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Bad Decisions is known for two things: its collection of 900 kinds of liquor, and being a bastion of bacon. Settle in and see if you can snag time with the drink list. There’s only one, and it amounts to hand-scribbled recipes in a graph paper notebook. Order a Bald Cucumber, or just tell the bartender any drink you’ve ever enjoyed and he’ll make it. Then nosh on these bacon-wrapped pork wings -- smoked- and deep-fried pork shanks wrapped with the good stuff and covered in BBQ sauce. Don’t leave without taking pause to appreciate the Four Seasons-level of service at a four-star dive bar.

Washington DC

Bad Decisions

Laura Hayes

Bad Decisions is known for two things: its collection of 900 kinds of liquor, and being a bastion of bacon. Settle in and see if you can snag time with the drink list. There’s only one, and it amounts to hand-scribbled recipes in a graph paper notebook. Order a Bald Cucumber, or just tell the bartender any drink you’ve ever enjoyed and he’ll make it. Then nosh on these bacon-wrapped pork wings -- smoked- and deep-fried pork shanks wrapped with the good stuff and covered in BBQ sauce. Don’t leave without taking pause to appreciate the Four Seasons-level of service at a four-star dive bar.