Holiday Bars and Restaurants to Sip on a Festive Drink in DC
Coquito cocktails. Photo courtesy of La Famosa.
Best Holiday Cocktails
Put down the eggnog: DC restaurants are serving holiday drinks from around the world. Here are three options.
From: Puerto Rican
Where to find it: La Famosa (1300 Fourth St., SE)
The cocktail’s name translates to “little coconut.” At this Navy Yard spot, it’s made with local distillery Cotton & Reed’s rum, which features notes of vanilla and coconut.
Ponche a Crème
Where to find it: St. James (2017 14th St., NW)
The festive libation is popular around the Caribbean. The 14th Street restaurant serves the milky drink with an abundance of citrus peels.
Where to find it: Stable (1324 H St., NE)
‘Tis the season for hot spiced wine, a staple at this Swiss restaurant. Pair the mulled drink with melty fondue for a cozy dinner.
Top Holiday Pop-up Bars
Bars are decking their halls with drink specials and spirited decorations.
Sippin’ Santas at Archipelago
1201 U St., NW.
Take a holiday trip to the tropics November 25 through December 31 when the tiki bar converts to a Christmas pop-up. Sip the pineapple Kris Kringle Colada among the island ephemera—think summery drinks and Santa in sunglasses.
Miracle at Death Punch Bar
2321 18th St., N.W.
The cocktail lounge transforms into a merry destination with twinkling lights, Yuletide motifs, and themed seating areas. Visit the holiday bar starting November 25 for spiked eggnog, mulled wine, and a gingerbread-flavored old fashioned in festive glassware.