The 11 Best New Bars in Washington, D.C.: Summer 2017
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The 11 Best New Bars in Washington, D.C.: Summer 2017

It's boom times for booze in the nation’s capital. The lineup of great bars just keeps on growing, with exciting new spots opening up all over the District, from rowdy distillery bars to low-key neighborhood hangouts. These are the 11 new bars to know next time you’re feeling thirsty in Washington, D.C.—Jake Emen

*Bars are listed in alphabetical order.

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1.  Addendum

The always-bustling Eighteenth Street Lounge, a music venue and nightclub known throughout the District as ESL, has received a major cocktail…
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2.  Colada Shop

Colada Shop opened its second outpost, and first in the city, this February. The all-day spot will jump-start your morning with…
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3.  Cotton & Reed

Cotton & Reed, a new rum distillery located in the Union Market district of northeast D.C., is quickly becoming the It…
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4.  District Distilling

District Distilling and head distiller Matt Strickland are making a diverse lineup of spirits, with a beautiful still house they show…
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Five to One

5.  Five to One

Trevor Frye has been a staple of the D.C. bar community for years, so when it came time for him to…
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6.  Hill Prince

This H Street neighborhood hangout has good drinks, friendly people and none of that pinky-in-the-air pretense you find at stuffy cocktail…
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7.  Himitsu

Petworth has received another gem with the addition of Himitsu. Food comes from executive chef Kevin Tien, offering a diverse range…
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8.  La Jambe

What do you do when you miss French wine, cheese and charcuterie? You follow your passion and open a bar dedicated…
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9.  Rosario

An Italian restaurant in Adams Morgan, Rosario offers hearty, satisfying Italian fare with plenty of good things to drink to wash…
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10.  Service Bar

After creating the cocktail programs behind a litany of D.C. bars, Glendon Hartley and Chad Spangler teamed up with partner Chris…
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11.  Truxton Inn

Bloomingdale's Truxton Inn wears the lived-in look of a lounge from a bygone era in the best way possible. Evoking the…
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