Great Bars 2011: Masa 14

If tequila is your passion, belly up to the 68-foot concrete bar at Masa 14, which offers well over 100 varieties. Forget your college days of shooting it while holding your nose. Here, tequila is meant to be enjoyed, either alone or mixed into one of Washington’s best margaritas—Masa 14’s version is a welcome break from the syrupy messes at most bars, with El Jimador blanco as the star and fresh lime juice as backup. Be sure to sample from the Latin-Asian fusion menu, too. Flatbreads, temaki sushi hand rolls, and the crunchy shrimp are good bets.

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