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—we will assume you already know how to get to the Passenger and American Ice —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 seven new drinking destinations to the list.
Have any suggestions? Any vital omissions? Leave 'em in the comments.
May 2013: Added Barmini, The Rye Bar, Daikaya Izakaya
September 2013: Added Bar Charley, Thomas Foolery, Bardo, Mockingbird Hill
October 2013: Added Eat the Rich, 2 Birds 1 Stone, Barcelona Wine Bar, Petworth Citizen
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