DC Cocktail Week: November 13-19


Its finally back! DC celebrates the 5th annual DC Cocktail Week, and the list of participating locations is bigger and better than ever. Naturally, Student IDeals is here to help navigate!

This week, Monday-Sunday, restaurants all over the city feature a speciality cocktail and food pairing, all for a set price! Support one of your local favorites, or try somewhere new. Either way, we’re sure you’ll love the pairings!


Bar Dupont

1500 New Hampshire Ave., NW | Washington, DC 20036
(202) 797-0169

Cocktail: ‘Fine and Brandy-‘ American Applejack Brandy, French Cognac, Van Gogh coffee liqueur, pomegranate, applewood smoke, dark chocolate, candied orange zest.

Pairing: Spiced pork belly, Asian slaw.

Price: $15

1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW | Washington, DC 20004
(202) 695-1100


Cocktail: ‘B&B-‘ Bourbon, fresh fruit juice, winter honey syrup, Lagavulin misted maple leaf, lemon, charred cinnamon

Pairing: Maple glazed double smoked bacon

Price: $19

Bourbon & Bacon cocktail paired with maple glazed double smoked back at the Benjamin Bar & Lounge.

Cedar Restaurant

822 E St., NW | Washington, DC 20004
(202) 637-0012
Information coming soon!

Charlie Palmer Steak

101 Constitution Ave., NW | Washington, DC 20001
(202) 547-8100

Cocktail: ‘The Golden Apple-‘ Rock Creek Bourbon, housemate apple syrup

Pairing: Crispy buttermilk fried chicken slider

Price: $13

China Chilcano

418 7th St., NW | Washington, DC 20004
(202) 783-0941

Cocktail: ‘Maracuya Sour-‘ Macchu Pisco, rocoto macerado, passionfruit puree, egg white, Amaro Chuncho bitters

Pairing: Chicken thigh skewer

Price: $12

Claudia’s Steakhouse

1501 K St., NW | Washington, DC 20005 (Entrance on 15th Street)
(202) 783-8212
Information coming soon!

801 O St., NW | Washington, DC 20001
(202) 525-2870
Cocktail: ‘A Rose by Any Other Name-‘ local Capitoline Rose Vermouth, Cherry Herring, China China Bigellet Amer.
Pairing: Roasted Cauliflower, pomegranate, mint, za’atar

Price: $18

DBGB Kitchen and Bar

931 H St., NW | Washington, DC 20001
(202) 695-7660

Cocktail: ‘Manhattan Twist-‘ Rittenhouse rye, Pierre Ferrand cognac, Amaro Montenegro, Amargo-Vallet, cardamaro, mole bitters

Pairing: Shrimp cocktail, traditional French cocktail sauce

Price: $20

Manhattan Twist at DBGB DC.

Dino’s Grotto

1914 9th St., NW | Washington, DC 20001
(202) 686-2966

Cocktail(s): 8 Negroni variations

Pairing: Miniboard of bites- house charcuterie, artisan cheese, local produce, deviled egg

Price: $15

District Distilling Co.

1414 U St., NW | Washington, DC 20009
(202) 629-3787

Cocktail: ‘U Street Groves-‘ Buzzard Point colonial style white rum, Pur-Likor Elderflower, apple cider, lemon, clove syrup

Pairing: Red wine braised chicken leg, garganelli, bacon lardons, pearl onions, beech mushrooms

Price: $25

Dram & Grain

2007 18th St., NW | Washington, DC 20009
(202) 588-7388
Information coming soon!

1942 9th St., NW | Washington, DC 20001
(202) 323-7600
Cocktail: ‘Perfect Fall Cocktail-‘ Thai basil infused vodka, muddled figs, fuji apple juice, lemon, maple syrup
Pairing: Mumbo glazed duck, berbere spice, garbanzo stew, tomato, onion, garlic
Price: $18

Etete's Perfect Fall Cocktail and Mumbo Glazed Duck

Farmers & Distillers

600 Massachusetts Ave., NW | Washington, DC 20001
(202) 464-3001

Cocktail: ‘Amaro and the Rye-‘ Founding Farmers Rye Whiskey, “Arroyo’s Never Bitter Amaro”

Pairing: Kung Pao chicken dumplings

Price: $11

Farmers and Distillers - Amaro and the Rye

Fig & Olive

934 Palmer Alley, NW | Washington, DC 20001
(202) 559-5004

Cocktail: ‘The Autumn Cider-‘ Bourbon, apple brandy, apple cider, lime, maple syrup, seasonal spices

Pairing: One of three signature crostinis

Price: $16

707 6th St., NW | Washington, DC 20001
(202) 289-3600
Cocktail: ‘Im-pear-ative-‘ Joven mescal, pear, lime, cinnamon
Pairing: Agnolotti pasta, mascarpone, roasted squash, fall spices, brown butter, sage, cippolini onions, roasted hazelnuts

Price: $20

The Im-pear-ative and agnolotti pasta pairing at Graffiato.

Hard Rock Cafe Washington, DC

999 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20004
(202) 737-7625
Information coming soon!


3512 Connecticut Ave., NW | Washington, DC 20008
(202) 244-6600
Information coming soon!


2201 14th St., NW | Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-5000

Cocktail: ‘Living the Dream-‘ Redemption rye, Domaine de Canton, Pimms, Allspice Dram, Sherry, Angostura Bitters, lemon, cucumber

Pairing: Bifteki- spiced beef and lamb, spetsofai, labne, grilled flatbread

Price: $12 (HH Only)

Jack Rose Dining Saloon

2007 18th St., NW | Washington, DC 20009
(202) 588-7388
Information coming soon!

Mandarin Oriental Washington, D.C.

1330 Maryland Ave., SW | Washington, DC 20004
(202) 787-6064

Cocktail: ‘South of the Lake-‘ Jing’s Jade sword tea, lychee, lavender

Pairing: Fig and ratatouille

Price: $18

Mandarin Oriental Washington D.C.'s South of the Lake cocktail w/ a fig and ratatouille. Photo credit: Nia Henry


Mintwood Place

1813 Columbia Rd., NW | Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-6732
Information coming soon!

miXX Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel

999 9th St., NW | Washington, DC 20001
(202) 680-3530

Cocktail: ‘Maple, Everything’s Coming up Rosemary Sour-‘ District Distilling Backroom Bourbon, amber maple syrup, lemon, rosemary

Pairing: Bifteki- Shrimp taco, cilantro slaw, avocado cream, burnt jalapeño

Price: $18


Nazca Mochica

1633 P St., NW | Washington, DC 20036
(202) 733-3170

Cocktail: ‘Roasted Beed & Rosemary Chilcano-‘ Rosemary, beet-infused pisco, lime, simple, ginger beer

Pairing: Bifteki- yucca fries, huancaina sauce

Price: $15 (Lounge Only)

Occidental Grill & Seafood

1475 Pennsylvania Ave., NW | Washington, DC 20004
(202) 783-1475

Cocktail: ‘Cthulhu-‘ Mezcal, avocado, cilantro, lime, chili-lime bitters, calamari, squid ink tuile

Pairing: Octopus tacos, salsa, guacamole

Price: $16

Occidental's Cthulhu pairing.

401 7th St., NW | Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-1005


Cocktail: ‘Naranja Tonic-‘ Onilikan gin, house-made sour orange, epazote tonic, lime ice

Pairing: Striped bass ceviche, pineapple-habanero marinade, citrus, jicama, fresno chiles

Price: $13

Oyamel's Naranja Tonic with Ceviche Citricos

1350 Eye St., NW | Washington, DC 20005
(202) 769-1600


Cocktail: ‘Dr. Neville-‘ Champagne, house-made grapefruit liqueur, Lillet Rose, Peychaud’s bitters

Pairing: Scallop Crudo, chardonnay citrus reduction, cucumber, grapefruit

Price: $14

Dr. Neville pairing at Pennsylvania 6.

2017 14th St., NW | Washington, DC2 0009
(202) 450-5757


Cocktail: ‘Sundown-‘ Cotton & Reed Dispaccio, tequila blanco, pineapple, cinnamon, triple sec, Montenegro Amaro float

Pairing: Chicken sliders duo

Price: $15

Quarter and Glory's Sundown cocktail.

Sally’s Middle Name

1320 H St., NE | Washington, DC 20002
(202) 750-6529

Cocktail: ‘USS Republic-‘ Republic Restoratives Apple Brandy, Rum Barrel Borough Bourbon, Cocchi American, sfumato

Pairing: Pork shoulder croquette, apple honey-mustard

Price: $16

Silver Cathedral Heights

3404 Wisconsin Ave., NW | Washington, DC 20016
(202) 851-3199

Cocktail: ‘Silver Old Fashioned -‘ Bourbon, brandied cherry syrup, simple, bitters

Pairing: Kotex Short Rib Tacos, gochujang sauce, avocado, pickled ginger, daikon radish, peanuts, cilantro

Price: $15

Sixth Engine Restaurant

438 Massachusetts Ave., NW | Washington, DC 20001
(202) 506-2455

Cocktail: Apple brandy, house-infused apple rum, Eve’s Cidery semi-dry sparkling cider, spiced brown sugar syrup, Peychaud’s bitters

Pairing: Thanksgiving mini-tacos- smoked turkey, cranberry salsa, yams, cheese, sauce, pickled Fresno peppers

Price: $15

Slate Wine Bar & Bistro

2404 Wisconsin Ave., NW | Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-4304

Cocktail: ‘Rye of the Tiger-‘ Spiced Rye, Mt. Defiance Sweet Vermouth, blood orange, cherry

Pairing: Pork Slider, shishito pepper, chipotle aioli, crostini

Price: $12


1324 H St., NE | Washington, DC 20002
(202) 733-4604

Cocktail: ‘Stable PBR-‘ Asbach Uralt Brandy, Williasauer Pear Williams, rosemary syrup, lemon

Pairing: Roesti potato croquette, cheese, bacon, onion sauce

Price: $15

Taqueria Del Barrio

821 Upshur St., NW | Washington, DC 20011
(202) 723-0200

Cocktail: ‘Show Me Your Cocktail-‘ Illegal Reposado Mezcal, house-made pepita syrup

Pairing: Carnitas taco

Price: $10


701 9th St., NW | Washington, DC 20001

(202) 638-0800

Cocktail: ‘Sidecar to Tangier-‘ Rose-infused brandy, cardamom, cumin, honey, lemon

Pairing: Turkish Style Pastirma, traditionally cured beef loin

Price: $13

Zaytinya's Sidecar to Tangier with Turkish Style Pastirma.


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