The classy, marble-walled courtyard patio at Poste restaurant is one of the best outdoor drinking spaces in town. Secluded inside the historic Hotel Monaco and accessible through a tunnel-like entrance from Eighth Street NW, you feel like you're anywhere but Washington, especially once you stretch out on one of the low, cushioned sofas with a well-made cocktail. After weeks of tumultuous weather, Poste's patio is set to reopen with a summery pig roast. Chef Robert Weland will be cooking a 400-pound hog on the patio while bar manager Rico Wisner whips up new warm-weather cocktails, including the Lucy in the Skyy, made with ginger-infused vodka, mango nectar and whisky liqueur. A $15 ticket - which supports local gardening groups Washington Youth Garden and Beet Street Gardens - includes a serving of pig and a drink of your choice. Items from the new outdoor-only menu (wood-grilled sardines, garden crudites, crispy clams) will be available for $4 each. No reservations are necessary.
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