Church & State
1236 H Street NE
While D.C. is not a state, and this H street bar is certainly not a church, the place does have a deeply America-centric menu, built of top-shelf cocktails curated exclusively with spirits and additives sourced from within the United States. Hidden atop the bright orange Atlas Arcade, the dimly lit bar boasts tin ceilings, warm woods, and a dedicated belief in life, liberty and the pursuit of craft cocktails. The first of the lounge's several cocktail menus, "The Bill of Rights," offers a lengthy list of permanent classics like Old Fashioneds and Mint Juleps (the enjoyment of which is your fundamental right), while the rotating selection of house-curated drinks follows under the title, "Seven Deadly Sins." At bottom, the place is an ode to an age-old American tradition in quality libations, where patrons are encouraged to come and worship booze a little more literally.