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Artisanal Cocktails

Artisanal {ahr-tuh-zuh-nal} adj.: Hand-crafted in limited quantities using traditional and specialty ingredients, methods and techniques resulting in superior quality.

Shake up your next dining experience with a creative cocktail crafted with homemade liquors, infusions and garnishes.

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photo of ankara restaurant
Awesome
(578)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Mediterranean Dupont Circle
Monday wineday :) Enjoy our wine selection for half price every Monday!
photo of dyllan's raw bar grill restaurant
Awesome
(137)
81% 81% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Georgetown
Craft Cocktails and amazing Raw Bar. Dyllan's cocktails are unique. Georgetown, GWU, GTU, AU

Top special:

Happiness Hours

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The Riggsby
Awesome
(936)
87% 87% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Continental Dupont Circle
Classic cocktails with seasonal flare. Happy hour every day 4 - 7pm!
photo of district commons restaurant
Awesome
(3546)
87% 87% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Foggy Bottom
Enjoy specially crafted cocktails using all-American spirits! Happy Hour M-Sat 4-7, Sunday 5-9.
photo of nobu dc restaurant
Awesome
(604)
76% 76% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Japanese Washington
Enjoy our masterfully crafted cocktails, signature and seasonal.
photo of pamplona restaurant
Awesome
(227)
92% 92% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Spanish Arlington
Enjoy Craft Cocktails and Daily Happy Hour Specials!

Top special:

Burger Night

photo of lyon hall restaurant
Exceptional
(2430)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
French Arlington
Seasonal Cocktails to choose from with new versions of classics- Try our Mom's Manhattan and our SJF
photo of degrees bistro at the ritz-carlton, georgetown restaurant
Awesome
(342)
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Georgetown
Lavender Frosé - Rosé, Lavender Simple Syrup & Lemon Juice.
photo of casolare restaurant
Awesome
(420)
81% 81% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Glover Park
Hand crafted classic Italian cocktails and seasonal creations
Happy Hour everyday 3 - 7pm at the bar
photo of founding farmers - dc restaurant
Awesome
(26706)
84% 84% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Foggy Bottom
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
Our pre-prohibition era style bar offers the best in handcrafted cocktails made w. only freshly squeezed & organic mixers.

photo of circa at clarendon restaurant
Exceptional
(551)
90% 90% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Arlington
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
Always innovative, seasonal & fresh! Handcrafted cocktails include The Mule, Bee's Knees and more!
photo of uncle julio's - arlington/ ballston restaurant
Awesome
(468)
85% 85% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Mexican Arlington
Enjoy the rotating fresh margarita of the day made to order w/ fresh fruit&hand squeezed lime juice!
photo of fiola mare restaurant
Exceptional
(2101)
90% 90% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Seafood Georgetown
Classic Cocktail Culture with Italian Inspirations.
photo of old ebbitt grill restaurant
Exceptional
(21711)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Downtown
Hurry, we only have 3 timeslots left!
SAGED HEART
Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum,
Pineapple Juice, Lemon Juice,
Sage, Bitters, Ginger Ale
photo of boqueria - dupont restaurant
Exceptional
(1948)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Spanish Dupont Circle
Enjoy Boqueria’s famed Shishito Pepper Margarita, seasonal Sangría’s & artisanal cocktails.
photo of mussel bar & grille - arlington restaurant
Awesome
(907)
81% 81% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Belgian Arlington
Brand New Fall Cocktails!
photo of 1789 restaurant restaurant
Exceptional
(5480)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Georgetown
Seasonally crafted classic cocktails, with a nod toward modern flavors, influences and techniques.
photo of blue duck tavern restaurant
Exceptional
(6298)
87% 87% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American West End
Hurry, we only have 2 timeslots left!
Join us for a refreshing summer cocktail or mocktail blended w. the season's freshest fruits & juices.

photo of grand cru wine bar & bistro restaurant
Awesome
(961)
82% 82% Recommend
$ $ $ $
French American Arlington
Our full bar offers a wide selection of crafted cocktails as alternatives to wine and beer.
photo of il canale restaurant
Awesome
(2390)
86% 86% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Georgetown
Italian restaurant located in Georgetown, with patio dining, good for groups. and private parties.
photo of clyde's of georgetown restaurant
Awesome
(2820)
90% 90% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Georgetown
Sweet Caroline - Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Cranberry Juice And Lemonade

photo of tabard inn restaurant
Awesome
(1566)
91% 91% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Dupont Circle
New seasonal Cocktail Menu coming out March 10th! Let our dedicated staff spoil you at bar & lounge
photo of mirabelle - washington, dc restaurant
Exceptional
(603)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
French American Downtown
Our classic bar offers house crafted cocktails and a variety of absinthes and rare cognacs and more!
photo of millie's restaurant
Exceptional
(332)
92% 92% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Tenleytown
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
Don't be afraid to check out our seasonal craft cocktail list!
photo of bourbon steak - four seasons washington dc restaurant
Exceptional
(2730)
90% 90% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Steakhouse Georgetown
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
The Jefferson - bulleit, crème de mure, carpano antica formula, old fashioned bitters
photo of taberna del alabardero restaurant
Awesome
(2291)
87% 87% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Traditional Spanish Downtown
Ever had Sangria in Spain? Step into Taberna del Alabardero and try the original red and white.
photo of peacock café restaurant
Exceptional
(1373)
89% 89% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Georgetown
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
Try some or our fresh fruit smoothies cocktails, a perfect compliment to our full bar & juice bar.

photo of j. gilbert’s – wood fired steaks & seafood - mclean restaurant
Awesome
(5250)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Steak McLean
Our martinis and handcrafted cocktails are made w/ only premium spirits & crafted w/ unique touches
photo of kramerbooks & afterwords cafe restaurant
Awesome
(447)
83% 83% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Dupont Circle
Celebrate Holden Caulfield’s 80th with
Kramerbooks’ most popular cocktails, Catcher in the Rye
photo of circa at foggy bottom restaurant
Exceptional
(1349)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Foggy Bottom
Always innovative, seasonal & fresh! Handcrafted cocktails include The Mule, Bee's Knees and more!
photo of urbana dining & drinks restaurant
Excellent
(1392)
77% 77% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary Italian Dupont Circle
Urbana's happy hour features $10 Margherita Pizza and any 12oz Beer Combo.
photo of sfoglina restaurant
Exceptional
(243)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Van Ness
Classic Cocktails with Italian Inspirations and Unique Flavors.
photo of le desales restaurant
Awesome
(373)
85% 85% Recommend
$ $ $ $
French Downtown
Lukas B Smith created Le DeSales cocktail menu, including the Goldenbeard, named after Chef Francois
photo of the grill from ipanema - dc restaurant
Awesome
(823)
96% 96% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Brazilian Adams Morgan
Caipirinha-Brazilian most popular drink made w. cachaça and fresh squeeze limes, sugar & crushed ice

photo of la piquette restaurant
Exceptional
(919)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
French Cleveland Park
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
Try our one (or several!) of our new summer house cocktails the next time you visit!
photo of ristorante piccolo restaurant
Exceptional
(2025)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Georgetown
Offering delicious cocktails such as our Amalfi Punch--fresh strawberries, basil, limoncello & more
photo of mele bistro (formerly village bistro) restaurant
Awesome
(829)
92% 92% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Arlington
A relaxing atmosphere for your cocktails.
photo of tony & joe's seafood place restaurant
Awesome
(1450)
88% 88% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Seafood Georgetown
Georgetown, Happy Hour 4-7 pm, Patio Bar, Oyster Happy Hour, Half Priced Oysters and $5 drinks
photo of i ricchi restaurant
Exceptional
(3367)
86% 86% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Dupont Circle
Italian aperitivos - Aperol Spritz, Tuscan Tramonto, & Little Italy with Cynar, Cinzano, Makers Mark
photo of agora restaurant
Exceptional
(2176)
97% 97% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Mediterranean Dupont Circle
Specialty Cocktails created in-house with the guest in mind. Stop by and let us know what you think!
photo of rasoi indian kitchen restaurant
Exceptional
(390)
90% 90% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Indian Downtown
3 Indian Wines, 2 Indian Beers, Indian Rums and 4 draft Beers and a Full bar featuring Mango-tinis &

Top special:

Mango-Tini $5.95 til 7 PM

photo of the palm washington dc restaurant
Exceptional
(3765)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Steakhouse Dupont Circle
Offering a refreshing selection of hand-crafted cocktails, from Palm Classics to seasonal creations.

photo of firefly - dc restaurant
Awesome
(3681)
75% 75% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Dupont Circle
Tranquilo- Jose Cuervo Traditional, Muddled Mint, Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice, Lime & Cointreau

photo of kingbird at the watergate hotel restaurant
Awesome
(1329)
77% 77% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary French / American Foggy Bottom
Explore our updated seasonal menu of hand-crafted cocktails. Fresh ingredients and premium spirits.
photo of cafe soleil restaurant
Awesome
(958)
88% 88% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Downtown
The French Margarita: French Absinthe, Cointreau, Elderflower Syrup, & Fresh Lime And Orange Juice

photo of teddy & the bully bar restaurant
Awesome
(1241)
89% 89% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Dupont Circle
Distinctive cocktails paying homage to the 26th President of the United States.
photo of darlington house restaurant
Awesome
(1443)
81% 81% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Dupont Circle
Come try our handcrafted cocktails at Circle bar highlighting fresh seasonal fruits & interesting combinations.

photo of cheesetique - shirlington restaurant
Awesome
(149)
96% 96% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Arlington
Try our house-crafted, cheese-garnished cocktails!
photo of floriana restaurant
Exceptional
(2520)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Dupont Circle
Enjoy our extensive wine & cocktail list providing the perfect pairing for your meal!
photo of susheria restaurant
Awesome
(194)
88% 88% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Sushi Georgetown
House-made infused spirits. Craft Cocktails, Mojitos & Caipirinhas
photo of lincoln - dc restaurant
Awesome
(2695)
85% 85% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American McPherson Square
Distinctive cocktails celebrating Teddy Roosevelt's discovery-filled life & era. Happy Hour Nightly
photo of copperwood tavern restaurant
Awesome
(1495)
88% 88% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Arlington
Craft cocktail bar with house brandied cherries in our famous Old Fashioned. We also have moonshine!
photo of sette osteria restaurant
Awesome
(999)
90% 90% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Dupont Circle
Sette Martini-Blood orange+basil infused vodka, sicilian blood orange mingling with mango+passion fr

photo of rare steakhouse - washington dc restaurant
Awesome
(336)
81% 81% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Steakhouse Downtown
$7.00 Wisconsin Old-Fashioned Cocktail from 4-7pm Monday - Friday & 5-7pm Saturday - Sunday.
photo of assaggi osteria restaurant
Awesome
(1340)
90% 90% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian McLean
Everyday at happy hour from 3 to 6 we offer fresh daily signature cocktails and more.
photo of tonic restaurant @ quigley's pharmacy restaurant
Awesome
(928)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Foggy Bottom
Squeaky Cheeks: Strawberry & Blueberry infused vodka, house-made lemonade

photo of maggiano's - chevy chase restaurant
Awesome
(3165)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Friendship Heights
Discover our new Handcrafted Classic Cocktails, made with premium spirits, fresh juices and bitters.
photo of dish+drinks restaurant
Awesome
(1361)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Foggy Bottom
$12 Specialty Cocktails...featuring The Rickey, a DC original, prepared with local GREEN HAT Gin
photo of lebanese taverna - washington dc restaurant
Awesome
(968)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Middle Eastern Woodley Park
Come try our crafted cocktails prepared with an infusion of traditional Middle Eastern ingredients.
photo of nick's riverside grill restaurant
Excellent
(315)
69% 69% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Georgetown
Craft beer, Georgetown, Outdoor bar, Patio tables, local beers, Cocktail menu, Wine list, River.

Top special:

Outside Bar Happy Hour Monday-Wednesday
Happy Hour on the River

Learn more
photo of the occidental restaurant
Awesome
(2108)
77% 77% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Downtown
Barrel-Aged Manhattan- Maker'S Mark,Sweet Vermouth & Bitters. Stirred & Served W/ Marasca Cherry.

photo of ruth's chris steak house - dc - connecticut nw restaurant
Awesome
(1370)
87% 87% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Steakhouse Dupont Circle
Our drinks have to be perfect to stand up to our steak.  Try a hand-crafted vintage cocktail today!

photo of mccormick & schmick's seafood - washington dc (k street) restaurant
Awesome
(2798)
84% 84% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Seafood Downtown
Relax with us- we use only fresh-squeezed juices, ingredients & top-shelf spirits in our drinks.
photo of perrys restaurant
Exceptional
(257)
89% 89% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Japanese Adams Morgan
Warm fuzzies come free w. Perry's Au Pear cocktail mixed w. spiced pear vodka, absinthe, muddled apple & local honey, yum!

photo of roofers union restaurant
Awesome
(399)
90% 90% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Adams Morgan
Try our Cochon555 award-winning punch, Lei Me Down.
photo of radiator restaurant
Awesome
(176)
83% 83% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Logan Circle
Our rotating cocktail menu from Lead Bartender, Sarah Rosner will surprise and delight you everytime
photo of the oval room restaurant
Exceptional
(2410)
97% 97% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Downtown
Pumpkin Chai "Latte" - spiced pumpkin, allspice dram, whiskey, tea, egg white, nutmeg

photo of aperto restaurant
Awesome
(265)
80% 80% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary Italian Foggy Bottom
Come taste what the hype is all about : Bacio and Take a ride on my Vespa !!
photo of lebanese taverna - pentagon row restaurant
Exceptional
(851)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Middle Eastern Arlington
Come try our crafted cocktails prepared with an infusion of traditional Middle Eastern ingredients.
photo of top of the gate at the watergate hotel restaurant
Very Good
(101)
44% 44% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Foggy Bottom
A new Winter cocktail menu with mulled wine, spiked cocoa and warm seasonal drinks.
photo of amuse at le meridien - arlington restaurant
Excellent
(285)
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Arlington
Join us for Happy Hour between 4pm-7pm featuring our $5, $7, $8 specials!
photo of slate wine bar restaurant
Awesome
(328)
77% 77% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Wine Bar Glover Park
The Lobbyist
Our take on D.C.'s cocktail, the Rickey.
Bulleit Bourbon, Grilled Lime, Spiced syrup
photo of meze restaurant restaurant
Exceptional
(464)
96% 96% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Turkish Adams Morgan
16 different Mojito's to choose from with 1/2 price between 4:30 pm and 7:00pm. $5 food menu
photo of coppi's organic restaurant restaurant
Awesome
(339)
85% 85% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Cleveland Park
Barrel Aged Manhattan
Barrel Aged Negroni
photo of barcode restaurant
Excellent
(712)
81% 81% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Downtown
Honey Comb- Nolet's gin, charteuse yellow, fresh grapefruit, Taragon honey.
photo of buca di beppo - dc restaurant
Excellent
(763)
71% 71% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Dupont Circle
Try our Italian Margarita! Handmade with hand-squeezed sour mix!

photo of fyve at the ritz-carlton pentagon city restaurant
Awesome
(681)
85% 85% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Arlington
Beat the heat this summer with the Freeze Frame cocktail menu featuring handcrafted frozen drinks.
photo of trio bistro restaurant
Excellent
(117)
88% 88% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Dupont Circle
Happy Hour Half Price Signature Cocktails ! Evey Day! from 3PM to 7PM!

Top special:

Daily Happy Hours at your Neighborhood Gatthering Bistro

photo of chatter restaurant
Excellent
(83)
84% 84% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Friendship Heights
Join us at the bar for Happy Hour every weekday from 4pm-7pm!

photo of falls church distillers restaurant
Excellent
(18)
100% 100% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Falls Church
Active distillery w/mixed beverage license. Onsite produced bourbon, whiskey, rum, gins, & vodkas.
photo of bertucci's - washington d.c. restaurant
Very Good
(28)
$ $ $ $
Italian Foggy Bottom
Try our Limoncello Martini, Tiramisu Martini or Signature Cocktail, Bertucci’s Classico Margarita.
photo of cheesetique - ballston restaurant
Awesome
(237)
74% 74% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Arlington
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Enjoy our signature line of hand crafted cocktails that all feature one special ingredient - Cheese!
photo of seasons restaurant - four seasons washington dc restaurant
Exceptional
(562)
91% 91% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Georgetown
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Sriracha Bloody Mary - Absolut Vodka, sesame seed oil, fresh lime & lemon juice
photo of mari vanna dc restaurant
Exceptional
(798)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Eastern European Dupont Circle
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Happy Hour - Happy You! Best Signature Cocktails for $7. Tuesday - Thursday, from 5PM till 7PM!!
photo of plume at the jefferson hotel restaurant
Exceptional
(1262)
89% 89% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Downtown
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Cocktails near the white house.

photo of le chat noir restaurant
Awesome
(1991)
90% 90% Recommend
$ $ $ $
French Friendship Heights
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Come to enjoy our signature craft cocktail & happy hours on Thur thru Sat at Le Chat perche room
photo of nazca mochica restaurant
Exceptional
(618)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Peruvian Dupont Circle
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Come try our infused piscos for delicious chilcanos like cucumber, ginger-mint, and lychee-hibiscus.
photo of pinzimini restaurant and lounge at the westin arlington gateway restaurant
Excellent
(273)
100% 100% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Arlington
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Westini - Greygoose Orange, Midori liqueur, Grd Marnier & Orange juice. Shaken & served chilled.

photo of southern hospitality restaurant
Awesome
(643)
87% 87% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Adams Morgan
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revolving cocktail and local beer menu
photo of alhambra restaurant
Exceptional
(318)
81% 81% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Mediterranean Downtown
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Old Fashioned - Old Fashion: Rittenhouse Rye, Angostura Bitters, Simple Syrup, Garnish: Orange Peel
photo of osteria da nino restaurant
Exceptional
(846)
96% 96% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Arlington
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Yes we do have gluten free pasta from Italy made 100 % of rice flower . We do serve Risotto
photo of town hall - dc restaurant
Awesome
(307)
100% 100% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Glover Park
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Our bartenders feature a seaonally changing list of classic cocktails and unique concoctions
photo of opaline bar and brasserie restaurant
Excellent
(48)
81% 81% Recommend
$ $ $ $
French Downtown
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Enjoy curated craft cocktails at Opaline Bar & Brasserie.
photo of circle bistro restaurant
Excellent
(896)
81% 81% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Foggy Bottom
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Come enjoy seasonal bar bites and cocktails everyday 5-10pm.
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