Great Bars 2013: The Gin Joint
Comments () | Published March 18, 2013
75 Great Bars (2013)

The Gin Joint
Address: 2317 Calvert St., NW, Washington, DC 20008
Neighborhood: Woodley Park
Nearby Metro Stops: Woodly Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan

Shh, don’t tell the tourists—Woodley Parkers consider this little lounge beneath New Heights restaurant one of the neighborhood’s best-kept secrets. Try house-made tonics (mint-citrus, tamarind, rhubarb-spice) concocted by bubbly bar manager Nicole Hassoun, who pairs her fizzy creations with both big-name and boutique gins—the soda flavorings are designed to complement each spirit’s botanicals. Insider tip: Hassoun teaches tonic-making classes (see the bar’s Facebook page for details) and will whip up special orders for cocktail parties. Open Monday through Saturday.

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