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Cocktails in DC!

yummyyy Nov 14, 2009 09:21 AM

Hi everyone!

I just moved here from San Francisco and am wondering about good cocktails/bartenders to check out in DC. So far I tried the Gibson (I loved the atmosphere and was impressed by its ice! But the drinks seemed so complex!). Any other thoughts out there? So far I've looked up a place called Wisdom. Looks interesting.

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    Mgolan Dec 11, 2009 01:17 PM

    Founding Farmers in Foggy Bottom ahs great cocktails

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      mraamer Dec 11, 2009 10:00 AM

      The Manhatten at Central. Palena does good cocktails. Still haven't tried Gibson

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        cdda Dec 11, 2009 04:55 AM

        Check out Gazuza in DC, near Dupont. Best Mojitos I've had around.

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          yummyyy Nov 27, 2009 07:49 PM

          Fabulous suggestions! Thanks so much all! I am going to try them out and report back, likely on my blog ( http://thejoyofdrinking.blogspot.com ).

          I did try out Proof, and the one drink I tried was pretty delicious. Tonight I also tried The Gibson for the second time... and was disappointed again. :-( Your suggestions definitely encourage me, though.

          1. ktmoomau Nov 17, 2009 12:42 PM

            You have some good suggestions above. I love PX for an ultimate cocktail, a little pricey but worth it for what you get.

            I would add Zengo, Oya (don't get Sangria, their dark and stormy's are good), for traditional cocktails the Round Robin is fun. The Tabard Inn is also good for traditional cocktails.

            In Northern Virginia also Eventide and Liberty Tavern have very good cocktails.

            Tabard Inn
            1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036

            Zengo Restaurant
            781 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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              katecm Nov 17, 2009 09:29 AM

              The bar at Bourbon Steak in the Four Seasons. They're class acts. Also, PS7. And PX is wonderful but hard to get into, so you can also find Todd Thrasher's wonderful cocktails and highly trained bartenders at The Majestic, also in Old Town.

              PS7 Restaurant
              777 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

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                foodiejourno Nov 15, 2009 04:53 PM

                Jake at Marvin
                Kris at Proof
                All the bartenders at Cafe St. Ex and the Heights

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                  Elyssa Nov 15, 2009 06:08 AM

                  My 2 go to spots are PS7 and Central. Both has excellent (seasonal) drink choices and friendly bartenders. Plus it doesn't hurt that you can get top notch food choices at both spots.

                  PS7 Restaurant
                  777 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

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                    Jeserf Nov 15, 2009 05:54 AM

                    PS7. No doubt.

                    PS7 Restaurant
                    777 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

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                      MrsWheatie Nov 28, 2009 07:37 AM

                      Agree with ^

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                      daphy Nov 14, 2009 09:01 PM

                      There are some good drinks at Proof in Chinatown.
                      Not DC proper... but, In old town, there's the place above Eammon's called PX.

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