Luke’s Lobster Georgetown (Finally!) Has Liquor

Take down a Dark and Stormy with that lobster roll.

Sip a Maine beer or a Dark and Stormy with your lobster roll in Georgetown. Photograph by Joshua Yospyn.

Come Friday you can drink like a fish at Luke’s Lobster Georgetown. Co-owner Ben Conniff says the shop will offer Maine microbrews on tap, wines from the Finger Lakes region, and two “seafaring cocktails.” 

The battle to serve booze in G-town hasn’t been an easy one for the lobster chain. A moratorium on liquor licenses in the neighborhood made getting one impossible for two years. When the chance to apply for a limited number came about, Conniff slept on the sidewalk outside the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration.

The fruits of that labor come in the form of $6 brews, $9 wines, and $10 cocktails including a Dark and Stormy and a vodka-based Salty Dog. The team is also extending a drink-and-roll combo with beers for $3 and the other two options for $5, and plans to begin offering trivia and Hoya basketball game nights. 

This isn’t the first advance for the little lobster shack that could. The Georgetown location opened a seafood market last year, and offers gluten-free rolls for the celiac crowd. Cheers! 

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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.