The work hard, play hard attitude in D.C. has birthed a class of must-visit bars ranging from shot-slinging watering holes with plenty of personality to refined cocktail dens focused on showcasing locally produced spirits. Whether pulling up a chair alongside beer geeks at Bluejacket or soaking up the history of whiskey at Jack Rose, these bars are the essential spots to grab a drink in the DMV.
Prefer to bend the elbow at the latest “it” destination? Peruse the new bar heat map, which focuses on recent arrivals and older places that have switched things up a bit. Or check the cocktail heat map to track down the latest drink sensations crossing everyone’s lips.
— Updated by Travis Mitchell
The featured bars, restaurants, and distilleries are not ranked. They are arranged geographically from north to south.Read More