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

It's boom times for booze in Washington, D.C., right now. Great new bars continue to open up all over the District, expanding our boundaries and palates and taking us on imbibing journeys around the globe via the cider of Spain, the mezcal of Mexico and the cocktails of Cuba, to name but a few. These are the 11 new bars to know that have already proven themselves worthy of a date on your cocktail calendar. —Jake Emen

*Bars are listed in alphabetical order.

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1.  ANXO

ANXO (pronounced Ahn-cho) Cidery & Pintxos (pronounced Peen-chos) Bar made its much-anticipated debut this summer. The city's first cidery and cider-centric…
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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.  Dirty Habit

Head bartender Sarah Ruiz created the bar program at Dirty Habit. She brings an array of unique and global ingredients to…
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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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5.  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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6.  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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7.  Left Door

Left Door is from partners Tom Brown and Mick Perrigo, who also serves as head bartender. Expect well-made, fine-tuned cocktails offered…
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8.  Mezcalero

A second mezcal bar in D.C.? That's right, because apparently we can't get enough of the stuff. Say hello to Mezcalero,…
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9.  The Passenger

Tom Brown has brought The Passenger back to life after a nearly two-year hiatus, in a new Shaw location and with…
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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.  Tilt Side Bar

The neon glowing pinball bar top lures you into Tilt Side Bar. While there are no pinball machines to play, the…
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