A cocktail week drink at Eaton DC. Photo courtesy of Eaton Workshop.
DC Cocktail Week kicks off Monday, November 18 and runs until Sunday, November 24 with plenty of opportunities to toast the city’s thriving cocktail scene. You can head to one of these daily happy hours for complimentary tastings or check our picks for food and drink pairings all week long.
1805 18th St., NW
The Dupont Circle Korean restaurant lives up to its name—”Anju” means food consumed while drinking — with an $11 cocktail and mandu dumpling pairing. Wash down the pan-fried pork and kimchi dumplings with sage and pear-infused makkoli (sparkling Korean rice wine).
1346 T St., NW
You can take a $15 trip to the Caribbean at Rose Previte’s globetrotting restaurant. Bartenders are shaking up a tropical hibiscus and gin cocktail matched with allspice curried lamb.
1201 K St., NW
If you’re already listening to Christmas music, head to Tim Ma
‘s spot in the Eaton hotel for a gingerbread drink that blends cognac, ginger spice, and genever. For $18, the nostalgic gingerbread flavors are paired with duck leg rillette and blackberry jam on toasted challah bread. At lobby cocktail bar Allegory
, the $21 deal covers another dressed up toast with rabbit bacon and a boozy cafe con leche
2901 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
Clarendon’s Balkan cocktail bar and cafe is offering three different deals at three different price points. Sip a gin and grapefruit cocktail with barley risotto ($15), or match salmon with ginger aioli and a pomegranate-lime cocktail ($20). For dinner and a drink, splurge for the hearty burger and a smoky cocktail with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters ($25).