Great Bars 2013: The Gin Joint

Shh, don’t tell the tourists—Woodley Parkers consider this
little lounge beneath New Heights restaurant one of the neighborhood’s
best-kept secrets. Try house-made tonics (mint-citrus, tamarind,
rhubarb-spice) concocted by bubbly bar manager Nicole Hassoun, who pairs
her fizzy creations with both big-name and boutique gins—the soda
flavorings are designed to complement each spirit’s botanicals. Insider
tip: Hassoun teaches tonic-making classes (see the bar’s Facebook page for
details) and will whip up special orders for cocktail parties. Open Monday
through Saturday.