"These are things I love, and I had the opportunity - I think any passionate bartender would do the same."

Derek Brown for Imbibe Magazine's 2015 Bartender of the Year Feature.

 

Mockingbird Hill

Mockingbird Hill is a Sherry and ham bar featuring the fortified wines of Jerez, Spain. These wines, that boast a history of over 3,000 years, range from bone-dry to richly-sweet and are among the best food pairing wines in the world.

They were also the first wines to reach the New World and were once popular in American drinks.

www.drinkmoresherry.com

SOUTHERN EFFICIENCY

Southern Efficiency specializes in the breadth of Southern whiskey and off the beaten path Southern recipes.

The drink menu consists of a small but eclectic group of whiskies ranging the gamut from traditional Bourbons to whiskey from craft distillers, and a whiskey-focused cocktail menu that includes classic cocktails alongside cocktails on tap.

www.whiskeyhome.com 

Eat the Rich

Featuring both local oysters from the Rappahannock River Oyster Company and a Chesapeake Bay-centric menu, Eat the Rich is a tribute to the great oyster houses of Washington, D.C. and Mid-atlantic cuisine. We also serve pitcher cocktails and oyster shooters alongside a playlist of rock--the place is named after a Mötorhead song after all.

www.etrbar.com

Columbia Room

Columbia Room is an award-winning cocktail bar serving classic cocktails and small plates.

Our bartenders offer an intimate experience with the highest level of service and attention to detail. We believe, as cocktail aficionado David Embury once wrote, “a cocktail should stimulate the mind as well as the appetite.”

www.columbiaroomdc.com