Great Bars 2011: Vermilion

In the back bar of this Old Town restaurant, you’ll find small lounge tables flanked by cushion-covered benches and dozens of overstuffed pillows. A low-hanging pendant light casts a warm glow. During cold months, the seasonal drink list includes a few warm concoctions, such as an apple-pie cocktail with whipped cream and cobbler-crumb topping. There are also a dozen beers on tap and nearly 20 craft brews by the bottle. Tuesday and Wednesday at 9:30, the bar hosts local musicians.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.