Brick & Mortar

Washington DC

Don’t let the black brick and sunken location fool you into thinking Brick & Mortar is a dank basement in which to drink away your summer sorrows. Rather, the bar serves beachy cocktails and playful bites like a B.L.T. on focaccia, American mezze and lobster rolls. One of the best sips is The Golden Age, which gets its hue from turmeric and combines Genever with lime juice, sugar and club soda. Find it in the former Living Social building, though no one will approach you offering crappy deals. The multi-floor space is now home to Prequel from EquityEats.