D.C. bartenders have been ringing in spring by concocting a refreshing batch of cocktails intended to signal brighter days ahead. Ingredients like strawberry, mango, edible flowers, and honey are popping up in multiple mixed drinks this season. While to-go cocktails are still an option, many of these pretty presentations are best consumed on a sunny patio.
Restaurants on this map may temporarily close due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, so check with a business before showing up. D.C. allows indoor dining at 25 percent capacity. Many restaurants offer outdoor seating, but this should not be taken as endorsement for dining out, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More