Best DC Bars to Get a Cocktail By Yourself

All Souls Bar – The Most Mentioned Spot

“What is a lovely place in D.C. to get a cocktail by yourself?

An important question posed on Twitter by Rachel Kurzius, a reporter for DCist and WAMU, on November 1st yielded a huge number of responses with over 105 different bars and restaurants. Here’s the Barred in DC attempt to piggyback on someone else’s effort for content by organizing the responses into a blog post. Read the Twitter thread for the other 80 or so spots.

The top 3 choices are walking distance between each other so you can do a solo cocktail crawl (I would recommend starting at Truxton and ending the night at All Souls).

Most mentioned

  • All Souls Bar (Shaw)

2nd Most Mentioned

  • The Royal (LeDroit Park/Shaw)
  • Truxton Inn (Bloomingdale)

3rd Most Mentioned

  • Beuchert’s Saloon (Capitol Hill/Eastern Market)
  • Left Door (14th St/U)
  • Copycat (H Street)

4th Most Mentioned

  • Doyle Bar at the Pembroke Hotel (Dupont)
  • McClellan’s Retreat (Dupont)
  • The Gibson (14th St/U)
  • The Red Hen (Bloomingdale)

5th Most Mentioned

  • Allegory at the Eaton Hotel (Downtown)
  • Dauphine’s (Downtown)
  • Denson Liquor Bar (PQ/Chinatown)
  • Mercy Me at Yours Truly Hotel (West End)
  • Quill at the Jefferson Hotel (Downtown)

Others Mentioned Multiple Times: Cafe St. Ex., Chaplin’s, Columbia Room, Emissary, Etabil, The Green Zone, Iron Gate, The Line Hotel, Maxwell Park, Morris Bar, Off the Record, The Passenger, Round Robin, Service Bar, Tabard Inn, The Pug

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