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Here's What a Manhattan Costs Around D.C.

Depending on where you drink, the price and type of Manhattan will vary.

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In Washington, D.C., no two Manhattans are created equal. This relatively simple cocktail — two ounces whiskey, one ounce vermouth, and two dashes of Angostura bitters — can vary greatly by both price and type.

At Barmini ($14), the drink calls for Spanish vermouth. Makers 46 bourbon is used at All Souls Bar ($9).  Bar Charley and The Riggsby ($6) are the place to be at happy hour. Then, there's The Rye Bar in Georgetown, which barrel-ages the drink and prices it at the high water mark of $22 per glass.

For both the deep-pocketed and the penny pinchers out there, Eater put together a price guide for drinking this classic cocktail around town.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Rye Bar

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1050 31st Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 617-2425
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Price: $22
At the ritzy Rye Bar, a Manhattan is going to cost $22. It's one of the most expensive Manhattans in the city, but it's also pretty unique. The cocktail comes barrel aged with Dad's Hat rye, Dolin Sweet vermouth, and Byrhh Quinquina.
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2. The Round Robin Bar

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1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
Price: $15
The Round Robin Bar at The Willard InterContinental is as close to vintage-cocktail bar as it gets. Many of the drinks are served in classic renditions too, including their $15 Manhattan, made with Michter's rye, Carpano Antica, Angostura bitters, and garnished with a cherry.
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3. barmini by José Andrés

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855 E St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 393-4451
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Price: $14
The Barmini Manhattan clocks in at the all to familiar price of the $14 cocktail. This Manhattan takes a Spanish twist with a vermouth produced in Catalonia, Yzaguirre 1884.

4. The Riggsby

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1731 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 234-3200
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Price: $13/$6 (happy hour)
Depending on when you drink at The Riggsby, The Manhattan can either be a pretty penny or a cold, hard bargain. During happy hour (M-F 4-7 p.m.) their Manhattan goes for $6, otherwise it's $13.

5. Republic

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6939 Laurel Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 270-3000
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Price: $12
Republic uses Buffalo Trace Barrel Select, Dolin Rouge vermouth, Angostura bitters, and a brandied cherry for their Manhattan.

6. Wisdom

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1432 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 543-2323
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Price: $12
The Manhattan at Wisdom takes on a slight hue of green with Chartreuse. The drink has rye whiskey, honey bourbon, Chartreuse, vermouth, and bitters.

7. Petworth Citizen & Reading Room

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829 Upshur St NW
Washington, D.C. 20011
Price: $11
The dark and cozy bar at Petworth Citizen serves $11 Manhattans with Old Overholt, Dolin Rogue vermouth, dashes of Angostura bitters, and a Luxardo maraschino cherry.

8. Southern Efficiency

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1841 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 316-9396
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Price: $10
The price of a Manhattan will vary at Southern Efficiency depending on the whiskey that you select. A standard version with Rittenhouse Rye costs $10.
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9. All Souls Bar

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725 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 733-5929
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Price: $9
All Souls Bar serves a bourbon perfect Manhattan with Maker's 46, Dolin sweet and dry vermouths, Angostura bitters, and a twist of lemon.

10. Mason Social

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728 N Henry St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-8800
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Price: $10
Mason Social is one of the newest bars to open in Alexandria and this neighborhood hangout serves a $10 Manhattan with bourbon, sweet vermouth, and Angostura bitters.
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11. Bar Charley

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1825 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 627-2183
Price: $9/$6 (happy hour)
Bar Charley serves a variety of Manhattans. Their classic version is a deal during happy hour for $6 each.

12. Copycat Co.

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1110 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 241-1952
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Price: $11
Copycat subscribes to a classic take on the Manhattan. They use Rittenhouse Rye, Dolin's sweet vermouth, and a dash of Angostura bitters. The drink is priced at $11.
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1. The Rye Bar

1050 31st Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
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Price: $22
At the ritzy Rye Bar, a Manhattan is going to cost $22. It's one of the most expensive Manhattans in the city, but it's also pretty unique. The cocktail comes barrel aged with Dad's Hat rye, Dolin Sweet vermouth, and Byrhh Quinquina.
1050 31st Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

2. The Round Robin Bar

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
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Price: $15
The Round Robin Bar at The Willard InterContinental is as close to vintage-cocktail bar as it gets. Many of the drinks are served in classic renditions too, including their $15 Manhattan, made with Michter's rye, Carpano Antica, Angostura bitters, and garnished with a cherry.
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

3. barmini by José Andrés

855 E St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Price: $14
The Barmini Manhattan clocks in at the all to familiar price of the $14 cocktail. This Manhattan takes a Spanish twist with a vermouth produced in Catalonia, Yzaguirre 1884.
855 E St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

4. The Riggsby

1731 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Price: $13/$6 (happy hour)
Depending on when you drink at The Riggsby, The Manhattan can either be a pretty penny or a cold, hard bargain. During happy hour (M-F 4-7 p.m.) their Manhattan goes for $6, otherwise it's $13.
1731 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

5. Republic

6939 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Price: $12
Republic uses Buffalo Trace Barrel Select, Dolin Rouge vermouth, Angostura bitters, and a brandied cherry for their Manhattan.
6939 Laurel Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912

6. Wisdom

1432 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Price: $12
The Manhattan at Wisdom takes on a slight hue of green with Chartreuse. The drink has rye whiskey, honey bourbon, Chartreuse, vermouth, and bitters.
1432 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

7. Petworth Citizen & Reading Room

829 Upshur St NW, Washington, D.C. 20011
Price: $11
The dark and cozy bar at Petworth Citizen serves $11 Manhattans with Old Overholt, Dolin Rogue vermouth, dashes of Angostura bitters, and a Luxardo maraschino cherry.
829 Upshur St NW
Washington, D.C. 20011

8. Southern Efficiency

1841 7th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
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Price: $10
The price of a Manhattan will vary at Southern Efficiency depending on the whiskey that you select. A standard version with Rittenhouse Rye costs $10.
1841 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

9. All Souls Bar

725 T St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Price: $9
All Souls Bar serves a bourbon perfect Manhattan with Maker's 46, Dolin sweet and dry vermouths, Angostura bitters, and a twist of lemon.
725 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

10. Mason Social

728 N Henry St, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Price: $10
Mason Social is one of the newest bars to open in Alexandria and this neighborhood hangout serves a $10 Manhattan with bourbon, sweet vermouth, and Angostura bitters.
728 N Henry St
Alexandria, VA 22314

11. Bar Charley

1825 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Price: $9/$6 (happy hour)
Bar Charley serves a variety of Manhattans. Their classic version is a deal during happy hour for $6 each.
1825 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

12. Copycat Co.

1110 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
https://www.facebook.com/copycatcompany?fref=ts
Price: $11
Copycat subscribes to a classic take on the Manhattan. They use Rittenhouse Rye, Dolin's sweet vermouth, and a dash of Angostura bitters. The drink is priced at $11.
1110 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

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