Washington Watering Holes Make the “Garden & Gun” List of Top 50 Southern Bars

The Dixie publication counts local beer bars, snack spots, and speakeasy-style bars among its favorites.

By: Jessica Voelker

Garden & Gun’s February/March cover story is “Best Southern Bars” and there are some local locales among its top 50. “The draws are obvious” at 14th Street beer destination Churchkey, listed in the category of Draft Houses. And G&G considers Ripple to be among the Southeast’s best snack bars, singling out chef Logan Cox’s “locally sourced dishes” like “glazed shoat belly and blood-sausage-stuffed squid.” It should surprise nobody that recherché-concoctions destination Px made the cut, though closely associated barkeep/owner Todd Thrasher was not mentioned by name.

Other regional mentions: Greenwood, Virginia’s Pollak Vineyards—which got singled out for its views of, well, vineyards—and the Purser’s Pub in St. Michaels, Maryland. There, the magazine recommends “an ice-cold ‘up’ martini (vodka, please)”. That's maybe not the best drink to order at Px, however.