Imbibe magazine's March/April 2011 issue has a list of top 100 places to drink in the South, and Northern Virginia did pretty well for itself. Well, at least Alexandria did. (Though Rustico is in Ballston now...) Cathal Armstrong and his right-hand mixologist Todd Thrasher did particularly well between Restaurant Eve and PX:
Best Contemporary Cocktails — PX
Best Wine Lists — Restaurant Eve
Best Suds — Rustico
Best Places To Get Caffeinated — Grape + Bean
Sure, it's only four spots out of 100, but the South is pretty big! And don't worry Washingtonians: DC proper wasn't considered as part of the southern geographic breakdown.
· 100 Best Places to Drink in the South [Imbibe]
Blue light at PX [Photo: Kevin L./Yelp]