Although customers are supposed to wear a mask if they’re not actively eating and drinking, D.C. bars are back at full capacity and otherwise operating under pre-pandemic norms. Throughout the public health crisis, new bars have continued to open, invigorating the District’s drinking scene with rooftop spaces, sidewalk patios, and to-go operations full of wine, local and European beers, and prime happy hour deals. This map includes 18 bars that have opened in the past six months. For a list of essential bars, go here.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More