Captain Gregory's

4.8
471 reviews
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A secret spot serving innovative, award-winning handmade cocktails and chef-driven small plates in a secluded, intimate, and casual atmosphere.

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What an interesting surprise! We had a great time visiting with the bartender and watching him make his creations, which were delicious! We loved the atmosphere and the intimacy of this speakeasy hidden behind the wall of a donut shop. We will definitely visit again when we return to the area.

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IC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Capt. Gregory's is always a good time. We've probably been a half dozen times... and it's a little pricey for the experience but usually worth every penny. Great food. Inventive cocktails, fun entrance. Go!

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MF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks. Loved watching the bartenders in action. When they were less busy, they would share cocktail history and lore. Pricey but worth it.

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M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cpt. G's is arguably one of the foremost craft cocktail experiences and bars in Alexandria. The bartenders have a breadth of knowledge and are willing to share their expertise on the historical, evolutionary, and current experimental approach to the art of making craft cocktails. The small bite, food options perfectly compliment the drinks. Doug et al. were phenomenal at serving us dealer's choice cocktails and keeping us entertained. Excited to return!!

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MM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Still a fun spot with creative list of cocktails. And the food is getting better -- we were actually fighting over the brussels sprouts dish with pine nuts and raisins.

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Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome time. A great little find for a fun date night. Rotating drink menu had lots of exotic options and the small plates had fair portions and tasted great. We will definitely go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing waitress! The experience would not have been the same without her. Very knowledgeable on drinks. Food is amazing

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

It was fun & drinks were great until the Bartender told us we had 30 mins before our reservation was done. We haven’t seen each other in 15 years and were drinking and catching up. Apparently there is a two hour cap. The bartender’s constant reminder & countdown just felt a bit pushy and negative to me.

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it - setting, drinks, and staff!

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London
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here with colleagues, one of which has a penchant for speakeasies.

Classy bar, great top shelf and excellent service.

Highly recommended.

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K
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Wish there was more food selections, but overall a wonderful spot. Service is amazing and the drinks are great!

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RR
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and ambience, the drinks were the best drinks I ever had, the snacks were great as well. Also great customer service!

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N
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE this place!!

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The place was awesome e. Exactly what I would expect for Speakeasy status.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere.

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D
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Drinks were amazing! Very unique and intriging ingredients that balanced for a taste sensation! Food was also top notch! Brussel sprouts and pork belly! Very fun night!

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KB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, interesting cocktail choices, excellent and friendly bartender

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our friends birthday

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brussel sprouts, pork belly, and hush puppies were delicious!! All the cocktails were great, service was friendly, ambiance was cool, and music was loud, but good. Highly recommend!

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TT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Great idea, but poorly executed. Drinks try too hard. Too many ingredients that don't mix well. The food is just subpar and extremely over-priced. $6 for less than a cup of popcorn that supposedly has dill and sea salt. Tasted like mediocre kettle corn. We sent it back. The hushpuppies were dry as dust. And the 3 small scallops for $18 was a total ripoff. The only thing that made me feel better were the donuts I purchased on my way out.

Honestly, go across the street to Mason Social for great drinks and reasonably-priced, tasty shareable food.

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RA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING PLACE

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ST
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic speakeasy. Great bar drinks. My boyfriend is a teatotal and had two wonderfully crafted mocktails.

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KP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic drinks that are changed out monthly. Staff was knowledgable and pleasant. All the cocktails and food that we had were exceptional and worth being savored.

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NL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed having drinks there. The vibe was way more relaxed than Nocturne, we felt welcome and our bartender Marcus did an outstanding job, enjoyed all of my drinks. Definitely will go back.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very pleasant evening cocktail or two in a lovely atmosphere. Staff are friendly and engaging; happy to talk about the drinks and techniques.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A cool little speakeasy, with a great vibe and atmosphere.

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VM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been several times recently and always lovin'it !
Great place, staff, food and cocktails !

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A
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely find this was! The drinks were very tasty, as were the small plates. This is more of a bar with small plates than a restaurant that serves interesting cocktails. That said, the food was *incredible*. The menu changes frequently, so it's hard to make a recommendation that will be useful all year round, but we enjoyed the brussels sprouts, the pork belly, and the popcorn. My husband had a donut for dessert and it was *awesome*. The drinks were also delicious - something for everyone.

Getting into the restaurant was a bit of an adventure - they take the "speakeasy" part of their name seriously. But you will get guidance if you look confused. :-)

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D
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Disappointing. Server was a little annoying. The dill popcorn was terrible, stale with broken pieces and several kernels. Crab hush puppies were tasty. Drinks were complicated to understand and expensive, but good. Found out after we left that you weren't restricted to ordering the featured drinks on the menu.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful crafted cocktails! Great ambiance, food, and service. Very enjoyable.

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DS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was nice and attentive and the food and drinks were delicious. The menu was better than last time we were there.

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NN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun spot with amazing cocktails and wonderful service! Can’t wait to go back!

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MN
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little spot to have a drink and good food! The owners really know their drinks, it’s fun.

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AW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our fourth time here and the service was timely and good. I genuinely enjoy spicy food and interesting cocktails so I had both the “pepper” cocktails and try and they were tasty but spicy! I had the three other people in my party try them and one even had to go to the bathroom cause it was too hot and uncomfortable for them to handle. I feel like there is a clever and subtle way to explain that the cocktails are spicier than the average person might like.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With a monthly rotating menu of in house made bespoke cocktail creations and fantastic small bites Captain Gregory's is always a pleasure.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can not speak highly enough about Captain Gregory's. Getting into the restaurant through the secret door is fun, the room is amazingly decorated, our server was so so knowledgeable about everything on the menu and so willing to assist in customizing everything. We were a group of six coming for before dinner drinks. We tried a variety of their signature cocktails, each one delicious. The real treat was the food. We shared an order of the deviled eggs, crab hushpuppies, and the porkbelly. It came out, well paced, in that order, delivered by James, the chef himself. Every bite of food was better than the last. We were thrilled with everything we ordered. My only regret is that we made dinner plans. I look forward to going again and ordering one of everything on the food menu.

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AL
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, provided by very knowledgeable and accommodating bartenders

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N
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this little gem! We've been going for years, and brought a first-time friend. They were lovely and welcoming, we all had such a good time!

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PH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks, great ambiance, great service.

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JS
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun, cozy speakeasy with delicious and unique cocktails. We enjoyed going on Sunday for their special sunday drinks that you can't find any other day! We didn't try the food but the menu looks delicious. A little pricey but worth the experience!

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