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Get a Boozy Buzz at These Coffee Shops That Serve Alcohol

There's no reason to choose between caffeine and wine.

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D.C. is undergoing a coffee renaissance. There are quality espresso and coffee shops cropping up across town, ready to deliver daily caffeine jolts to their customers. In addition to slinging cappuccinos and lattes, some coffee spots are starting to serve another kind of kick — a boozy buzz.

Starbucks recently announced it's bringing its beer and wine concept to several area stores, but hitting up a chain isn't the only option for enjoying a drink in a cozy, relaxed atmosphere.

A handful of local coffee shops are already in on the game (even the 9:30 Club has a coffee bar with liquor add-ons) offering everything like craft brews and even absinthe.

Whether it's time to grab a drink with a little extra kick or its simply too late to hit the caffeine, here are several of the best coffee shops in the area serving more than just lattes. This list focuses on destinations Eater primarily identifies as coffee shops. But turn to additional locations like Room 11 and The Royal to get both a caffeine and a mixed drink fix, too.

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1. Chinatown Coffee Company

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475 H St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 559-7656
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Oddly enough, this cozy coffee shop serves up a selection of absinthe, as well as craft beer.

2. Soho Tea & Coffee

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2150 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 463-7646
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This coffee shop has been open more than a decade. It serves environmentally-friendly wine along with beer and a selection of sandwiches and pastries.

3. Tryst

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2459 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 232-5500
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An Adams Morgan mainstay, Tryst serves up warming Irish coffees along with local and national craft beer, cocktails and wine. There's also a full menu of baked goods and food items.

4. Slipstream

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1333 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 450-2216
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Cocktails are served from 8 a.m. until closing at this Logan Circle coffee spot. Menus change frequently, so stop by to see what's on offer. If all else fails, a coffee and a shot of whiskey is always a good option.

5. Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

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1517 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 387-1400
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It's hard to get more classic D.C. than settling in at Afterwards Cafe with a coffee or a drink from the extensive selection of wine and craft beer.

6. Northside Social - Coffee & Wine

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3211 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 465-0145
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After 5 p.m., head to the second floor at this Clarendon cafe when it transforms into a wine bar complete with cheese, charcuterie and small plate options.

7. Flying Fish Coffee and Tea

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3064 Mount Pleasant St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 299-0141
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This Mt. Pleasant cafe offers a small selection of beer and wine alongside its coffee menu.

8. Big Bear Cafe

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1700 1st St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 643-9222
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Head to the Eckington neighborhood for a seasonal bite and drink from the full bar at this coffee shop and cafe.

9. Bump 'N Grind

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1200 E West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 588-8000
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This coffee and vinyl shop features a rotating beer and wine menu that includes DC Brau and several other regional options. Check the daily in-house menu for details.

10. BeanGood: The Coffee Pub

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1737 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 465-4461
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This Rosslyn coffee shop has been upping its beer and wine game in recent years, drawing in more of a happy hour crowd in the evenings. It even rebranded itself as a "coffee pub."

11. Blind Dog Cafe

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944 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 573-8272
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Blind Dog Cafe is actually a pop-up coffee shop within a bar, Darnell's. Find the best of both worlds there, plus great cookies.

12. Mom & Pop

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2909 District Ave
Fairfax, VA 22031
This cafe from the Dolcezza team offers beer, wine and prosecco to help cater to the nearby Angelika movie theater crowd.
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1. Chinatown Coffee Company

475 H St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Oddly enough, this cozy coffee shop serves up a selection of absinthe, as well as craft beer.
475 H St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

2. Soho Tea & Coffee

2150 P St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
This coffee shop has been open more than a decade. It serves environmentally-friendly wine along with beer and a selection of sandwiches and pastries.
2150 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

3. Tryst

2459 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
An Adams Morgan mainstay, Tryst serves up warming Irish coffees along with local and national craft beer, cocktails and wine. There's also a full menu of baked goods and food items.
2459 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

4. Slipstream

1333 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Cocktails are served from 8 a.m. until closing at this Logan Circle coffee spot. Menus change frequently, so stop by to see what's on offer. If all else fails, a coffee and a shot of whiskey is always a good option.
1333 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

5. Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
It's hard to get more classic D.C. than settling in at Afterwards Cafe with a coffee or a drink from the extensive selection of wine and craft beer.
1517 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

6. Northside Social - Coffee & Wine

3211 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
After 5 p.m., head to the second floor at this Clarendon cafe when it transforms into a wine bar complete with cheese, charcuterie and small plate options.
3211 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

7. Flying Fish Coffee and Tea

3064 Mount Pleasant St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
This Mt. Pleasant cafe offers a small selection of beer and wine alongside its coffee menu.
3064 Mount Pleasant St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

8. Big Bear Cafe

1700 1st St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Head to the Eckington neighborhood for a seasonal bite and drink from the full bar at this coffee shop and cafe.
1700 1st St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

9. Bump 'N Grind

1200 E West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910
This coffee and vinyl shop features a rotating beer and wine menu that includes DC Brau and several other regional options. Check the daily in-house menu for details.
1200 E West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910

10. BeanGood: The Coffee Pub

1737 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209
This Rosslyn coffee shop has been upping its beer and wine game in recent years, drawing in more of a happy hour crowd in the evenings. It even rebranded itself as a "coffee pub."
1737 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209

11. Blind Dog Cafe

944 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Blind Dog Cafe is actually a pop-up coffee shop within a bar, Darnell's. Find the best of both worlds there, plus great cookies.
944 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

12. Mom & Pop

2909 District Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031
Missy Frederick/Eater.com
This cafe from the Dolcezza team offers beer, wine and prosecco to help cater to the nearby Angelika movie theater crowd.
2909 District Ave
Fairfax, VA 22031

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