From to-die-for cocktail menus to comfortable outdoor spaces, these nightlife destinations made for a great year.
Best new cocktail bar: Bar TNT Tucked in the back of Eamonn's a Dublin Chipper on Columbia Pike, the 20-seat marble bar at Bar TNT features the inventive drinks we've come to expect from PX creator Todd Thrasher. For the mellow Metal Surrenders When Oak Trees Meet Fenders, Thrasher mixes bourbon, peach bitters and a sweet "sorghum pine cone water" made with pine cones from his front yard. The "Road Trip" menu stars drinks from the country's best cocktail bars, such as the Tippler (New York City). Stacy Zarin Goldberg/For The Washington Post Buy Photo