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In the 51st state, you can propose at the tavern where JFK asked Jackie for her hand in marriage and drink Mint Juleps at the “Oval Office of bars.” And while there are plenty of hipster hangouts that offer headline-grabbing cocktails to reflect real-time politics — like, Swing State Spritz or Make America Grape Again — the District’s decades- and centuries-old haunts offer as fascinating a look at the city’s political life as its memorials and monuments. These restaurants and bars are “gold,” says Virginia Miller, a bar and food historian who has eaten and imbibed at more than 20,000 bars the world over. “When you have those bars still alive … you treasure it — you celebrate it because there is so little of that left.”

Swilling our way through plus-or-minus 250 years of representative democracy

George Washington is known for distilling whiskey in his backyard, Ike for his bathtub gin and FDR for his rum swizzles. “There’s liquid history” all over DC, says cocktail historian Derek Brown, owner of Columbia Room. “Whether it was JFK at Martin’s Tavern or Abraham Lincoln at the Willard, it’s just amazing the things that have happened, and you can tour DC drink by drink.”

The Monocle Restaurant
Capitol Hill

1264 Wisconsin Ave NW