Rooftops, decks, patios, courtyards and backyards are great when the weather is perfect: not too hot, not too cold, not too windy, not too sunny. But let's remember that this is D.C., people. Weather is, to be kind, unpredictable.
Plus, the sun-hating vampires among us need a place to drink, too, right? Enter this map. These are subterranean bars ideal for the patio-phobic, those who want to enjoy a drink without wearing shades. Choose from dives ideal for interns, a secret whiskey-centric speakeasy, a cocktail destination off of 14th Street and some of the usual suspects. Patio fans should head elsewhere (like, for example, to these new patios).
Have another favorite basement bar? Share in the comments.
—Ross Perkins and Missy Frederick
Editor's Note: Quarry House is on this list, but the bar is temporarily closed due to fire damage.Read More