Great Bars 2013: Wisdom
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75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour

Address: 1432 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 202-543-2323
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill, Southeast
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Potomac Ave., Eastern Market
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday 6 to 8: $1 off draft beer, $5 house wine, $5 rail cocktails, $2 off BlueCoat gin specialty cocktails.
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

First-time visitors often walk past this unshowy Capitol Hill spot. (Hint: Look for the Chinese carryout next door.) Cozy and dim on the inside, Erik Holzherr’s little lounge boasts a wide selection of absinthes and a long cocktail list with a whole page of $10 specialty drinks made with Philadelphia’s Bluecoat gin. The menu’s symbols key—which rates drinks on subtlety, essence, and the like—can be laborious to decipher (especially after a drink or two), so skip it and ask for a First We Take Manhattan, a smooth, not-too-sweet blend of rye whiskey, Wild Turkey Honey, and green Chartreuse. Insider tip: A small crowd of regulars gathers for trivia night each Wednesday. The prizes: for the winners, a $25 bar tab; for the losers, shots (bartender’s choice). So everyone comes out on top—at least until the next morning. Open Tuesday through Sunday.

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