Experience Unique Flavors and Fun All Week at Shaw’s Tavern

Shaw’s Tavern General Manager Rob Heim always welcomes customers with a smile. Photo by Alexander M. Padro, Courtesy Shaw Main Streets.

Visit Shaw’s Tavern (520 Florida Ave. NW) for fun events in the community every night of the week. The Southern-inspired tavern features a variety of dishes, with food, drink and entertainment specials throughout the week.

The restaurant truly has something for everyone, with a variety of experiences each week. On Monday, the tavern features trivia night at 7:30 p.m., in addition to a happy hour from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. On Tuesday, the restaurant celebrates Taco Tuesday with $10 taco plates and $8 margaritas starting at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, the restaurant has live music at the piano bar beginning at 8:00 p.m. On Thursday, starting at 5:00 p.m., the tavern offers half-priced bottles of wine. 

Weekends kick off with Fajita Friday, with live music starting at 8:30 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, bottomless mimosas are served beginning at 10:00 a.m., and Sunday evenings feature a drag dinner at 8:00 p.m. 

General Manager Rob Heim explained that community is at the heart of the 10-year-old tavern’s concept and event schedule. “We’ve just tried to be a neighborhood spot for people to gather for fun and different entertainment,” Heim related. “We’re really well known for political events such as debates and election night, or any hearings that happen. We just tried to be the neighborhood tavern for the Shaw community.”

Heim said the tavern has a “chill vibe” and aims to provide good food and good music. The menu ranges from specialty burgers and signature pizzas to pasta and seafood entrees. The range of events draws regulars as well as first-timers. The change of energy night to night makes the tavern special. “One night it’ll be football or another game and we’re full of sports fans, and next time, it’ll be a drag show,” Heim observed. “We’re really just here for everybody.” 

Shaw’s Tavern is open Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to midnight, Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. To learn more about the menu, make reservations and order online, visit www.shawstavern.com. 

Sarah Payne is a general assignment reporter for Capital Community News. She can be reached at sarahp@hillrag.com.