2 Washington Bars Recognized by National Magazines

And you thought getting a seat at ChurchKey was difficult last week.

ChurchKey’s multitude of taps makes it a go-to spot for beer lovers. Photograph by Chris Leaman.

Washington’s bartenders are getting a lot of national magazine love of late, confirming
what we already know: The District drinking scene is pretty great and just keeps getting

GQ just published a big beer-filled issue that lists

and Birch &

as one of its
12 Bars for Beer Lovers,
alongside Bailey’s Taproom in Portland and Brooklyn’s Spuytin Duyvil. (Unfortunately
we didn’t make it into the 5 Best Beer Cities in America category—damn you, Philly.)

Rogue 24
Bryan Tetorakis is named Mixologist of the

by the tony folks at
Wine Enthusiast for his molecular spins on classic
drinks. We’ve been fans of Tetorakis’s work for
awhile, from smoked

at an outdoor concert to a spin on an Aviation cocktail with a
cherry sphere at a

Meanwhile, Rogue 24 chef
R.J. Cooper is making a few Internet waves of
his own: He’s set to

in a six-episode Web show called
Chefs of Anarchy, beginning this Thursday.

What Washington bars do you think should be getting more attention, national or otherwise?
Leave us your suggestions in the comments section.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.