clock menu more-arrow no yes
Chasin' Tails
Chasin' Tails
Facebook

Mardi Gras Madness: 11 Places to Drink Hurricanes in D.C.

Fat Tuesday is tomorrow, after all.

View as Map
Chasin' Tails
| Facebook

Mardi Gras is nearly here, and that means it’s time for a New Orleans-style celebration. No beverage is more appropriate for the occasion than the hurricane.

The drink is traditionally a mix of light and dark rum, grenadine and an assortment of fruit juices. A well-mixed hurricane packs a sweet, sour and powerful punch. It’s the perfect companion for king cake, beignets and bead-throwing.

If you can't get down to the French Quarter this February, here are some places around D.C. to enjoy this classic southern drink.

Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Acadiana

Copy Link
901 New York Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 408-8848
Visit Website
Named the category five, the hurricane is a signature cocktail at this modern Louisiana-style restaurant and made with light rum and Goslings.

2. Bayou

Copy Link
2519 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 223-6941
Visit Website
At Bayou, the hurricane is topped with a dark rum float and highlights the list of Louisiana-inspired cocktails. The drink isn’t part of happy any hour specials, but there are food specials most days of the week.

3. Black Jack

Copy Link
1612 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 319-1612
Visit Website
Hurricanes aren't part of the daily cocktail offerings, but they'll make an appearance at the Capital Cocktail Competition. Tickets are $30 and attendees can purchase frozen hurricanes for $2.

4. Chasin' Tails

Copy Link
2200 N Westmoreland St, #103
Arlington, VA 22213
(703) 538-2565
Visit Website
The hurricane is one of the "bayou cocktails" at this Arlington crawfish and seafood spot.

5. Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

Copy Link
801-A 9th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 408-1600
Visit Website
The festive atmosphere at this Cuba-themed restaurant is perfect for enjoying a Miami hurricane, made with cherry and lemon rums and fruit juices.

6. Hard Rock Cafe Washington DC

Copy Link
999 E St NW
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 737-7625
Visit Website
Hurricanes here are a bit on the sweet side at this tourist hotspot, but the plus is that this popular chain serves the drinks year-round.

7. Libertine

Copy Link
2435 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Named Rubens eighteenth street knockout, the hurricane variation at this Adams Morgan restaurant is made with light, dark and spiced rum and served on tap.

8. McClellan's Retreat

Copy Link
2031 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 265-6270
Visit Website
This Dupont Circle cocktail bar is switching things up for an entire week in honor of Mardi Gras. Hurricanes will be served in a punch bowl with rums, passionfruit, lime, orange juice and grenadine.

9. RT's Restaurant

Copy Link
3804 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22305
(703) 684-6010
Visit Website
The hurricane is just one of the New Orleans cocktails on the menu at this Creole restaurant, which also servers a vieux carre, a sazerac and even a cajun martini.

10. Mintwood Place

Copy Link
1813 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 234-6732
Visit Website
Hurricanes will be among the items available during Mintwood Place's Fat Tuesday celebration. They'll offer live music from Crush Funk Brass Band, creole dishes, beignets and other cocktails, too.

11. Central Michel Richard

Copy Link
1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 626-0015
Visit Website
This upscale French bistro is hosting a special Mardi Gras party, complete hurricanes on the bar and a special three-course meal. UPDATE: Due to the snow emergency, Central's party has been moved to Thursday.

1. Acadiana

901 New York Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Named the category five, the hurricane is a signature cocktail at this modern Louisiana-style restaurant and made with light rum and Goslings.
901 New York Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

2. Bayou

2519 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
At Bayou, the hurricane is topped with a dark rum float and highlights the list of Louisiana-inspired cocktails. The drink isn’t part of happy any hour specials, but there are food specials most days of the week.
2519 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

3. Black Jack

1612 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Hurricanes aren't part of the daily cocktail offerings, but they'll make an appearance at the Capital Cocktail Competition. Tickets are $30 and attendees can purchase frozen hurricanes for $2.
1612 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

4. Chasin' Tails

2200 N Westmoreland St, #103, Arlington, VA 22213
The hurricane is one of the "bayou cocktails" at this Arlington crawfish and seafood spot.
2200 N Westmoreland St, #103
Arlington, VA 22213

5. Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

801-A 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
The festive atmosphere at this Cuba-themed restaurant is perfect for enjoying a Miami hurricane, made with cherry and lemon rums and fruit juices.
801-A 9th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

6. Hard Rock Cafe Washington DC

999 E St NW, Washington, D.C. 20002
Hurricanes here are a bit on the sweet side at this tourist hotspot, but the plus is that this popular chain serves the drinks year-round.
999 E St NW
Washington, D.C. 20002

7. Libertine

2435 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Named Rubens eighteenth street knockout, the hurricane variation at this Adams Morgan restaurant is made with light, dark and spiced rum and served on tap.
2435 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

8. McClellan's Retreat

2031 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
This Dupont Circle cocktail bar is switching things up for an entire week in honor of Mardi Gras. Hurricanes will be served in a punch bowl with rums, passionfruit, lime, orange juice and grenadine.
2031 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

9. RT's Restaurant

3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305
The hurricane is just one of the New Orleans cocktails on the menu at this Creole restaurant, which also servers a vieux carre, a sazerac and even a cajun martini.
3804 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22305

10. Mintwood Place

1813 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Hurricanes will be among the items available during Mintwood Place's Fat Tuesday celebration. They'll offer live music from Crush Funk Brass Band, creole dishes, beignets and other cocktails, too.
1813 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

11. Central Michel Richard

1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
This upscale French bistro is hosting a special Mardi Gras party, complete hurricanes on the bar and a special three-course meal. UPDATE: Due to the snow emergency, Central's party has been moved to Thursday.
1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Related Maps