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The Eater Drinks Map: Updated October 2014

The map gets an update just in time for Cocktail Week 2014.

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More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I drink right now? While the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essential restaurants across the city and the Eater Heat Map highlights where the foodie crowds are flocking to at the moment, neither of these properly cover the bars and restaurants where cocktail aficionados and beer nerds are getting their drink on right now.

And so the time has come to update the Drinks Heat Map. Rather than feature the perennial favorites, this guide focuses on operations that are newer or have recently made significant revamps. Since it's been awhile since this map has been updated, Eater made a major reset this time around, adding five new drinking destinations to the list.

Have any suggestions? Any vital omissions? Leave 'em in the comments.

January 2014: Added Bluejacket, Right Proper Brewing Company, Iron Gate, Southern Efficiency, Eno
March 2014: Added Flight Wine Bar, Heavy Seas Alehouse
June 2014: Added Rebellion, Dino's Grotto, Barrel, Lyman's Tavern, Dram and Grain, Handsome Cock, Dignitary
October 2014: Added Bside, Anju, The Sheppard, Chaplin, POV

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Southern Efficiency

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Derek Brown now has three bars on one block. The latest is this tribute to Southern snacks and American whiskey.

Right Proper Brewing Company

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Shaw has a new neighborhood bar and brewery now that Right Proper is on the scene. The space has an interesting design, with a Japanese influence present in the decor. Try out one of the brewery's new offerings, like the Raised by Wolves pale ale. It's all overseen by beer scene mainstay Thor Cheston.

Heavy Seas Alehouse

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Rosslyn was desperate for a decent place to drink, if early crowds at this new offering were any indication. The Baltimore brewery has opened its second brewpub on Wilson Blvd. The menu is a mix of bar snacks, seafood and entrees, and there's plenty of Heavy Seas beer to wash it all down, along with a few selections from other local breweries.

Rebellion DC

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This new Adams Morgan bar, a tribute to D.C.'s cocktail history, has more than 50 whiskeys to sample.

Barrels are everywhere throughout this Capitol Hill Bar, which serves up craft cocktails, whiskey and food from Garret Fleming.

Lyman's Tavern

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Pinball fans have a home at this new, chill bar in Columbia Heights.

Dram and Grain

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This speakeasy of sorts in Jack Rose's basement has experimental cocktails, limited seating and requires reservations via text (though they've recently opened up some tables for walk-ins).

This is Neighborhood Restaurant Group's latest addition in Virginia. It's adjacent to Red Apron in the Mosaic District. All the cocktails are named for famous B-Side records, and there is a huge beer and wine list, too. Expect simliar offerings to D.C.'s The Partisan.

Anju (at Mandu)

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This pop-up event at Mandu happens on the first Friday of every month. The rotating chefs and bartenders change each month, but usually drinks have an Asian/Korean influence.

The Sheppard

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Spike Mendelsohn designed the food menu for this newest entry to the speakeasy scene. It's located above Kabin (the owner of that lounge partnered with Mendelsohn on this new venture).

Chaplin

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The Wilder Brothers designed the cocktail menu for this Asian-leaning restaurant, named for the silent movie star. Try dumpling shooters, which combine dumplings and cocktails, or any of the restaurant's signature drinks (though the buzzed-about laughing gas cocktail was not on the menu when Eater visited last week).

P.O.V. Rooftop Lounge and Terrace

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You can't beat the view at this bar on top of the W Washington DC. The interior of the space just got a major renovation, plus a new cocktail menu designed by Owen Thomson.

Southern Efficiency

Derek Brown now has three bars on one block. The latest is this tribute to Southern snacks and American whiskey.

Right Proper Brewing Company

Shaw has a new neighborhood bar and brewery now that Right Proper is on the scene. The space has an interesting design, with a Japanese influence present in the decor. Try out one of the brewery's new offerings, like the Raised by Wolves pale ale. It's all overseen by beer scene mainstay Thor Cheston.

Heavy Seas Alehouse

Rosslyn was desperate for a decent place to drink, if early crowds at this new offering were any indication. The Baltimore brewery has opened its second brewpub on Wilson Blvd. The menu is a mix of bar snacks, seafood and entrees, and there's plenty of Heavy Seas beer to wash it all down, along with a few selections from other local breweries.

Rebellion DC

This new Adams Morgan bar, a tribute to D.C.'s cocktail history, has more than 50 whiskeys to sample.

Barrel

Barrels are everywhere throughout this Capitol Hill Bar, which serves up craft cocktails, whiskey and food from Garret Fleming.

Lyman's Tavern

Pinball fans have a home at this new, chill bar in Columbia Heights.

Dram and Grain

This speakeasy of sorts in Jack Rose's basement has experimental cocktails, limited seating and requires reservations via text (though they've recently opened up some tables for walk-ins).

B-Side

This is Neighborhood Restaurant Group's latest addition in Virginia. It's adjacent to Red Apron in the Mosaic District. All the cocktails are named for famous B-Side records, and there is a huge beer and wine list, too. Expect simliar offerings to D.C.'s The Partisan.

Anju (at Mandu)

This pop-up event at Mandu happens on the first Friday of every month. The rotating chefs and bartenders change each month, but usually drinks have an Asian/Korean influence.

The Sheppard

Spike Mendelsohn designed the food menu for this newest entry to the speakeasy scene. It's located above Kabin (the owner of that lounge partnered with Mendelsohn on this new venture).

Chaplin

The Wilder Brothers designed the cocktail menu for this Asian-leaning restaurant, named for the silent movie star. Try dumpling shooters, which combine dumplings and cocktails, or any of the restaurant's signature drinks (though the buzzed-about laughing gas cocktail was not on the menu when Eater visited last week).

P.O.V. Rooftop Lounge and Terrace

You can't beat the view at this bar on top of the W Washington DC. The interior of the space just got a major renovation, plus a new cocktail menu designed by Owen Thomson.

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