Left Door opened last month in Logan Circle. It's the latest project from Tom Brown, former owner of the now-shuttered Hogo. Mick Perrigo, who most recently worked at El Camino, is leading the bartending team.
The small bar specializes in cocktails, high-end spirits, and also offers bar snacks. Washington City Paper also reports they have a $100 cocktail made from 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon is combined with Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne, lemon juice, and honey to make a French 95. The cocktail den only has six Yelp reviews with an overall rating of four and a half stars, but there's plenty of chatter on social media. Read on for the early word on Left Door.
The Lived-In Feel News: Instagrammer @luxe_traveler writes, "The best cocktails in the living room I always wanted." Yelper Christina P. says, "It definitely has a lived-in feel with the new touches added in with the bar and cozy booths." Yelper Shawn M. adds, "Small, intimate space. There is basically one long bar and a few tables. The bar was converted from a second floor apartment." [IG, Yelp]
The Beautiful Glassware News: Yelper Suzy D. writes, "The glassware was...beautiful and fit the vintage and beautiful, almost feminine, theme." Instagrammer @jimenez_trejo says simply, "Glassware on fleek."
The Diamonds Are Forever Is a Winner News: Yelper Christina P. writes, "I ordered the Diamonds are Forever which contained London Dry Gin, cucumber syrup, lemon, and sparkling wine. It was definitely a winner." Twitter user @_rosecollins writes, "'Diamonds are forever' --- my new favorite cocktail in DC. Yummy." Foursquare user Winter Raymond also enjoyed the drink. [Yelp, Twitter, FS]
The Best Sazerac News: Yelper Suzy D. writes, "The Left Door's take on a Sazerac...was also very good (I think I liked it more than I like regular Sazeracs)," Instagrammer @justin_bc says they're making the best tasting Sazerac in DC right now. [Yelp, Instagram]
The Super Yummy Snacks News: Facebook user Danielle Evans says, "great atmosphere and delicious snacks." Yelper Gigi L. writes, "Menu is well planned with delicious bar bites! The cheese with aged balsamic was super yummy."
The Kinda Expensive News: Yelper Logan R. writes, "Kinda expensive but only expected." Facebook user Nisha Kapadia says, "Some ridiculously expensive cocktails but otherwise it's comparable to Gibson." [Yelp, FB]
The What D.C. Has Been Missing News: Instagrammer @justthebottle says "Wow. This is going to be a new go to spot...looking forward to spending many evenings here." Yelper A W. writes, "This place is what DC has been missing. It's a place to come and enjoy your drink with good company. It's intimate, very inviting, and you literally really lose track of time because we were late for our dinner reservations." [Instagram, Yelp]