D.C. is a drinking town through and through. A work-hard, play-hard ethic is pervasive across a city full of young professionals that can be found unwinding with craft beer, natural wine, and complicated cocktails just about every night of the week. Whether a drinker’s preference is to splurge on futuristic cocktails at Minibar, soak up the history of whiskey at Jack Rose, or indulge in a frozen, minty green hard lemonade at Green Zone, these are the 22 standout drinking destinations around the District.
ChurchKey, normally a beer geek’s dream bar, remains temporarily closed, but it operates a virtual store within Neighborhood Provisions. Prefer to bend the elbow at the latest “it” destination? Check out the bar heat map.
D.C. allows indoor dining at 25 percent capacity, and alcohol consumption is allowed until 10 p.m. (midnight starting March 22). 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