Enjoy DC’s innovative drinking scene with some of the coolest cocktails in town. Check out our recommendations below for the top beverages to enjoy during your trip to the District.
The Getaway- Hank’s Oyster Bar
Order a platter of briny happy hour oysters and knock them back with this citrusy vodka, grapefruit, cinnamon-clove, and lime concoction. You’ll love the mix of the sweet spices with the acidic, refreshing fruit flavors.
1624 Q St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Off Season- 2 Birds 1 Stone
Head to this hidden, underground 14th Street spot to enjoy this eclectic blend of rich, dark oloroso sherry, lemon, yellow chartreuse, and bruto americano. The mixture of the Spanish fortified wine with the bitter, citrusy flavors of the bruto Americano and lemon is one of the most interesting complex drinks in the District.
1800 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Cane Enabled – Jack Rose
The Washington Post dubbed this Adams Morgan liquor emporium one of the best bars in town, and we couldn’t agree more. You’ll love this innovative rum concoction, which mixes sweet, tropical papaya flavors with port, peanut butter-infused rum, and a splash of lemon.
2007 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
La Estocada – Espita Mezcaleria
Located in hotspot neighborhood Shaw, this Oaxacan spot specializes in mezcal-infused cocktails.Warm your soul with the La Estocada, which comes with orange bitters and grapefruit peels.
1250 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
2 Stops to Montilla – Barmini
DC celebrity chef Jose Andres’ Barmini is a revelatory, showstopping celebration of cocktails. Come here to try one of the Washingtonian’s favorites, a floral mix of green tea, sesame, lavender, sherry, and genever.
501 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20004