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This bar embraces Edgar Allen Poe to the extreme (but not a creepy extreme like The Following). For starters, there are about a dozen Poe-themed cocktails like "The Raven," which gets its purple color from cranberry juice and four kinds of berry vodka. Perhaps they should call it the "Poe-Island Iced Tea," since it’s served in a full pint glass. Or, opt for a draft of Tell Tale Heart IPA or The Raven Special Lager, both from local brewery Baltimore-Washington Beer Works. Bar manager Donnie Meyd says the goal was for the space to feel like a grandmother’s living room, and boy did they succeed. Pass the crochet needles, please. Oh, and an order of their legendary duck fat fries.

Washington DC

Annabel Lee Tavern

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This bar embraces Edgar Allen Poe to the extreme (but not a creepy extreme like The Following). For starters, there are about a dozen Poe-themed cocktails like "The Raven," which gets its purple color from cranberry juice and four kinds of berry vodka. Perhaps they should call it the "Poe-Island Iced Tea," since it’s served in a full pint glass. Or, opt for a draft of Tell Tale Heart IPA or The Raven Special Lager, both from local brewery Baltimore-Washington Beer Works. Bar manager Donnie Meyd says the goal was for the space to feel like a grandmother’s living room, and boy did they succeed. Pass the crochet needles, please. Oh, and an order of their legendary duck fat fries.