Where to Drink: DC


Where to Drink in DC: Iron Gate for Brunch Veteran’s Day 2015 was a happy day for us. We’d moved to DC at the end of that summer, and after a couple of months of settling in, making our way through the government HR and clearance process (for one of us), and searching for a job (for the other), we had both started our new jobs. Veteran’s Day was our first holiday as DC workers. Back in Boston, Veteran’s Day is...

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Where You Should Be Drinking on U Street: Service Bar DC Our first encounter with Service Bar was at the Glendalough Pop-Up. We were impressed by how they handled the Irish Whiskey in their Glendalough specialty menu, and delightedly to find that it’s just a short walk away from the office for one of us. We knew we’d make it back there again, sooner rather than later. The perfect opportunity arose last week. One of us...

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Where You Should Be Drinking: Hill Prince on H We were grabbing drinks with our friend Dan, who was in town for a convention.We usually have a a little list of places to hit when he’s in town, but he’s been in DC quite a bit recently; so, we’ve already hit quite a few of them, some new ones and some favorites. But there’s one quite new bar we’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about but hadn’t gotten to...

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Where You Should Be Drinking: Nido Per the usual in these times, we met fortified wine importer Leith Shenstone online. We’ve corresponded for months, swapping our thoughts on the things that interest us, like vermouths, production methods, and drinking styles. We consider him a friend, because what better mark of friendship is there than filling a person’s refrigerator with excellent vermouth? But we had no idea what he...

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Where you should be drinking: Red Hen Red Hen is our place for special occasions. We have a soft spot for it, because it’s the place that assured us that DC would treat us well. Our scouting trip to DC happened over our second anniversary, and by sheer luck we made reservations for our anniversary dinner at Red Hen. Little did we know just how lucky we were; we’ve discovered since that you usually have to make reservations...

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Where you should be drinking: Centrolina We were headed from work to a show and needed a place for dinner that was on the way from the one to the other. We also wanted the food to be good. And, as always, the chance of a decent cocktail was a must. Oh, and a patio. It was a beautiful day. It took us a moment, but we finally realized that Centrolina in City Center was the place to go. We too often forget City Center. It’s a...

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