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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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BeanGood: The Coffee Pub

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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."

Big Bear Cafe

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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.

Blind Dog Cafe

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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.

Bump 'N Grind

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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.

Chinatown Coffee Company

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Oddly enough, this cozy coffee shop serves up a selection of absinthe, as well as craft beer.

Flying Fish Coffee and Tea

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This Mt. Pleasant cafe offers a small selection of beer and wine alongside its coffee menu.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

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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.

Mom & Pop

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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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Northside Social - Coffee & Wine

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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.

Slipstream

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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.

Soho Tea & Coffee

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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.

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.

BeanGood: The Coffee Pub

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."

Big Bear Cafe

Head to the Eckington neighborhood for a seasonal bite and drink from the full bar at this coffee shop and cafe.

Blind Dog Cafe

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.

Bump 'N Grind

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.

Chinatown Coffee Company

Oddly enough, this cozy coffee shop serves up a selection of absinthe, as well as craft beer.

Flying Fish Coffee and Tea

This Mt. Pleasant cafe offers a small selection of beer and wine alongside its coffee menu.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

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.

Mom & Pop

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This cafe from the Dolcezza team offers beer, wine and prosecco to help cater to the nearby Angelika movie theater crowd.

Missy Frederick/Eater.com

Northside Social - Coffee & Wine

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.

Slipstream

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.

Soho Tea & Coffee

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.

Tryst

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.

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