You Need a Strong Drink. Here Are 5 Places to Find One.

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Martini service at Hank's Cocktail Bar. Photo by Anna Spiegel.

It’s been a week. Need a stiff cocktail? We’ve got some suggestions:

Martini service at Hank’s Cocktail Bar, $15
819 Upshur St., NW
Because you’re definitely going to need a refill, this martini is served in a carafe over ice to keep it cold. You can pick you favorite gin or vodka, and the whole thing comes on a tray with a chilled glass and an array of garnishes, including pickles, olives, and lemon peel.

Pineapple of Hospitality at Archipelago, $25
1201 U St., NW
This tiki cocktail with rum and “secrets” is served in a whole pineapple. Technically, it’s supposed to serve two, but no need to share. Plus, the flame on top is too perfect a metaphor.

Mega Mule at 801, $44
801 Florida Ave., NW
Imagine a copper mug so massive it could double as a planter for your fiddlehead fern. Now imagine it filled with a Moscow mule. Now drink that.

Whiskey soda at Dan’s Cafe, $20
2315 18th St., NW
You can mix your drink as strong as you like at this cash-only dive bar, which serves a squirt bottle full of whiskey with a can of soda. Just don’t forget to return your squirt bottle to get back your $5 deposit.

Barrel of Old Fashioned at Barrel, $60
613 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Plenty of bars will serve you an old fashioned, but here you can get a bottle of Old Overholt and bitters in a liter barrel with fancy ice, sugar, and citrus on the side. Four people minimum are required to order this boozy drink.

Correction: This story initially had the wrong address for 801. 

Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.