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Sample Truxton Inn's Cocktails at a Pop-Up Next Week

It’s your chance to try a $25 Manhattan

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Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Truxton Inn, the upscale cocktail bar coming soon to Bloomingdale, is providing potential patrons with a taste of what quality elixirs to expect inside — including a $25 Manhattan.

On April 18 and April 20, sister bar McClellan's Retreat in Dupont Circle will host a pop-up showing off Truxton’s anticipated concoctions.

Eater got a sneak peek of the menu, which will be entitled “Recommendations”:

  • JFK on Vacay features Maui pineapple pum, Rhum Agricole, passionfruit, lime, and house-made mulled simple syrup ($12)
  • A Congressman’s Lunch is served up, with Ford’s Gin or Civic Vodka, Lustau Fino Sherry, Cocchi Americano, pickle brine, and lemon bitters ($13)
  • The No sé -groni combines Illegal Mezcal Joven, Peychaud’s Aperitivo, and Punt e Mes.

Team Truxton, which includes Matt Weiss (also head of Bar 201 and Barrel) and bar man Brian Nixon (McClellan's), is working towards opening the last week of April. Located at 251 Florida Avenue NW, the exterior signage is already up, and the interior space appears already ready to roll.

Named for the Truxton neighborhood (though technically in Bloomingdale), the new cocktail parlor will feature two sides to its menu — one for classic cocktails, and the other for Nixon's versions of those same cocktails.

The priciest item on the list is the Truxton Inn Manhattan ($25), blending together Truxton Inn Select Whistle Pig Barrel 276, Antica Carpano, Benedictine, and Angostura bitters.

A percentage of the proceeds from the pop-up is scheduled to be donated to the Washington Humane Society. The event is slated for Tuesday (4 p.m. to 2 a.m.) and Thursday (4 p.m. to 9 p.m.). McClellan’s current April Fool's program will also be available.

McClellan's Retreat

2031 Florida Avenue Northwest, , DC 20009 (202) 265-6270 Visit Website