Come by and see why so many individuals and companies have jumped over our side of the fence. Political movers and shakers, renowned celebrities and high-profile sports figures have all made appearances at Park. Rye Bar and Old Glory are great Georgetown bars as well. Longtime pop-up found a place to call its own this summer in Adams Morgan. They also have a rotating regional menu that spotlights drinks from varying geographic areas. A neighborhood staple is The Front Page, an American-style bar and restaurant that gets pretty rowdy at night.
Despite the new address, not much has changed inside. Shaw Innovative cocktails served in regal surroundings Derek Brown's Columbia Room is a little like a Wes Anderson film: whimsical, playfully ornate, and crafted with an attention to detail. Beer lovers seek out this Shaw spot for its Munich-like atmosphere, glass boots full of German beer, and chicken schnitzel sandwiches. The wood is dark, and whatever light leaks in from the half-crescent window at the front of the bar is filtered by a green-tinged screen. Enter District Distilling, the first of its kind in the city. Two expansions are in the works, including a new location at Dock 79 near Nationals Park, and another outpost headed to the 14th Street corridor. They are arranged geographically from north to south.
I run through a few Hail Marys before walking in. The club will soon feature the area's largest outdoor deck, a 3,000-square-foot, full-service bar, and supreme sound system. With state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, multiple rooms, and a cabaret-style performance space, the club offers a high energy space for dancing. This distillery near Union Market is a popular gathering place for cocktails and pours of locally made rum. The food is good, the concept is admirable and the setting extremely comfortable. The modern spaces are sleekly designed and include state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. The former parking lot has steadily improved as a destination over its four years in business, most notably having undergone a significant expansion of its kitchen, increasing the number of beers on tap, and adding spaces to stretch out in.
With massive and high-performing audio-video equipment, seasoned staff and deejays, Kabin Lounge is well-equipped to cater to all kinds of events, from small intimate gatherings to medium-sized corporate affairs. Guests here can sip ciders organized into four categories: bright, structured, fruit-forward, and rustic. Or so one would say prior to downing the 1L booze cannons at the on H Street. While the is a crucial resource covering essential restaurants across the city, and the highlights where food lovers are flocking to at the moment, neither of these properly reflect the bars locals are patronizing right now. Japanese-inspired cocktails include the Garden of Todai with tequila-infused matcha basil and rose water. Best Outdoor Spot: 's patio and garden in the center of Hotel Monaco has a slew of great cocktails and is always jammed up with ladies during Summer happy hours.
This 10,000 square-foot space features dedicated floors for each of these fun time periods. Happy hour from 5 p. Read more about Gina Connect with Gina via:. Do dress to impress, discriminating doormen are onsite. Please leave your comments below. Union Station was way overdue for an updated bar, and the transit hub finally got a splashy to liquor up tired travelers.
Historically a rock venue, the 9:30 Club has featured plenty of legendary acts over the years, including Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and the Beastie Boys. Each month, the glass list is governed by a different theme, like global blends or mountain-grown grapes, plus a rotating selection put together by all three partners. Dive into the world of the sometimes smoky, sometimes not spirit with curated flights of three different mezcales. Happy hour runs Monday through Thursday from 4 p. Cocktails, craft beer, and small plates are also on offer.
When you reach your dancing limit, take a break at the downstairs bar and order a Caipirinha to help you catch your breath. The second floor offers semi-private spaces, the loft includes a 26-foot bar, three community tables, 52-inch plasma television screens, and a raised platform for live music performances, and the penthouse provides n intimate lounge space. To enter the subterranean space: spot the unassuming outside entrance in Dupont Circle, walk through the street-level doors and down the stairs to discover a darkened, intimate space featuring black leather seating and tones of gold. With a good mix of college students, tourists and some locals, Georgetown provides a fantastic array of bustling bars and clubs to enjoy. Head distiller Matthew Strickland oversees production of bourbon and rye whiskeys, American dry gin and Western-style gin featuring wild juniper, vodka distilled from barley and rye, colonial-style white rum, and small-batch international specialties.
Come in for happy hour, or drop by for dinner, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. They are arranged geographically from north to south. Like an old pal, the place feels as if it never left, with down-to-earth vibes from the staff and the menu. She writes about a wide variety of subjects and holds a Bachelor's degree in journalism from West Virginia University. It may not have the same nostalgic memories for everyone, but this unpretentious Shaw gathering place will still feel as comforting as an old friend. Best Local Beer: The guys over at have a Belgian-style farmhouse ale called the Peppercorn Saison that, out of three stars, I give. There are frequent changes to the set list depending on who is playing at the 9:30.