Whether you love it, hate it, or feel weirdly ambivalent about it, everyone seems to have an opinion on the quickly changing area along 14th St. Which is why you and your friends should sit down and discuss the matter… over cocktails… on 14th St. Specifically, these frosty numbers:
The 10 best cocktails to drink along 14th St
1. Kapnos2201 14th St NW, Washington
2. Bar Pilar1833 14th St NW, Washington
3. El Centro D.F.1819 14th St NW, Washington
4. Black Jack1612 14th St, Washington
5. Ghibellina1610 14th St NW, Washington, DC
6. Le Diplomate1610 14th St NW, Washington
7. Etto1541 14th St NW, Washington
8. Estadio1520 14th St NW, Washington
9. Black Whiskey1410 14th St NW, Washington, DC
10. DNV Rooftop Pool Bar1155 14th St NW, Washington
Mike Isabella's Kapnos is where you'll be inhaling the sweet smell of charred & wood-fired meats in a space w/ drapes, cushions, and millwork panels to create an atmosphere reminiscent of mountain homes & gypsy caravans.
This DC institution offers up seasonal cuisine with a South American slant in a homey, friendly dining room.
Seeking a new adventure, the masters behind Masa 14 opened Centro to challenge themselves to capture the energy of Mexico City. That energy, apparently, comes straight from superb tacos and tequila. With three floors of raw concrete, walls adorned with Aztec masks, and tables glossed with vintage Mexican newspapers, Centro is undoubtedly a success -- and that's before we even talk about the menu, which features great fish tacos, chicken tamales, and a host of tequila tasting menus. Mexico City rules.
A sexy bar serving up American grub -- like quality pizzas and sandwiches -- and both fancy 'tails and craft beers.
This "Italian gastropub" offers up 1.5kg steaks, wood-fired pizza, 20oz Italian drafts, and much more. Allied: Wash down that 1.5kg steak with some Smith & Forge, the hard cider that's built strong -- built from Apples and built to Refresh.
Le Diplomate is a Logan Circle French-style cafe by acclaimed restaurateur Stephen Starr, meaning you can count on its moules frites and steak tartare to be astronomically good.
From the folks behind 2 Amys and Standard, this pizza place is old-fashioned in more than just its name -- Etto's using old-school tools, including a giant, wooden flour mill, to churn out delicious 'zas, breads, and pies.
In Spanish, "estadio" means "stadium", but the only contest that's happening here is between your mouth and your belt on which's going to give in first. Make it stiff (the competition, that is) by attempting to order something from every section of the lengthy menu, from small apps like Cantabrian anchovies in olive oil, to meat-laden bocadillos ("sandwiches"), to big plates of squid a la plancha. Oh: and they have an entire section titled "Eggs & Fried". Looks like your belt's going to lose this one.
Black Whiskey's here to change 14th street, injecting it with two levels of weathered, rough 'n raw barrage that include savage cocktails, a huge whiskey selection, and a meat carving station.