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15 Best Bars in Washington, D.C.

Our list has picks for every type of person, no matter your poison.

BY: ADELE CHAPIN  July 19, 2018   Photography Courtesy of Morris / Churchkey


Knocking back an old fashioned at a classic hotel bar with a political caricature as a coaster is one way to experience a quintessential D.C. night out—and an iconic one at that. But it’s not the only way. Our nation's capital is a drinking town, with no shortage of classic speakeasies and dives, but a recent renaissance in the area drinking scene has brought a notable set of quality distilleries, breweries and even cideries into the mix. No matter which one you favor, we've got an option for you. Keep reading for our picks for where to drink in Washington, D.C.

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At The Morris, a glamorous new D.C. speakeasy glam, David Strauss—whose resume includes Barmini and Le Diplomat—and his team hand-carve all the ice for craft cocktails. Opt for the bartender's choice based on your flavor preferences, or choose from a rotating menu that includes interesting takes on fizzes and Old Fashioneds. And don't miss the outdoor patio's Fix Bar, which serves crushed-iced cocktails—basically boozy snow cones for adults—canned rosé, and beer.

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