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Ambulance Chaser

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Right on cue, here's a list of the best rooftop bars in DC. The entries all appear to be new-ish, which is why The Brixton is not included.
 

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Spring was nice while it lasted. Summer officially begins on June 21, but judging from the upcoming weather forecast, it's coming one month early.
 

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Spring was nice while it lasted. Summer officially begins on June 21, but judging from the upcoming weather forecast, it's coming one month early.
Just came back from a 20-miler and it's beautiful out! Bring it on!
 

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Who here is fully vaccinated? I am by Memorial Day weekend.
I got my second Moderna shot this past Friday. About 10 days out from being "fully" vaccinated.

My oldest daughter was given her first Pfizer vaccine on the first day it was available under 16, this past Thursday. Her second should be in about two weeks, then she's got two weeks go go.

My youngest has a ways to go, she's under 12.

My wife was fully vaccinated months ago as a mental health care worker.

I really want to book a trip to Universal Orlando for my kids. I think we're going to gamble on doing it in January for their birthdays. By then the vaccine should be available for those under ages 12 and given how quickly my oldest was able to be vaccinated when her cohort were eligible, I think we'll get my youngest in fast.
 

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I vote for July, I am in trial all June (but seriously, it would be cool to meet up with everyone for the first time).
Hmm, expecting to beat the charge, eh?

The Brixton!

In Chinatown, Bar Deco has a nice rooftop.
The Brixton would be great but I may spend much of the time chatting up the ladies (if we're aim for a Thursday-ish meet up). Bar Deco is good too.
 

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My wife and I will be visiting DC sometime in July. We are big foodies. While we would go to Pineapples and Pearls again (Closed for the time being) we are open to other Michelin suggestions or non-Michelin options. Any suggestions or off-the-list options? We will be staying near the White House most likely.

Bar suggestions. I love the vibe and decor of The Round Robin Bar. Any other clubby bars/restaurants that you can please recommend?
 

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My wife and I will be visiting DC sometime in July. We are big foodies. While we would go to Pineapples and Pearls again (Closed for the time being) we are open to other Michelin suggestions or non-Michelin options. Any suggestions or off-the-list options? We will be staying near the White House most likely.

Bar suggestions. I love the vibe and decor of The Round Robin Bar. Any other clubby bars/restaurants that you can please recommend?
Here's a list of DC Michelin-starred restaurants. Komi is a DC institution. I've been to Sushi Taro and Tail Up Goat. As it's name suggests, Taro serves sushi and it's very good. Members of the Japanese embassy go there. I was underwhelmed the two times I got takeout from Tail Up Goat. Maybe the in-restaurant dining experience is better.

There are a trio of restaurants in Penn Quarter I recommend: Rasika (Indian), Jaleo (Spanish tapas), and Zaytinya (Mediterranean tapas).

The hot new restaurant in DC is Dauphine's, which is close to where you expect to be staying. Go there and give us a full review!

As far as bars go, any bar at a nice old-school hotel (Willard, Mayflower, etc.) is likely to have what you are looking for. I like the bar at the Hotel Sofitel. I recall it having a clubby vibe.

Enjoy your visit!
 

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My wife and I will be visiting DC sometime in July. We are big foodies. While we would go to Pineapples and Pearls again (Closed for the time being) we are open to other Michelin suggestions or non-Michelin options. Any suggestions or off-the-list options? We will be staying near the White House most likely.

Bar suggestions. I love the vibe and decor of The Round Robin Bar. Any other clubby bars/restaurants that you can please recommend?
If you have a rental car and want to visit a three Michelin star restaurant, check out the Inn at Little Washington:


It's the only three star spot in the DC area.
 

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Can’t wait for the meetup, whenever that will be. In the meantime, cheers.

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like @smittycl and @Easily Amused I do like a Rye Manhattan, I am also fond of using Rye in an Old Fashioned.

I recently joined a single barrel club, and the first pic was a local Sagamore Rye, not a huge fan of it straight, but its very good in a cocktail. I am also using a Rye from Delaware, Diamond State Rye, it's a little less spicy than the Sagamore, which makes it an easy sipper, but still holds up in cocktails.
 

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like @smittycl and @Easily Amused I do like a Rye Manhattan, I am also fond of using Rye in an Old Fashioned.

I recently joined a single barrel club, and the first pic was a local Sagamore Rye, not a huge fan of it straight, but its very good in a cocktail. I am also using a Rye from Delaware, Diamond State Rye, it's a little less spicy than the Sagamore, which makes it an easy sipper, but still holds up in cocktails.
There's one in NoVa called Catoctin Creek that I've always liked. Had one with Angel's Envy at a bar in Dupont Circle. I didn't know it was so expensive. Turned out to be a $25 Manhattan.
 
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like @smittycl and @Easily Amused I do like a Rye Manhattan, I am also fond of using Rye in an Old Fashioned.

I recently joined a single barrel club, and the first pic was a local Sagamore Rye, not a huge fan of it straight, but its very good in a cocktail. I am also using a Rye from Delaware, Diamond State Rye, it's a little less spicy than the Sagamore, which makes it an easy sipper, but still holds up in cocktails.
Thanks for the rye suggestions, @hpreston. I'm an utter novice on this subject, I often purchase what I think is good(-enough) quality and the right price. Will check out the Sagamore next time I go liquor shopping (I like rye in both cocktails and as straight).
 

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Thanks for the rye suggestions, @hpreston. I'm an utter novice on this subject, I often purchase what I think is good(-enough) quality and the right price. Will check out the Sagamore next time I go liquor shopping (I like rye in both cocktails and as straight).
I make a Manhattan at home with Seagram's 7 Crown, red vermouth, and some bitters. There have been times I've bought rye and done the same however the Seagram's is a standby in my household.
 

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