closest you'll get to that authentic west coast cuisine. Come out tonight and enjoy a live DJ and Salsa dancers, $2.00 tacos, plus beer, margarita and tequila specials. And they'll have a Piñata for you to beat to pieces.

Can't make it tonight? Well they also host a bottomless Bruncharia every Saturday and Sunday starting at 10:30 am! This unique style of brunch features roving servers dispensing a never-ending selection of delicious brunch goodies.


Johnny Pistolas
2333 18TH ST NW
(202) 817-3255


Monday: 4:30 pm – 1:30 am
Tuesday: 4:30 pm – 1:30 am
Wednesday: 4:30 pm – 1:30 am
Thursday: 4:30 pm – 1:30 am
Friday: 4:30 pm – 2:30 am
Saturday: 4:30 pm – 2:30 am
Sunday: 4:30 pm – 1:30 am


Spotluck Spotlight: Bourbon

Nestled in the heart of Adams Morgan, less than a mile from the Metro’s red line, you’ll find neighborhood favorite, Bourbon. This renowned Spot perfectly encapsulates the vibes of AdMo. A solid menu of spruced-up classics (knife n’ fork chicken nuggets, crab cake sliders?!?) is accompanied by cocktails crafted by seasoned mixologists and a bourbon menu that would make a Kentuckian feel right at home. And enjoy all of this on an open-air back patio that embodies the lounginess found in many Spots along its stretch. Oh, and they really have an awesome front door - so walk right on in.

Have a late Saturday night? Bourbon has the cure with an all-day Sunday brunch. Visit them this Saturday for a special Kentucky Derby celebration featuring juleps and drink specials.


Bourbon Adams Morgan
2321 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Monday 5:00 pm – 1:30 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm – 1:30 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm – 1:30 am
Thursday 5:00 pm – 1:30 am
Friday 5:00 pm – 1:30 am
Saturday 5:00 – 10:30 pm
Sunday 5:00 – 10:30 pm

Spotluck Spotlight: Southern Hospitality

If you're trekking from the red line to Adams Morgan, one of the first restaurants you'll see is Southern Hospitality (SoHo).  On the corner of Adams Mill Rd. & Columbia Rd., you'll notice their covered outdoor patio, ready to welcome you with delectable southern-inspired food and drinks.

Southern Hospitality lives up to their name by providing a combination of hearty food & big portions. All paired with a nice variety of craft beers or an inventive house cocktail. Brunch, lunch, or dinner, you'll be leaving happy with enlightened tastebuds and a full belly. So take a spin with Spotluck and get ready to enjoy some southern comfort in Washington DC. Be the first to hit SoHo after this post, and the meal's on us (you'll notice the "100%" - see our earlier blog post for details)!!



Southern Hospitality
1815 Adams Mill Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009

Monday: 4:00 pm – 1:00 am
Tuesday: 4:00 pm – 1:00 am
Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 1:00 am
Thursday: 4:00 pm – 1:00 am
Friday: 11:00 am – 2:00 am
Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Sunday: 10:00 am – 12:00 am

Introducing The Spotlight Spin - 100% OFF!

Each time we Spotlight one of our Spots, we're giving 100% off to the next person that lands on that Spot.  It's our way of sharing a bit of local deliciousness.  Keep an eye on our blog and social media for our Spotlights and aim for that 100% on the spin wheel!

It's good for the day, and as with all Spotluck discounts, limited to $50 max. For more details visit our rules page.

Spotluck Spotlight: Mistero Bar & Italian Grille


Home is where the heart is, and in the case of Mistero Bar & Italian Grille, that place is in the kitchen.  Let them welcome you to their home. Owner David Kline opened his Italian Spot in early 2012 and embarked on a mission to provide his guests with the highest degree of service possible and the freshest, finest quality food at reasonable prices, all in a soothing and comfortable environment. Many Mistero loyalists consider it a hidden gem, as the Spot is tucked off of Market Street behind the Church Street parking garage (see red pin in map below).

As the weather warms up this Spring, Mistero will offer an al fresco option on its new patio. So take a spin with Mistero on Spotluck, and enjoy the wonderful cuisine of classic Italian dishes and delicious drinks from their bar!


Mistero Bar & Italian Grille
18 Market Space
Frederick, MD 21701

Sunday-Monday: 11AM-10PM