Drink like A Gentleman: A Guide to Whiskey & Wine in DC.

Whiskey on the rocks

With its assortment of politicos, lobbyists and lawyers, it’s no surprise that D.C. offers a host of top notch establishments that are perfect for an evening business meeting, a quiet date or a night out with friends.

Barrel
613 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Barrel oozes authentic southern charm (the bar was inspired by the owner’s recent visit to the city of Charleston) so it’s fitting their specialties include bourbons from the south and southern cuisine (hello BBQ Pork Sticky Buns…). They offer a unique cascading barrel age system along with nearly 50 bourbons, 20 ryes and 20 Scotches & Tennessee whiskeys.

Rebellion
1836 18th St NW

Armed with a popular rooftop bar and a wide variety of bourbons it’s no surprise Rebellion is a popular destination in Dupont Circle The bar’s name is a reference to the 18th century Whiskey Rebellion and they over 50 types of bourbon and over 154 kinds of whiskey.

The Whiskey Room
3125 M Street NW

The Whiskey Room & bar occupies the upstairs level of Georgetown neighborhood bar Rí Rá. Their knowledgeable dedicated Whiskey Sommelier (ask for Ewing) is an excellent resource in helping you select your Whiskey for the evening. We also love their fish and chips and their late night bar menu is a great way to end a Friday night gallivant through Georgetown.

Ardeo & Bardeo Wine Bar
3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Tucked away in Cleveland Park, Bardeo wine bar is the go-to place for a quiet evening out. Better yet Ardeo & Bardeo consistently ranks amongst Washingtonian Magazine’s picks for the top wine bars in the area since 2012.

Cork Restaurant & Wine Bar
1720 14th Street NW

One of our favorite things about Cork Restaurant & Wine Bar is their vast selection of wines by the glass and a wide variety of bottles as well (150 to be exact).   It’s the perfect place to unwind with friends and its proximity to the newly revamped U Street corridor provides a plethora of post-dinner entertainment options.