Bourbon

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Bourbon Patrons looking for an escape from the typical turbulence of Adams Morgan will find it at Bourbon, a homey bar and club that brings a bit of Kentucky charm to this college-heavy strip of 18th Street. Washington, DC United States 38.920275 -77.041661
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Party Earth Review Patrons looking for an escape from the typical turbulence of Adams Morgan will find it at Bourbon, a homey bar and club that brings a bit of Kentucky charm to this college-heavy strip of 18th Street. Rich wood floors and... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    Red Line: Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan

  • Phone:

    202-332-0800

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–Th 6pm–2am, F 5pm–3am, Sa 11am–3am, Su 9:30am–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Bourbon Review

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Patrons looking for an escape from the typical turbulence of Adams Morgan will find it at Bourbon, a homey bar and club that brings a bit of Kentucky charm to this college-heavy strip of 18th Street.

Patrons looking for an escape from the typical turbulence of Adams Morgan will find it at Bourbon, a homey bar and club that brings a bit of Kentucky charm to this college-heavy strip of 18th Street.

Rich wood floors and dimly-lit sconces and chandeliers create a mellow vibe, especially during the week when everyone from philosophical skater kids to flashy connoisseurs stop in to pour over the venue’s ten-page liquor list.

Often busy with the after-work crowd, the ground floor bar sees swarms of young professionals settling in on stainless steel stools to fill up on hearty comfort food like bison burgers and sizable portions of mac and cheese, or just to quietly sip the daily four-dollar bourbon special.

The atmosphere gets livelier on Friday and Saturday nights, when the upstairs dance floor is packed wall to wall as gals in cocktail dresses jive with plaid-clad grad students over more rounds of rye.

On summer nights and during weekend brunches, the patio is flooded with conversation and cigarette smoke as patrons order round after round of Bloody Marys, pancakes, and barrel-aged spirits.

A whiskey lover’s utopia, Bourbon is an intimate reprieve during the week and a late-night party spot on the weekends.

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Tip from Jonah:

With more than two hundred varieties and counting, Bourbon boasts one of the largest collections of craft whiskeys in the city. Even the food is inspired by the bar’s namesake. Try a flight of bourbon samples and the Bourbon Decker sandwich – an awesome combination of bourbon-marinated tenderloin, smoked gouda, and avocado.

  • Crowd

    Young professionals, hipsters, whiskey connoisseurs, casual regulars, night owls, glammed-up groups of girls, and barhoppers, early 20s to early 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    DJ plays mostly hip-hop and old-school dance music on Fridays and Saturdays. Two TVs generally tuned to sports and local news.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    American fare including cheeseburgers, steaks, and tater tots. Happy Hour M–Th 6–7:30pm, F 5–7:30pm.

  • Prices

    Brunch menu $8–$13, appetizers $5–$8, soups $5.50–$7, salads $5.50–$16, sandwiches $5–$12.50, entrées $13–$23, desserts $6.

    Beer $3–$8, wine $7–$9/glass or $30–$45/bottle, cocktails $10, mixed drinks $6–$8, bourbon $3–$60, whiskey tasting $15–$40.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Anything goes: office attire, button-downs, designer jeans, cocktail dresses, plaid shirts, skinny jeans, sweats.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Weeknights for a mellower vibe compared to most nearby venues, or Fridays and Saturdays after 11pm for dancing crowds and party people more in line with the standard Adams Morgan vibe.

  • Close By

    The elegant Jack Rose (2007 18th Street NW) just down the street offers an intimate atmosphere and a long list of craft bourbons, whiskeys, and scotches.

Bourbon User Reviews

Average rating:
Surprisingly Empty
Nick T. Aug 23, 2012
Despite being a Saturday night in a packed Adams Morgan, when I went to Bourbon it was fairly empty. I thought the bar itself had a cool atmosphere with the bourbon bottles lining the back of the bar, but it was definitely a place to have a low-key night with a few glasses a bourbon. There was no partying to be had here. As advertised in the name, the Bourbon selection here was great. Every bourbon I could think of was offered here, from the lowest-end to the highest quality. I would recommend Bourbon for people looking to escape the crowds and noise in Adams Morgan, or for true bourbon lovers, but if you are looking for a party, this is one of the few places in Adams Morgan I would advise against.
Good for burger and bourbon lovers
Jimmy D. Aug 10, 2012
Big fan of the Woodford Reserve and burger with carmalized onions combo
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