Tag Archives: Bars

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Amid a heat wave, these beer bars are offering a taste of the holidays

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

As Washington basks in yet another heat wave, you’re probably wishing we could fast-forward through August and get right to fall. Three bars are trying to get you to feel like it’s already the holiday season. The Black Squirrel’s annual Christmas in July celebration, running throughout the month, features unseasonal draft selections, including Great Lakes […]

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New York Mezcal Mecca Mayahuel Will Close

Source: Grub Street NY

When it rains, it pours. The owners of downtown mezcal bar Mayahuel announced that it will close on August 8. It’s the fourth notable New York establishment that has been revealed to be on the way out since Friday, joining Franny’s, the short-lived Mr. Donahue’s, and

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These patios offer cold happy hour drinks without the crowds

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Why waste a warm summer day standing in line outside Dacha or waiting to go up to the Brixton’s rooftop when you could be actually enjoying a cold drink in the sun? Here are a few favorite bars with patios that aren’t as well known, and might actually have open seats at happy hour. The […]

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The best true dive bars in the D.C. area

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

When you’re knocking back cold bottles of Miller High Life at a dive bar, the place should feel as if time stood still somewhere in the 20th century. It might be 1947 or it might be 1977. It doesn’t matter. What matters is the temporal disorientation of the space: You shouldn’t know what decade it […]

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The Owners of Mother’s Ruin Opened a New Downtown Spot for Cocktails and (Soon) Pizza

Source: Grub Street NY

Mother’s Ruin became a downtown favorite by smartly toeing the line between a highbrow cocktail bar and a lowbrow dive. Six years into its run, the bar is still consistently packed. Owners Richard Knapp and T.J. Lynch have clearly hit on a formula that works, and they’re sticking to …

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Grand Banks Team Debuts Two New Oyster Bars for New York

Source: Grub Street NY

Good news for fans of the excellent, perpetually crowded Grand Banks (which, even on a recent Monday at 4 p.m., was slammed): The team behind the blockbuster oyster-bar-on-a-boat have two new projects opening that promise to retain all the charm of the original.

First up is Island Oyster

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The Alinea Team’s First NYC Bar Is Officially Open

Source: Grub Street NY

Tonight, after years of toying with the idea of expanding to New York, Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas will open the doors to one half of their first project here. The Chicago-based duo will start with the Office, their fancy _faux_-speakeasy that, unlike an actual speakeasy, accepts table reservations through …

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Here’s a Map Showing All the Rooftop Bars In the DC Area

Source: Washingtonian Food

You want to drink outside, preferably elevated above the fray of all those sidewalk patios and crowded beer gardens. We put together a map of over 60 great rooftop bars in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. There’s a deck for all needs—whether you’re looking to cool off by a rooftop pool, catch great city views, grab […]

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Rooftop parties, barbecue and live music: How to celebrate the Fourth of July around D.C.

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Fireworks are the main attraction on July 4, whether you’re watching on the Mall, at one of the many community celebrations across the region, or at a minor-league baseball game. The day is packed with history, music, grilling and celebrations, all of which lead into fireworks-viewing at rooftop bars after dark. Here’s where you can celebrate […]

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How Employees Only Moved to Asia — Staff Included

Source: Grub Street NY

Behind the curved bar at Employees Only the other night, a white-jacketed bartender dutifully measured and mixed a signature Manhattan. Waiters ferried orders of steak tartare and bone-marrow poppers to diners seated at red café tables. Near the entrance, a psychic told fortunes. And, 30 minutes before closing, homemade …

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The Brick Store Pub: 20 years and lots of beer

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Dave Blanchard, Tom Moore, and Mike Gallagher, the founders of the Brick Store PubPhotograph by Josh Jameson On June 27, 1997, the Brick Store Pub in Decatur opened its doors for the first time. It was a cloudy, humid Friday evening, and founders Dave Blanchard, Mike Gallagher, and Tom Moore had no idea that the neighborhood pub they’d built would become known as one of the country’s best beer bars, with accolades from popular publications such as Beer Advocate and RateBeer. The three friends and business partners were early champions of a 2004 law that raised the alcohol limit for ...

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Brooklyn’s Newest Outdoor Bar Features Breezy Cocktails and First-rate Tacos

Source: Grub Street NY

When the owners of Gowanus performance space Littlefield, Julie Kim and Scott Koshnoodi, were given the boot by their now former landlord, they decided to find a new home in the neighborhood. But when they set out to search, they found an old printing warehouse with a 4,000-square-foot outdoor …

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Too intimidated to talk about wine? Here’s how to order one you’ll actually enjoy.

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

I was having dinner at the bar of a high-end Italian restaurant in Washington when the bartender handed me a hefty wine list. Feeling overwhelmed, I asked him to choose something for me. “I like bold reds,” I told him. “Pour me two glasses of wine at $25 apiece without informing me of the exorbitant […]

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The Absolute Best Rooftop Bar in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

The very idea of a “rooftop bar” can conjure up images of too expensive drinks, terrible crowds, and a vibe that’s more “outdoor club” than proper bar. Yet, places do exist that balance stunning views with well-made drinks and snacks. Yes, these spots can get crowded on nice nights, …

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The new Franklin Hall wants you to spend more time drinking and less time waiting at the bar

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

“One of my pet peeves,” says Peter Bayne, “is when you’re at a bar and you’re just trying to get a drink, but the crowd is three deep, and you can’t even get the bartender’s attention.” People who do order drinks, Bayne says, just stay in place, blocking the flow of people behind them. Payne […]

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The best beer festivals and parties to quench your thirst in June

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

The first days of June were consumed by the annual Savor festival and the tap takeovers and events surrounding it. While many bars and breweries are slowing down the pace for a few weeks, there are still noteworthy festivals and celebrations this month. June 10: Brewfest on the Farm at Milkhouse Brewery Eighteen breweries from […]

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The Best DC Happy Hours if You’re Hungry

Source: Washingtonian Food

This comes from our annual Best of Washington list. To see more from the list, including the best things to do, places to eat, and places to shop, click here. Sushi Taro DC’s only happy hour to draw lines is this 11-seat luxe sushi counter, where all of the jewel-like nigiri and rolls and most […]

The Best DC Happy Hours if You’re Hungry” was first published on Washingtonian.

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A ‘Game of Thrones’ pop-up bar where you can drink Dothraquiris on the Iron Throne

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

This summer, “Game of Thrones” fans will be able to dress up as their favorite characters, sit on a replica of the Iron Throne and swill a scotch-and-sherry cocktail from a horn-shaped tankard. You know, just another Saturday night in Shaw. After pop-up bars dedicated to Christmas, “Stranger Things,” cherry blossoms and Super Mario, the […]

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Craft beer pop-up bar Canteen is opening in Shaw on Friday

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Last summer, the Neighborhood Restaurant Group — the owners of ChurchKey, the Sovereign and other beer-centric destinations — leapt into the world of pop-up bars. Canteen, which ran on the plaza of the 2100 M St. NW office building from June to October, offered an array of craft beers, bourbon-spiked slushies, a gourmet hot dog […]

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The four best bars that opened in D.C. in May

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

May brought new destinations for happy hour, classic cocktails and local cider. Reliable Tavern, 3655 Georgia Ave. NW.  The backstory: Veteran bar owners Joe Englert and Kyle Rasmussen (the Big Hunt, DC9) and real estate broker Langdon Hample have turned a hardware store into the latest in a string of neighborhood bars along Georgia Avenue […]

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The four best bars that opened in D.C. in May

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

May brought new destinations for happy hour, classic cocktails and local cider. Reliable Tavern, 3655 Georgia Ave. NW.  The backstory: Veteran bar owners Joe Englert and Kyle Rasmussen (the Big Hunt, DC9) and real estate broker Langdon Hample have turned a hardware store into the latest in a string of neighborhood bars along Georgia Avenue […]

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The month of May in restaurant openings and closings

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

May was a pretty big month for restaurant debuts around Washington. But the city also lost some veteran spots, too. Here’s a look at the most noteworthy developments. Openings Anxo Cidery and Tasting Room: The second location of this local outfit is in Brightwood Park, featuring its own ciders and those from around the world, plus craft […]

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The Absolute Best Long Island Iced Tea in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

The Long Island Iced Tea is the Hawaiian shirt of cocktails: It’s nearly impossible to take seriously, even in an ironic way. The official drink of drunk cousins everywhere, and a bemoaned scourge of cocktailians, it’s generally thought to be the ne plus ultra of carelessly made, why-on-earth-would-you-order-that cocktails. Yet …

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Euclid Avenue Yacht Club turns 30: “It’s kind of like Manuel’s on LSD”

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Euclid Avenue in 1987Photograph courtesy of the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club The Euclid Avenue Yacht Club just turned 30 years old, a milestone it will celebrate on May 28 by staying open until 1 a.m., one hour past its normal Sunday bed time. Manager Anna Bender says she’ll serve drink specials, including a $2 “customer appreciation shot” called The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea; the kitchen will make St. Louis-style ribs, “because they’ve got more meat on them”; and live performances from Wasted Potential Brass Band, Heather Luttrell, The Boohoo Ramblers, The Young Antiques, and The Dandyls will begin ...

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The new Anxo cidery opens Saturday serving old-world ciders and Basque-style snacks

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Anxo opens its long-awaited Brightwood Park cider production facility and tasting room on Saturday. In addition to the 1,000-gallon stainless steel tanks and three Italian-wood casks, the space features a full bar and a kitchen serving Basque-style snacks. Customers can order ciders and craft beers from around the world, as well as draft cocktails, Spanish wine, vermouth and […]

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