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. Though it's been an unusually nice summer so far, sometimes the bugs are out, the sweat is dripping down people's backs and it's just not a great day to force the al fresco thing. 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.
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