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The 10 Best Bars In Georgetown, Washington D.C.

The 10 Best Bars In Georgetown, Washington D.C.

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Updated: 9 February 2017
The historic neighborhood of Washington D.C. is full of great bars; from hip lounges serving high-end cocktails to bars that date back to Prohibition. This neighborhood also offers live-music bars and restaurants that turn into bars in the evening. We list ten of the best drinking spots in Georgetown.

ENO Wine Bar

With exposed brick and a modern interior, the ENO Wine Bar is a chic place for a glass of wine. The bartenders are proper wine connoisseurs, so be sure to ask which meats, breads, and cheeses pair well with your choice. They will be happy to explain the notes in each wine in thorough detail. If you aren’t in the mood to commit to an an entire glass of wine, go for a tasting to try a range of wines so you know which glass or bottle you want for your next visit to ENO. And don’t forget to try one of their delicious chocolate selections for dessert.

2810 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007 (202) 295-2826

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The Rye Bar

Located in the swanky Rosewood Hotel, The Rye Bar is an upscale bar with artisanal foods and drinks. Named for their well-curated American Rye Whiskey collection, The Rye Bar also offers a list of traditional cocktails with new twists and exciting flavors. This bar has skilled and knowledgeable bartenders and an atmosphere that makes it conducive to catching up with a bunch of old friends. The food from the restaurant is a pretty delicious addition to any visit here. Look out for the seasonally changing menu of drinks, made with fresh ingredients, and ask the bartender what’s new.

1050 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007 (202) 617-2425


A cozy and intimate restaurant, Unum also has a fantastic bar if you’re only in for a drink and a snack. The food is a Georgetown must try, the bartenders are friendly and prompt with their service, and the drinks are refreshing, with ingredient such as lemongrass and ginger to excite your palate. One of the must-try drinks here is the Cardamom Citrus Collins, made with house infused cardamom vodka, Aperol, and grapefruit soda. Though the cocktail menu is not extensive, the flavors and ingredients are fresh and inventive, and the wine list pairs very well with the award winning food. If at Unum for a meal, be sure to explore the bar too.

2917 M St NW Washington, DC 20007 (202) 621-6959

Negroni cocktail
Negroni cocktail


A unique hangout spot in Georgetown, Pinstripes offers bowling, bocce, restaurant, and a bar all in one. A year-round outdoor patio and fire pit makes for a lovely time relaxing outdoors with a glass of wine while the kids are off playing bocce or bowling (though both are a fun option for adults too). The bar is in the downstairs area with an extensive menu that offers handcrafted cocktails like the Ruby & Ginger, which is made of reserve port wine, ginger ale, lime, all on ice. There is also a substantial wine list and local craft beers. Be sure to catch the happy hour from 3-7 or 9-close and the live music performances on weekends.

1064 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20007 (202) 625-6500

Blues Alley

Blues Alley is a hidden gem tucked away in alley of Georgetown that features local jazz artists in an intimate setting. The small size of the room isn’t a setback, however. It provid