Exterior of A League of Her Own on 18th Street NW
A League of Her Own Credit: Darrow Montgomery

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Update 2/14/2022: The restaurants and bars on this list published over the summer made moves to require proof of vaccination before the city’s mandate took effect on Jan. 15. After pausing updates given every hospitality establishment was required to check for proof of vaccination for indoor dining, City Paper will once again be updating this list. That’s because after just one month, Mayor Muriel Bowser decided to rescind the indoor vaccine mandate (effective Feb. 15). Details and reaction here. Those bars and restaurants that plan to continue requiring proof of vaccination to dine, and have expressed this clearly, will now be listed with two stars (**) next to their name.

City Paper will regularly update this running list. To be added, send relevant details to LHayes@washingtoncitypaper.com. Proof of vaccination refers to one dose of Johnson & Johnson or two doses of Moderna or Pfizer, unless other wise specified. Many establishments are communicating their proof-of-vaccination policies on social media, so it’s prudent to glance at an establishment’s accounts or website before venturing out for a meal.

Continuing to check after Feb. 15, 2022:

**Across The Pond
Proof of vaccination is required for indoor service. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or an immunization record on an app with an ID.

**All Souls
Effective Aug. 16, proof of vaccination is required for indoor and outdoor service. Customers can show their card or a photo of their card. (They’ll start checking sooner to get customers used to the policy, but 100 percent enforcement begins Aug. 16.)

**2Amys
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card or a certified vaccination record. They note that their entire staff is vaccinated.

**A League of Her Own
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination will be required for indoor dining. Customers can show a card or a photo of their card. “No exceptions, no arguing, no talking to the manager.”

**Bar Charley
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or an electronic record through MyIRMobile.

**Bedrock Billiards
Effective Aug. 16, proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Customers can show their card or a picture of their card. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within the past 72 hours.

**Beuchert’s Saloon
Effective immediately, proof of a single dose of a vaccine is required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, a photocopy of their card, an immunization record from a healthcare provider, or a record on an app like Clear.

**Boundary Stone
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required to dine for people 12 and older. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, a photocopy of their card, or an immunization record on an app.

**Brookland’s Finest
Proof of vaccination required. Customers can show their card or a photo of their card along with a photo ID.

**Calico
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination required for indoor and outdoor dining for patrons 12 and older. Customers can show their card, a photocopy or photo of their card, an immunization record from a healthcare provider, or an app record like Clear.

**Church Hall
Proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Customers can show their card or a photo of their card. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within the past 72 hours.

**City-State Brewing
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required for service. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or an electronic record.

**Cotton & Reed
Effective Aug. 13, proof of vaccination is required for indoor and outdoor service. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or a government-provided digital record.

**Crazy Aunt Helen’s
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required to dine. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or an online vaccination record.

**Doubles and Sonny’s
Proof of vaccination required, including for the patio. Customers can show their card or a digital copy of their card.

**Duck & The Peach
Effective Sept. 1, proof of vaccination will be required for indoor dining for customers who are 18 and older. Customers can show their card or a photo of their card. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from the past 48 hours.

**El Chucho
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or an electronic record through MyIRMobile.

**Ellē
Effective Aug. 28, proof of vaccination will be required for indoor dining for patrons who are 12 and older. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or a certified online record such as MyIR. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from the past 48 hours.

**Etto
Proof of vaccination required for indoor dining for customers 12 and older. Those who are 17 and older also have to show photo ID.

**Flight Wine Bar
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required for entry. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or an electronic vaccination record.

**Franklin Hall
Effective Aug. 19, proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Customers can show their card or a photo of their card. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within the past 72 hours.

**Free State
Effective Aug. 18, proof of vaccination will be required for indoor and outdoor service. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or a digital vaccine passport. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within the past 72 hours.

**Gravitas
Effective Aug. 24, proof of vaccination will be required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or a certified vaccination record. No proof of vaccination required for outdoor dining.

**Izakaya Seki
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required for entry. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within the past 48 hours.

**Jackie Lee’s
Proof of vaccination required.

**Jane Jane
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required for entry. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or a digital vaccination record.

**Kingfisher
Effective Aug. 18, proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or a digital vaccination record. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within the last 72 hours.

**La Collina
Effective Sept. 1, proof of vaccination will be required for indoor dining for customers who are 18 and older. Customers can show their card or a photo of their card. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from the past 48 hours.

**La Jambe
Proof of vaccination required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, a photocopy, or a digital vaccine record on an app.

**Little Coco’s
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or an electronic record through MyIRMobile.

**Lost & Found
Effective Aug. 18, proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or a digital vaccine passport. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within the last 72 hours.

**Lulu’s Winegarden
Effective Dec. 29, proof of vaccination required for all customers 12 and older for indoor dining only.

**Madam’s Organ
Proof of vaccination required. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or a digital vaccine record.

**Martha Dear
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required for indoor dining for customers who are 12 and older. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or a digital record.  

**metrobar
Effective Dec. 2021, proof of vaccination is required for entry. Customers can show a photo ID plus their card, a photo of their card, or a digital vaccine record.

**Michele’s
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required for entry. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within 48 hours.

**Mr. Henry’s
Effective Aug. 11, proof of vaccination will be required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card or a digital copy of their card. “If this doesn’t work for you, you are always welcome to join us outside for dining on our annex and patio.”

**Neptune Room
Proof of vaccination required for indoor service. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or an online vaccination record.

**Number Nine
Effective July 31, proof of vaccination will be required for indoor or outdoor service. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or “some other digital copy” of cards. Customers can alternately show the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within the last 72 hours, along with a photo ID.

**Oyster Oyster
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required to dine for people who are 12 and older. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or other certified vaccination records. They can also show the results of a negative COVID-19 test from the last 48 hours.

**Penn Quarter Sports Tavern
Proof of vaccination required until the mask mandate is lifted on March 1.

**The Public Option
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required for entry. Customers can show a card, a photo of their card, or an electronic vaccine record.

**The Pug
Effective Aug. 6, proof of vaccination is required for entry. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, a copy of their card, an electronic vaccine record, or the Thank You card vaccinated Washingtonians received from DC Health.

**Qui Qui DC
Effective Aug. 12, proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or an online vaccine record.

**Republic Cantina
Proof of vaccination required for indoor dining.

**Reveler’s Hour
Effective Aug. 18, proof of vaccination will be required for entry for people who are 5 and older. Customers can show their card, a photo of their cart, or a certified online vaccination record like MyIR. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within 48 hours.

**Right Proper Brewing Company
Proof of vaccination required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or a digital record on an app.

**Roofers Union and Jug & Table
Proof of vaccination required for both indoor and outdoor dining. Customers can show their card or a photo/photocopy of their card.

**The Royal
Effective Dec. 27, proof of vaccination required for all customers 12 and older for indoor dining only.

**Service Bar
Proof of vaccination required for indoor service. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or an online vaccination record.

**Showtime Lounge
Effective Aug. 9, proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Customers can show their card or a digital copy of their card.

**St. Vincent Wine
Effective, Nov. 22, proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or an online vaccination record. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from the previous 72 hours.

**Suns Cinema
Effective Aug. 12, proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or an online vaccination record.

**Tail Up Goat
Effective Aug. 18, proof of vaccination will be required for indoor dining for people who are 5 and older. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or a certified online vaccination record like MyIR. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within 48 hours. Neither forms of proof are needed for outdoor dining.

**Trade
Effective July 31, proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or “some other digital copy” of cards. Customers can alternately show the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within the last 72 hours, along with a photo ID.

**The Wells
Effective Sept. 1, proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Customers can show their card or a photo of their card. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from the past 48 hours.

The following establishments previously required proof of vaccination before the mayor’s mandate took effect on Jan. 15. They have not responded to City Paper’s requests for an update or are no longer checking after Feb. 15, 2022:

1310 Kitchen & Bar
Effective Aug. 18, proof of vaccination will be required for entry for customers who are 12 years and older. Customers can show their card or a photo of their card. “I do not want to be someone’s last meal,” Chef Jenn Crovato says.

All-Purpose Pizzeria (Shaw and Navy Yard)
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required to dine for people 12 and older. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, a photocopy of their card, or an immunization record on an app.

Anchovy Social
Effective Sept. 7, proof of vaccination will be required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card or a photo of their card.

Anju
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination required for people 12 and older. Customers can show their card, a digital copy of their card, an immunization record, or an app like CLEAR.

Bantam King
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination required for people 12 and older. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or an electronic record.

The Bier Baron Tavern and Comedy Loft
Effective Aug. 23, proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or their myIR app with completed information. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within the past 72 hours. “We are striving to keep all of our guests safe during these uncertain times and feel this is our ethical duty to our community to take what steps we can to keep everyone safe. Refunds will be issued for anyone not willing to provide proof or a negative test or vaccination.”

Bluejacket
Effective Jan. 1, proof of vaccination will be required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, an immunization record from a health care provider, or a valid verification app.

Caruso’s Grocery
Effective Jan. 1, proof of vaccination will be required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, an immunization record from a health care provider, or a valid verification app.

Central
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required for indoor dining for people who are 12 and older. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or a government-provided digital vaccine record.

Centrolina
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card, a digital copy of their card, a photo of their card, or a digital vaccine passport.

Chaplin’s
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination required for indoor dining.

Compass Rose
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card or a photo of their card, accompanying by a photo ID.

The Crown & Crow
Effective Aug. 11, proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Customers can show their card or a copy of their card. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within 48 hours.

Daikaya Ramen and Daikaya Izakaya
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination required for people 12 and older. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or an electronic record.

Daru
Effective Aug. 31, proof of complete vaccination will be required for entry. Customers can show their card or a photo of their card with a matching ID. “If you have a medical exception, please plan on bringing a certifiable document or photo of a document.”

DC9
Effective Aug. 14, proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Customers can show their card or a photo of their card. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within 48 hours.

Del Mar
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required for people 12 and older. Customers can show their card, a photocopy of their card, a photo of their card, or an electronic record on an app like CLEAR. Only one dose of J&J, Pfizer, or Moderna is required from Jan. 4 to Feb. 15, when two doses of Pfizer or Moderna will be required.

The Dirty Goose
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card, a picture of their card, a photocopy of their card, or a digital copy of a vaccination record. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within the past five days.

Duke’s Grocery and Duke’s Counter
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card or a photo of their card. From Jan. 1 to Feb. 15 only proof of one dose is required.

Fiola
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination required for people 12 and older. Customers can show their card, a photocopy of their card, a photo of their card, or an electronic record on an app like CLEAR. Only one dose of J&J, Pfizer, or Moderna is required from Jan. 4 to Feb. 15, when two doses of Pfizer or Moderna will be required.

Fiola Mare
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination required for people 12 and older. Customers can show their card, a photocopy of their card, a photo of their card, or an electronic record on an app like CLEAR. Only one dose of J&J, Pfizer, or Moderna is required from Jan. 4 to Feb. 15, when two doses of Pfizer or Moderna will be required.

The Green Zone
Effective Aug. 17, proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Customers can show their card or a photo of their card with a matching ID. “If you have a legitimate medical exemption, please provide such proof such as a doctor’s note. Let’s beat this virus and stay safe.”

Haikan
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination required for people 12 and older. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or an electronic record.

Hatoba
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination required for people 12 and older. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or an electronic record.

Hill Prince
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required for entry. Customers can show their card or a picture of their card.

Iron Gate
Effective Jan. 1, proof of vaccination will be required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, an immunization record from a health care provider, or a valid verification app.

Ivy and Coney
Effective Aug. 6, proof of vaccination will be required for entry throughout the establishment. Customers can show their card, a picture of their card, or MyIR Mobile record. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 tear from within 72 hours.

Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Effective Dec. 29, proof of one dose only required for indoor and outdoor dining. Customers can show their card, a photocopy or photo of their card, an immunization record from a healthcare provider, or an app like CLEAR.

JR’s Bar
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required for entry. Customers can show their card, a copy of their card, or a photo of their card. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within 72 hours.

Maialino Mare
Effective Sept. 7, proof of vaccination will be required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card or a photo of their card.

Maiz64
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination will be required to dine. Customers can show their card or a photo of their card.

Maydan
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card or a photo of their card, accompanying by a photo ID.

Moreland’s Tavern
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required for indoor and outdoor dining for people 12 and older. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or a photocopy of their card.

Nellie’s Sports Bar
Effective immediately, “valid proof of vaccination” required for entry. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within 72 hours.

Piccolina
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card, a digital copy of their card, a photo of their card, or a digital vaccine passport.

Pitchers
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required for indoor dining. Customers can show a card or a photo of their card. “No exceptions, no arguing, no talking to the manager.”

Primrose
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination required for indoor dining for people 12 and older.

The Red Hen
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination required to dine for people 12 and older. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, a photocopy of their card, or an immunization record on an app.

Reliable Tavern
Effective Aug. 25, proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Customers can show their card or a digital copy of their card. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 PCR test from within the past 72 hours.

Reverie
Effective immediately, customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or an online vaccine record. They will also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within 72 hours.

The Roost
Effective Jan. 1, proof of vaccination will be required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, an immunization record from a health care provider, or a valid verification app.

Rooster & Owl
Effective immediately, proof of a single dose of a vaccine is required for indoor dining for people who are 12 and older. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, a photocopy of their card, or an app.

Sfoglina
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination required for people 12 and older. Customers can show their card, a photocopy of their card, a photo of their card, or an electronic record on an app like CLEAR. Only one dose of J&J, Pfizer, or Moderna is required from Jan. 4 to Feb. 15, when two doses of Pfizer or Moderna will be required.

The Sovereign
Effective Jan. 1, proof of vaccination will be required for indoor dining. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, an immunization record from a health care provider, or a valid verification app.

Sweet Science Coffee
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination is required to sit inside. Customers must be fully vaccinated, plus a booster shot or fully vaccinated with the negative results of a COVID-19 test from the previous 24 hours in hand.

Tonari
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination required for people 12 and older. Customers can show their card, a photo of their card, or an electronic record.

Uproar Lounge & Restaurant
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination will be required for entry.

Wonderland Ballroom
Effective Aug. 16, proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Customers can show their card or a photo of their card. Customers can alternately show the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within the last 72 hours.

Zeppelin
Effective immediately, proof of vaccination required for indoor dining.

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Original story:

A number of D.C. cafes, bars, and restaurants will now require customers to provide proof of their vaccination against COVID-19 before they can dine there. Some are offering the option to show a negative COVID-19 test instead.

These decisions come as the new mask mandate from Mayor Muriel Bowser, which requires Washingtonians to wear masks in all indoor settings, takes effect on July 31. The mandate includes bars and restaurants. Customers can remove their masks when actively eating and drinking, but must wear them at all other times. (In practice that’s come to mean when employees approach the table or when moving about the restaurant.)

Diners have already expressed support for policies that reward those who have been vaccinated. Laura Kumin, a Chevy Chase resident in her 60s, says she would like restaurants to publicize when they require their staff and customers to get vaccinated against the virus.

“I really think it’s really important in these times where we’re trying to figure out the [Delta] variant,” Kumin says. “I will reward restaurants that take a stand for vaccination and for public safety.”

Restaurateur Danny Meyer was the first to announce that he would soon require proof of vaccination to dine inside his Navy Yard businesses, Anchovy Social and Maialino Mare. Since he shared the policy, which kicks in Sept. 7, other District businesses have followed suit. Dive bar Ivy and Coney is one of them, “We want to protect our staff and customers,” says co-owner Josh Saltzman. “And we’re done with half measures.”