This multi-level cocktail bar has a serves a variety of craft cocktails that are constantly changing, allowing you to enjoy something new and exciting amidst the spot's warm ambiance every time. The drink list hovers in the $10-$15 range, and is organized by type of spirit, making it easy to find something you’ll like. The space has a speakeasy feel, with cozy seating and dim lighting.
Once thought to be another pandemic casualty, this influential DC cocktail bar reopened last year in its original space off the corner of 14th and U streets. Still hidden behind an unmarked door, The Gibson remains a go-to reservation for pre-prohibition cocktails in a quiet, dimly-lit atmosphere. Drinks rotate seasonally, and the staff is always prepared to mix up something off-menu or offer a suggestion from the vast selection of spirits on hand.
Its survival was in question for a while, but this pioneering cocktail bar reopened this summer after a lengthy hiatus. Accessed through a plain unmarked door on bustling 14th street, the Gibson remains is a staple of Washington’s speakeasy scene, offering a quiet place to sit and be served. Bar seating and booths line the cozy space, and there’s also a back patio for warm-weather lounging. Drinks here touch on both pre-Prohibition classics and rotating seasonal creations.