Any bars/restaurants serving Pisco?
I am coming out to DC in less than a week (I have another post, but this is a separate inquiry), and was wondering if there is anywhere in DC that I can get pisco? Preferably a bar, because I'm not necessarily looking for Pisco Sours - though I would like to have one to celebrate Pisco Sour Day on Saturday (Feb. 5).
And if no bars have them, do you have a large alcohol store/warehouse in town that stocks it?
PS - I found El Chalan, a Peruvian restaurant has Pisco Sours, but would still like to know of any bars (though maybe this place has a bar?).
El Chalan Restaurant
1924 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006
I figured I'd reply to my own post since I found some places that have Pisco (which I think is my new favorite liquor; and if you are looking for a non-Pisco Sour drink, try a Chilcano, which is pisco, ginger ale and lime, or if you are like me and don't like sweet drinks, do pisco, club soda and lime, which I am officially calling the Americano).
In addition to the places mentioned:
Inti Peruvian Restaurant
Schneider's of Capitol Hill
Pearson's Wine & Spirits
(and apparently the liquor store in Chinatown on H b/n 6th and 7th...)
633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004
I know I've seen Pisco drinks at Cafe Atlantico (years ago, when Todd Thrasher was there) in DC and Majestic, Restaurant Eve, and PX (all under Thrasher's purview) in Alexandria. All of them but PX are restaurants, not dedicated bars, but they all do have nice bar areas. Also, I don't know if any of them have Pisco on the menu right now; I read somewhere that Thrasher said that Pisco cocktails were his favorite ones, though, so I'd wager money that even if it isn't on the menu, you could find some at PX or Eve.
Also, Azul Playa Cafe in Crystal City is another Peruvian restaurant that has Pisco Sours; I haven't been there since they opened, but back then, the Piscos were dirt cheap for this area (I think $4).
405 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004
728 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
110 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
The Majestic Restuarant
911 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Azul Playa Cafe
525 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202