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Washington, D.C.

The 23 Essential Washington, D.C., Bars:
Fall 2017

Washington, D.C., has long been one of the country's hardest-drinking towns. The politics and traffic can do that to you apparently. But little by little, the District has quietly become a leader for high-end drinking experiences and watering holes of all varieties, including some of the most destination-worthy drinking spots found anywhere in the nation. Consider this your must-do list for the capital city.—Jake Emen

*Bars are listed in alphabetical order.

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Drink Here Now 2019

2019 is looking to be a good year for drinking, especially in bars.

This year, Drink Here Now features nearly 300 great places to drink across the globe.

The winners—selected by some of the most knowledgeable drinkers we know—are located in 75 cities around Planet Earth. These are the 14 categories:New Kids (new bar) Longtimers (bars open at least five years) Internationals (bars located outside the U.S.) Experimenters (bars that embrace innovation) Food Slingers (bars with great food) Team Players (innovation award—could be new or established) Neighborhood Bar (easygoing local bars) Genre Bars: Cocktail, Gin, Irish, Rum, Tequila/Agave, Tiki, WhiskeyChoose a city and find a new favorite bar. Or pick one of the 14 categories and check out the awardees from across the world. Or wander the map and drink by continent.

Drink Here Now is not only about the newest, and it’s not just about the best. It’s about the smartest, the most thoughtful, the bleeding edge, the tried-and-true. The places that matter most—right now.

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