After creating the cocktail programs behind a litany of D.C. bars, Glendon Hartley and Chad Spangler teamed up with partner Chris Willoughby to create their own spot. The result is Service Bar, the ultimately neighborhood friendly joint, offering a mix of high-end cocktails and plenty of fun diversions. The Cocktails & Tomfoolery guide, also known as the menu, offers a permanent buy-one-get-one shot policy, $7 all-day everyday classics like Daiquiris or Old Fashioneds, and the innovative “hyper seasonal” cocktail list.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: The Bloomingdale, a beautiful, flower topped libation with galangal-infused gin, raspberry and aged apple cider vinegar shrub, lemon, egg foam and an absinthe spritz
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: The snug room, a private enclave with a service window to the bar, can be rented in advance and offers several different cocktail tasting menus.