Burger joint provides fries on the house if you show AU ID
Our weekly search for restaurants that probably aren’t on your radar. As young, broke college kids we will bring you our honest reviews of affordable restaurants in dope neighborhoods.
As our hunt continues for the best burger in the District, we decided to check out Bareburger, a farm-to-table eatery located right by Dupont Circle.
Right on the corner of 20th and R Street, the low-key restaurant has plenty of seating, both outdoors and inside. The inside of the Dupont location is split up into two sections: the main dining room and a more private porch area. The main dining room is more of a big group environment and the inside porch area is a quiet and smaller group environment.
The two of us are always on the hunt for a decent burger, and Bareburger definitely hit the mark. The complimentary fries were even better. You read correctly: if you show the awesome staff your AU student ID, they’ll give you fries on the house.
Although not free, the burgers were also noteworthy. Zak got the Supreme burger with the sweet potato fries. The Supreme burger is a beef patty with American cheese, black forest bacon, onion rings, chopped fries, green leaf, special sauce, on a brioche bun.
Aylon got the Buckaroo burger, with fresh beef, aged cheddar, smoked brisket, wild mushrooms, smoke sauce, on a brioche bun.
If you’re looking for something outside of a classic burger, these renditions should be on your radar.
Also of note to us was the large menu Bareburger has to offer. There are extensive options for vegans and vegetarians. If your friend group has a variety of dietary restrictions, Bareburger is a place you should check out. They even have specialty vegan “milk” shakes!
Overall, the restaurant is a great addition to the many great places in the Dupont Circle area. If you are ever looking for a quick burger with a short wait, definitely hit up Bareburger.
Zak Bedrosian and Aylon Berger are food critics for The Eagle. Additionally, they are the co-founders of TheMove, a weekly social guide for American University students.