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15 To-Go Sangrias to Try Before Summer Ends

The Spanish favorite is a salve for sticky climates

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Sangria is a classic Spanish beverage with as many variations as there are regional dialects. In the D.C. area, restaurants take the basic sangria recipe — starting with red or white wine with some form of citrus — and run with it, adding everything from tequila to pisco to rosé to cava. These takeout cocktails won’t replace dining at a cafe in Barcelona, but they’re an ideal refresher when hot days persist during the final weeks of summer.

A number of D.C. area restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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1. Taqueria Habanero (Multiple locations)

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3710 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 722-7700
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The to-go menu at this treasured neighborhood taqueria between Columbia Heights and Petworth includes options for a tequila-spiked sangria by the glass ($8) and pitcher ($32). — Gabe Hiatt

2. Slate Wine Bar

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2404 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007

This sangria at this Glover Park wine bar is named after owner Danny Lledó’s father, who accidentally used port in the recipe when he catered his own wedding. The twist on the classic is made with ruby port, brandy, orange, and lemon juice, garnished with dehydrated orange. Reserve a table for dine-in or place a takeout order at the restaurant.

3. Tico DC

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1926 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 319-1400
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Michael Schlow’s colorful Mexican eatery, situated at the bustling intersection of 14th and U Streets NW, has both red and white sangria on its menu. With hints of pineapple in both, it’s a great palate cleanser after a bite of its spicy beef taco. An expanded menu filled out by sushi is now available, too. The restaurant has options for dine-in, carryout, and delivery.

4. Barcelona Wine Bar (Multiple locations)

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1622 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 588-5500
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Barcelona’s blend of wine, elderflower, citrus-infused rum, and guava nectar is best enjoyed alongside whipped burrata or patatas braves. Order takeout online, or visit the sprawling patio on 14th Street NW.

5. Estadio

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1520 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 319-1404
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Instead of brandy, Estadio spikes its red sangria with cachaça. The Logan Circle tapas spot just added a 60-seat al fresco setup at the corner of 14th Street and Church Street NW. Pickup and delivery are available, too.

Estadio recently brought the party outside.
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6. Boqueria (Multiple locations)

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1837 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 558-9545
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The Barcelona-themed offers Spanish sangria by the pitcher ($48) or glass ($12) in red, white, watermelon, and rosé varieties. Its Penn Quarter location remains closed for now, but Dupont Circle is open for patio and limited indoor dining. Reservations are highly recommended. To-go sangria in a pouch, ready to serve over ice, runs $18 to $29.

Boqueria serves four classic and seasonal sangria options.
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7. El Centro D.F. 

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1218 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

Choose between the red “Tinta Roja” or white “Melocoton” (peach) sangrias by the glass, half carafe, or full carafe at this Mexican restaurant. The 14th Street NW location is closed until further notice, but the Georgetown outpost is open for dine-in service at half capacity, call-in takeout orders, and delivery.

8. Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge

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3116 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-4733
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The long-running Spanish staple in Georgetown serves red or white cava sangrias by the glass or in handmade pitchers brimming over with soaked, spiked fruit. Available for takeout, delivery, or dine-in across its improvised patio on M Street NW.

9. Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar

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1823 L St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 559-3726
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The Peruvian restaurant’s Sangria Blanca adds bubbly to strawberries, blueberries, and peach schnapps. A Brava version mixes Old Forester 100 bourbon, triple sec, red wine, and oranges. Dine inside or out at the Dupont Circle restaurant or toast at home with no-contact delivery or takeout. During daily happy hour (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.), sangria is $6 by the glass and $24 by the pitcher.

10. Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

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801-A 9th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 408-1600
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Chinatown's Cuba Libre offers both white and red sangrias spiked with Sailor Jerry spiced rum and Spanish spirit Licor 43. Although late-night dancing is temporarily out of the picture, the restaurant’s dedication to Cuban culture remains intact. Glasses and half or full carafes are available across its new plant-filled sidewalk patio or for takeout and delivery.

Cuba Libre’s new 80-seat patio.
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11. Immigrant Food

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1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 681-3848
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The white summer sangria at the advocacy-driven restaurant near the White House features white wine, peaches, pomegranate seeds, mango, and a syrup with cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, among other things. Order it during happy hour across its patio or enjoy at home with takeout and delivery.

12. Urban Roast

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916 G St. NW suite c-1
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 393-1111
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Chinatown’s new all-day cafe has something for everyone: empanadas, lattes, acai bowls, and caprese sandwiches. It’s also building a base of regulars for its sangria, packed with soaked fruit in white tropical and red berry flavors. Walk up to order one in a to-go pouch.

13. Jaleo (Multiple locations)

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480 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 628-7949
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The tapas spot from José Andrés offers a cava sangria, but the classic option is “Sangría roja La Sueca,” where notes of cinnamon and citrus combine with the lingering aroma of red fruit. Both the Penn Quarter and Crystal City locations are accepting reservations as well as takeout and delivery orders. Weekday “sangria hour” (3 p.m. to 5 p.m.) brings on $7 glasses.

Sangria de cava at Jaleo.
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14. Joselito Casa de Comidas

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660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 930-6955
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Capitol Hill’s dreamy Spanish restaurant offers 32-ounce portions of red or white sangria for pickup and delivery. Seating is available indoors and outdoors.

15. Del Mar

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791 Wharf St SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 525-1402
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The sangria roja at Fabio Trabocchi’s waterfront Spanish restaurant is a mix of red wine, brandy, vermouth, and orange ($17 per glass and $79 for the carafe). It’s available on daytime pintxos menu on weekends or for dinner Wednesdays to Sundays. Call in pickup orders or order delivery via Caviar.

Sangria at Del Mar.
Sangria at Del Mar.
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1. Taqueria Habanero (Multiple locations)

3710 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

The to-go menu at this treasured neighborhood taqueria between Columbia Heights and Petworth includes options for a tequila-spiked sangria by the glass ($8) and pitcher ($32). — Gabe Hiatt

3710 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

2. Slate Wine Bar

2404 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

This sangria at this Glover Park wine bar is named after owner Danny Lledó’s father, who accidentally used port in the recipe when he catered his own wedding. The twist on the classic is made with ruby port, brandy, orange, and lemon juice, garnished with dehydrated orange. Reserve a table for dine-in or place a takeout order at the restaurant.

2404 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007

3. Tico DC

1926 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

Michael Schlow’s colorful Mexican eatery, situated at the bustling intersection of 14th and U Streets NW, has both red and white sangria on its menu. With hints of pineapple in both, it’s a great palate cleanser after a bite of its spicy beef taco. An expanded menu filled out by sushi is now available, too. The restaurant has options for dine-in, carryout, and delivery.

1926 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

4. Barcelona Wine Bar (Multiple locations)

1622 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Barcelona’s blend of wine, elderflower, citrus-infused rum, and guava nectar is best enjoyed alongside whipped burrata or patatas braves. Order takeout online, or visit the sprawling patio on 14th Street NW.

1622 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

5. Estadio

1520 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20002
Estadio recently brought the party outside.
Estadio [official]

Instead of brandy, Estadio spikes its red sangria with cachaça. The Logan Circle tapas spot just added a 60-seat al fresco setup at the corner of 14th Street and Church Street NW. Pickup and delivery are available, too.

1520 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20002

6. Boqueria (Multiple locations)

1837 M St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Boqueria serves four classic and seasonal sangria options.
Rey Lopez/Boqueria

The Barcelona-themed offers Spanish sangria by the pitcher ($48) or glass ($12) in red, white, watermelon, and rosé varieties. Its Penn Quarter location remains closed for now, but Dupont Circle is open for patio and limited indoor dining. Reservations are highly recommended. To-go sangria in a pouch, ready to serve over ice, runs $18 to $29.

1837 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

7. El Centro D.F. 

1218 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

Choose between the red “Tinta Roja” or white “Melocoton” (peach) sangrias by the glass, half carafe, or full carafe at this Mexican restaurant. The 14th Street NW location is closed until further notice, but the Georgetown outpost is open for dine-in service at half capacity, call-in takeout orders, and delivery.

1218 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

8. Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge

3116 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

The long-running Spanish staple in Georgetown serves red or white cava sangrias by the glass or in handmade pitchers brimming over with soaked, spiked fruit. Available for takeout, delivery, or dine-in across its improvised patio on M Street NW.

3116 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007

9. Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar

1823 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036

The Peruvian restaurant’s Sangria Blanca adds bubbly to strawberries, blueberries, and peach schnapps. A Brava version mixes Old Forester 100 bourbon, triple sec, red wine, and oranges. Dine inside or out at the Dupont Circle restaurant or toast at home with no-contact delivery or takeout. During daily happy hour (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.), sangria is $6 by the glass and $24 by the pitcher.

1823 L St NW
Washington, DC 20036

10. Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

801-A 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Cuba Libre’s new 80-seat patio.
Cuba Libre/official photo

Chinatown's Cuba Libre offers both white and red sangrias spiked with Sailor Jerry spiced rum and Spanish spirit Licor 43. Although late-night dancing is temporarily out of the picture, the restaurant’s dedication to Cuban culture remains intact. Glasses and half or full carafes are available across its new plant-filled sidewalk patio or for takeout and delivery.

801-A 9th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

11. Immigrant Food

1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006

The white summer sangria at the advocacy-driven restaurant near the White House features white wine, peaches, pomegranate seeds, mango, and a syrup with cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, among other things. Order it during happy hour across its patio or enjoy at home with takeout and delivery.

1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20006

12. Urban Roast

916 G St. NW suite c-1, Washington, DC 20001

Chinatown’s new all-day cafe has something for everyone: empanadas, lattes, acai bowls, and caprese sandwiches. It’s also building a base of regulars for its sangria, packed with soaked fruit in white tropical and red berry flavors. Walk up to order one in a to-go pouch.

916 G St. NW suite c-1
Washington, DC 20001

13. Jaleo (Multiple locations)

480 7th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Sangria de cava at Jaleo.
Jaleo/official photo

The tapas spot from José Andrés offers a cava sangria, but the classic option is “Sangría roja La Sueca,” where notes of cinnamon and citrus combine with the lingering aroma of red fruit. Both the Penn Quarter and Crystal City locations are accepting reservations as well as takeout and delivery orders. Weekday “sangria hour” (3 p.m. to 5 p.m.) brings on $7 glasses.

480 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

14. Joselito Casa de Comidas

660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003

Capitol Hill’s dreamy Spanish restaurant offers 32-ounce portions of red or white sangria for pickup and delivery. Seating is available indoors and outdoors.

660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003

15. Del Mar

791 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC 20024
Sangria at Del Mar.
Sangria at Del Mar.
Del Mar/official photo

The sangria roja at Fabio Trabocchi’s waterfront Spanish restaurant is a mix of red wine, brandy, vermouth, and orange ($17 per glass and $79 for the carafe). It’s available on daytime pintxos menu on weekends or for dinner Wednesdays to Sundays. Call in pickup orders or order delivery via Caviar.

791 Wharf St SW
Washington, DC 20024

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