Going Out Guide: Cocktails


Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 03/28/2014

The Majestic offers a new twist on ‘classic’ ’80s cocktails

The Old Town restaurant reinvents the Harvey Wallbanger, and other retro drinks.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:31 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Old Town

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Spring Break at Hank’s on the Hill: Homemade Smirnoff Ice and an ice luge

The bar’s menu includes grown-up versions of spring break cocktails.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:02 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Six things to know about Dram and Grain, the new cocktail lounge below Jack Rose

The reservation-only cocktail lounge,hidden in the basement of Jack Rose raises the bar for cocktails in Adams Morgan.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:35 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adams Morgan, Bars, Cocktails

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Something for the weekend: retro cocktails at Hank’s on the Hill

Alabama Slammers, Blue Hawaiians and wine coolers you’ll actually want to drink.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:53 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Capitol Hill, Cocktails

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/13/2013

This thing you should try: The Nicolaki cocktail at Iron Gate

Vodka, lemon, and, oh yes, yogurt.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cocktails, Iron Gate, Jeff Faile

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Toast the end of Prohibition at the Repeal Day Ball

An all-star team of local bartenders shakes up unlimited cocktails from the Roaring ‘20s.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:52 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cocktails, Repeal Day

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 11/05/2013

This thing you should try: Fuego’s habanero-infused Mala Suerte margarita

The tequila is sharp and peppery on its own, but this has a serious burn to it.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:18 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Tacos, This Thing You Should Try

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Toast the return of normalcy with an abnormally pricey cocktail

The Rye Bar celebrates the end of the shutdown by tapping a barrel of aged Manhattan.

By Alex Baldinger  |  04:32 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Georgetown

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 10/17/2013

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By Margaret Ely  |  02:19 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Cocktails, FYI, Restaurants

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Free Sipsmith gin, direct from London, at Jack Rose tonight

Meet the co-founder of the Sipsmith Distillery and try original cocktails.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:20 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adams Morgan, Bars, Cocktails

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Learn about Edgar Allan Poe while sipping creepy cocktails

Cocktail bars are teaming with American University to offer drinks and lectures inspired by Edgar Allan Poe on the anniversary of his death.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:12 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Tonight: Have a cocktail and watch a documentary about bartenders

A one-night-only screening of “Hey Bartender” includes a Q&A with the director and drinks made by some of the film’s participants.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:48 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Movies

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 08/30/2013

Get ready for sticker shock at Bar Charley

The new bar from the owners of El Chucho, set to open on Sept. 5, will offer tiki drinks and classic cocktails for $8 or less.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:13 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  18th Street, Bars, Cocktails, Dupont Circle

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Adam Bernbach's 2 Birds 1 Stone opens below Doi Moi

The subterranean space includes an approachable cocktail menu and plenty of space to hang out.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:57 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Bars, Cocktails

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Get your strawberry summer cocktails while you still can

Before you know it, we'll be talking about pumpkin beers and spiced bourbon cocktails.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:21 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Summer Cocktails, This Thing You Should Try

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Drink unlimited Rickey cocktails while celebrating D.C.'s top Rickey

After a month-long search, D.C.'s top Rickey cocktail will be named on Sunday, and you're invited to the party.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:49 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Summer Cocktails

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Local cocktails, local bands and a local '80s movie

This week is about karaoke, taking pride in local bands and watching "D.C. Cab."

By Fritz Hahn  |  07:01 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Karaoke, Music, Nightlife Agenda, Outdoor Movies

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Six cocktails for National Tequila Day

Washington's best tequila cocktails -- no frozen margaritas allowed.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:54 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Fake Holidays, Restaurants, Summer Cocktails, Tequila

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 07/16/2013

This thing you should try: Picasso at Kapnos

A glass of something cold? Better is a metal julep cup freezing in your hands as you sip from it.

By Alex Baldinger  |  05:23 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cocktails, This Thing You Should Try

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Beat the heat with 50 different Rickey cocktails

Fifty bartenders are making their own versions of D.C.'s favorite drink during the annual Rickey Month contest.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:21 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Rickey Month, Summer Cocktails

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 07/02/2013

The search for D.C.'s next barbecue and bartending stars

Think you make the best barbecue or most original cocktails? Prove it at a pair of contests this month.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:09 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barbecue, Bars, Cocktails, Contests

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 06/26/2013

The cocktails-on-tap trend is becoming a movement

Red sangria, made with red wine, hibiscus, ginger and lime, is a new and refreshing option at Hogo.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:09 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Toast the season with one of these summer cocktails

Cool off with a summery cocktail from a local bar.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:02 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, summer

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 05/22/2013

Sink into Ceiba for a sinkhole cocktail

The restaurant, located a block north of the 14th Street sinkhole, has created a cocktail in its honor.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:40 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Bars, Cocktails

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Del Campo's Fernet con Cola is Argentina in a bottle

Bartender J.P. Caceres adds his own unique flavor to the classic South American concoction.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:31 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cocktails, This Thing You Should Try

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 05/03/2013

Original sources: The Black Mixologist Club

Vintage newspaper stories provide more information about turn-of-the-century Washington mixologists and bars. [Read the print story from Friday's Weekend section]

By Fritz Hahn | @fritzhahn  |  11:42 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, U Street

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Just in time for warm weather: A summery new Green Hat gin

The new addition to the Green Hat family, a floral, citrusy seasonal gin, makes its debut at the New Columbia distillery on April 20.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:45 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 04/04/2013

This thing you should drink: gin and tonic on tap at Union Market's Red Apron Butchery

Specially formulated gin and tonics will flow from the taps at Union Market's Red Apron butcher shop and bar.

By Fritz Hahn  |  08:32 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cocktails, This Thing You Should Try, Union Market

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 04/03/2013

The most expensive Manhattan in Washington

The Rye Bar at Georgetown's Capella Hotel, which officially opens today, offers a $22 Manhattan.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:20 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Georgetown, Openings

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Artini tickets are on sale now

The Corcoran's sixth annual art-inspired cocktail competition is March 22.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:12 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  art parties, Cocktails, Museums

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 01/28/2013

At BLT Steak, cocktails mellow and improve with age

We all know that whiskey mellows and improves with age. But did you know that cocktails do, too?

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:48 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cocktails, Nightlife