Drinking in the Washington D.C. area? Then give some of these places a look, they have proved to be top of the line for brew seekers the country over. The Raven Grill, doesn't even serve any food, but service is fast and it is a short hop away from the White House. Moving toward the President's House we find the Jack Rose Dining Saloon. 1,500 whiskey bottles line the shelves of the large barn like structure.
Washington, D.C., used to have a solid reputation for social drinking, from the julep-sucking days before the Civil War through the 1970s, when the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee got jingled one night on Barracuda's Bites or some such at the Junkanoo tiki bar and ended his evening by being pulled over by the U. S. Park Police with his mistress, known in stripping circles as the "Argentine Firecracker," trying unsuccessfully to make a break for it through the Tidal Basin. Fun. In recent decades, though, give or take a Vito Fossella, you don't hear much about woozy high times in the nation's capital.