Fainting Goat has the first date market cornered. The vibe is nice, but casual, and not only is the menu good, it’s also succinct – making it easy to eye over quickly without pausing the natural flow of banter. For a less date-y scene, stop by for brunch.
- The Infatuation
Bartender Sabrey Smith discusses the inspiration and preparation that goes into making one of their "Goat Cocktails", the Brucey's Cocktail.
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Federal consultant Asif Mahmud, 28, and data analyst Julia Falk, 28, have a lot of weird quirks in common. The two describe their date at Fainting Goat on U Street.
- Jayne W. Orenstein, The Washington Post
While gastropubs are no longer the hot dining trend, this warm neighborhood tavern embodies what popularized the movement: unfussy, creative food, a generous list of brews, and familiar service, even to new faces.