Located just a half block from the Potomac Avenue Metro in Southeast DC, Wisdom—a “cocktail parlour,” as the bar’s Web site describes it—is hardly hidden. Yet since opening last October, Wisdom has remained relatively under most people’s radar—until now. At last month’s Artini Competition at the Corcoran, owner and head bartender Erik Holzherr beat out 11 local bartenders, including heavyweights such as PS 7’s Gina Chersevani, Jon Arroyo of Founding Farmers, and the Tabard Inn’s Chantal Tseng. Not too shabby for a rookie with no formal training behind the bar.
Starting at 6 today, Holzherr will be serving his winning cocktail, the Tortoise and the Bare, for half price ($6). Not familiar with Wisdom? We’ve put together a video tour of the bar, complete with Holzherr’s charming commentary. Check back with us next week for an interview with Holzherr and a cocktail demonstration.More>> After Hours Blog | Arts & Events | Happy Hour Finder | Calendar of Events