DC Cocktail Bars Overview

Rasika - Cocktail Bar | Indian Restaurant in DC

Whether you’re looking to reenact your favorite Mad Men episode, want to feel like you’re living in Prohibition times, or join the trendy set drinking fruity-but-strong creations, cocktail bars in Washington, DC offer a ton of variety to suit pretty much any taste for booze.

Set atop the city’s elegant W Hotel, P.O.V. Roof Terrace and Lounge delivers exactly what its name promises – an expansive panorama that encompasses several of DC’s most beautiful monuments, as well as a great selection of drinks created by highly-rated New York mixologist Sasha Petraske.

PS7’s in nearby Chinatown is another trendy DC cocktail bar, where local politicians and lawyers unwind with hand-crafted cocktails and casual groups settle into love seats and sofa chairs with plates of donut cakes or chocolate parfait infused with peppermint foam.

The Gibson along U Street, meanwhile, is an intimate space that feels words away from the U Street Corridor party scene where cozy couples and dapper dons sip vintage cocktails like the Sazerac or unusual concoctions like the rich Japanese Cocktail made with brandy and orgeat syrup.

From rowdy college spots along Adams Morgan to friendly neighborhood joints down H Street to the preppy paradise of Georgetown, Washington, DC cocktail bars continue to serve the District’s varied denizens no shortage of crafted alcoholic fun.

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