Venue Info

This sultry, polished cocktail lounge from Tom Brown -- the guy behind Hogo and The Passenger -- offers its famous "French 95" cocktail for 100$ a pop. The remainder of the cocktail menu, both classic and original in nature, is surprisingly well-priced. Listing 20 or so drinks featuring an intriguing selection of ingredients -- think gingerbread cookies and ignited lemon peels -- the place is something of a craft cocktail mecca. Food-wise, it serves a number of snacks and small plates -- things like house-made olives and brie with aged balsamic -- but the inventive, original drinks are by far the stand out offering. And while the space itself feels somewhere between an upscale lounge and a well-designed living room, the showy bow-tie-clad mixologists always manage to keep the bar bustling and lively.

Washington DC

Left Door

Left Door, D.C.

This sultry, polished cocktail lounge from Tom Brown -- the guy behind Hogo and The Passenger -- offers its famous "French 95" cocktail for 100$ a pop. The remainder of the cocktail menu, both classic and original in nature, is surprisingly well-priced. Listing 20 or so drinks featuring an intriguing selection of ingredients -- think gingerbread cookies and ignited lemon peels -- the place is something of a craft cocktail mecca. Food-wise, it serves a number of snacks and small plates -- things like house-made olives and brie with aged balsamic -- but the inventive, original drinks are by far the stand out offering. And while the space itself feels somewhere between an upscale lounge and a well-designed living room, the showy bow-tie-clad mixologists always manage to keep the bar bustling and lively.