Great Bars 2011: Fairfax Lounge

Clubby. Wood-paneled. Subdued. The Fairfax Lounge is quintessential Washington—and everything you’d expect from an establishment that has hosted Washington’s power set for generations. On any night, you’re likely to spot politicos mixing with out-of-towners, who probably have no idea that the guy sitting next to them used to be a presidential speechwriter. But maybe you’ll know.

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