1207 19th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Irish Public Whiskey House is a bar and restaurant dedicated to Irish whiskey. The three floor pub is located a few blocks from the White House and boasts a rotating list of whiskeys from Ireland and the world over. Whiskey aficionados will love the bar’s member’s only whiskey club. Download the app, sample 40 whiskeys and you’ll be invited to the annual whiskey club party. If you’re not that hardcore, stop in for an “Irish Bastard,” a cocktail made with Bushmills Irish Whiskey, Connemara Whiskey with honey syrup, ginger syrup and fresh lemon juice.
2047 9th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 2001
Located right next to 9:30 Club, the Satellite Room is a 60s diner squeezed into a cozy city space. The restaurant and bar serves up typical diner fare like hamburgers, fries and all-day breakfast. The slight difference is the drink menu consisting of beer, wine and spiked milkshakes. The “Boozy Shakes” menu includes a chocolate mint variety made with Bushmills Irish Whiskey, named for mobster Frank Costello and available any time of day.
1 Dupont Circle N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
This traditional Irish pub is one of the best places in Washington to get Irish food drink and watch soccer from all over the world. Located in Dupont Circle, James Hoban’s serves Irish whiskey by the glass, in flights and expertly crafted cocktails. The bar’s specialty cocktail menu follows the seasons and also includes a list of standards like the Irish mule, a twist on the Russian version made with Jameson and Goslings ginger beer. Try one on cocktail night every Thursday from 7 p.m. to close when Hoban’s craft cocktails are just $9.
1206 H St. N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
The Queen Vic is a quintessential British pub brought to life in DC. Patrons will find food and drink menus brimming with English “favourites” including the first-come, first-serve special Sunday roast. The cocktail list is made up of simple concoctions that include beer and ciders. Irish whiskey lovers can sample the Jameson shandy, a generous drink made with Jameson, hard cider, Ribena — an English black currant soda — ginger ale and soda. The Queen Vic even has a small shop where you can find British specialties to take home.
1330 U St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
The Fainting Goat is a U Street neighborhood restaurant and bar known for a menu of seasonal, locally sourced dishes. The bar also boasts local brews plus an inventive list of mixed cocktails and adult punch. One of those medleys is the Cara Cara Whiskey Punch, made with West Cork Irish Whiskey, South American Cara Cara oranges and strong Hibiscus. Happy hour is on tap Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.