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Great Bars 2011: The Gibson
Comments () | Published February 4, 2011
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour

The Gibson
Address: 2009 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-232-2156
Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw
Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
Happy Hour Details:
Various cocktail specials.

We forgive this faux speakeasy for being a little pretentious, with its unmarked door, $15 drinks, and occasionally rude service. It’s still a great bar. The setting is gorgeous—dark wood, richly upholstered booths, flickering candlelight. And the drinks, a mix of old classics and new inventions, are among the best in town. In warmer months, head to the back patio, where you can sample boozy floats made with artisanal gelato. The Gibson has a no-standing policy, so make a reservation.

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