Forget the three martini lunch. D.C. is now one of the preeminent drinking destinations in the country. Shaw’s own Columbia Room was just named “Best American Cocktail Bar” by Tales of the Cocktail; local drink makers continue to push the envelope at a growing number of homegrown distilleries, breweries, and cideries; and no season is complete without an Instagram-ready beverage (Tiki? Sgroppino?) As such, it’s time to round up the top drink-related maps and guides Eater DC has to offer. Bookmark this as your definitive guide to drinking in the district.
May 4, 2017, 6:51pm EDT
June 21, 2022
Where to Drink Tiki and Tropical Cocktails in D.C.
Drinks are better with little umbrellas in them
April 19, 2022
16 Outstanding Rooftop Bars and Restaurants Around D.C.
Where to soak up the sun while sipping a few cocktails
December 13, 2021
19 D.C. Happy Hours to Try Right Now
Where to find cheap beer, food deals, and deeply discounted wines
June 29, 2021
14 Negronis to Knock Back Right Now in D.C.
Never be without the classic Italian cocktail again
October 13, 2020
15 Beer Gardens With Terrific Brews Around D.C.
Where to raise a glass to the magic of barley and hops
February 11, 2020
Where to Drink Solo on Valentine’s Day in D.C.
15 dive-y places free of sappy nonsense
November 1, 2019
D.C.’s Essential Whiskey Bars
Where to drink smoky scotch, spicy rye, and smooth bourbon
January 11, 2019
Where to Tour a Local Brewery in D.C.
11 places to sample what’s on tap
September 12, 2018
D.C.’s Hottest Bars, January 2018
Subterranean cocktail lairs, scenic rooftop lounges, and a Middle Eastern drinking destination join the list
August 30, 2018
D.C.’s Most Expensive Cocktails
D.C. bartenders are whipping up big-ticket drinks around town
June 14, 2018
12 Tantalizing New Breweries Around D.C.
The latest arrivals on the local beer scene
June 5, 2018
15 Hard Cider Producers Around D.C.
From fruity to dry, DMV cider makers continue to multiply
May 8, 2018
Look Inside D.C.’s Newest Cider Distillery and Taproom
Homegrown cider maker Supreme Core’s first brick-and-mortar facility debuts May 12
January 11, 2018
D.C.’s Top Cocktails, Winter 2018
The single best drinks around
December 18, 2017
13 Boozy Coffee Drinks to Savor Right Now
Juiced up java creations are hot (even when cold)
September 1, 2017
13 Essential Speakeasies Around D.C.
The secret's out
August 16, 2017
17 Spots for Hard Cider
Good things are a-brewin'
June 28, 2017
D.C.'s 24 Essential Bars
Where to find the best drinks across the DMV
May 10, 2017
Where to Get as Close to the Action at Verizon Center Without Having Tickets
Immerse yourself in the moment here
May 9, 2017
9 Expertly Aged Concoctions to Savor in D.C. Right Now
Drink makers take their time on a growing number of specialty cocktails, beers, and bitters
May 4, 2017
Excellent Palomas to Drink in D.C.
It’s the tequila drink no one knows about