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

From: Trinidad
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.


From: Switzerland
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.


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