DC’s local breweries and distilleries are multiplying. A welcome addition to the U Street neighborhood is District Distilling Co. Not only can you tour the distillery on weekday evenings and weekend afternoons, you can sample their libations in their large upstairs bar.
The bar is situated in a row-house which adds to the urban distilling experience. Not only will you find one-of-a-kind craft cocktails, but a full restaurant. I highly recommend stopping by for a weekend brunch and reserving an afternoon tour with tasting for $10.
You won’t find any typical bar food here, just delicious plates like a buttermilk fried chicken biscuit. Make sure you break your phone out because the drinks are not only expertly made, they deserve their own spot on your Instagram account.
I’m a whiskey drinker and I highly recommend their Manhattan or Old Fashioned, both with the Rittenhouse Rye. District Distilling always has a decent crowd without being overcrowded. If you are looking for craft cocktails by talented bartenders in an urban environment, this should be at the top of your list.