You’d be forgiven if you thought Bourbon Steak was nothing more than a place to see and be seen since it’s located in the Four Seasons hotel in Georgetown. But you’d be missing out on the creative bar program run by head bartender Torrence Swain. With a focus on premium, fresh ingredients and making as much in-house as possible, the cocktail collection offers something for any taste, from old-school classics to seasonal specialties and beyond. There’s also a mammoth whiskey and global spirits assortment to peruse as well, not to mention cigars and several dozen wines by the glass.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: Dirty Martini fans, prepare to be wowed with the Potomac, a riff using house-made white truffle brine and Absolut Elyx vodka, served with a truffle and pecorino stuffed olive.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Some of the best drinking on the menu offers customization with a choice of spirit or by mixing and matching flavors. Prefer to see a show rather than make a decision? Ask about the tableside cocktail presentations.