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The Gibson

2009 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

202-232-2156

Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo

Happy Hour Details:
Various cocktail specials.

The Gibson

Open since November, the Gibson gets our vote for best new bar. There’s no sign, just an unmarked door on a building with covered-up windows. Inside is a swank speakeasy with dark-wood walls and flickering candlelight. The cocktails are works of art. From the menu of about 16 creations ($8 to $16 each), we especially like the First Snow—vodka, Muscat syrup, white-cranberry juice, lime, and Champagne—and the Golden Child, made with fig-infused rum, peanut cream, crème de cacao, and lemon tincture. On weekends, reserve a table or expect to be wait-listed (the doorman will call your cell phone if a spot opens up). Coming in the spring: a spacious patio and outdoor bar.

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