In honor of our 60th year of publication, The Georgetowner has launched its own annual listing of top spots to drink and dine. Be sure to stop in at any of the following establishments you have yet to try, and return soon to your favorites. Herewith, a baker’s dozen of the true gems of Georgetown, this year’s Georgies:
Baked & Wired – Home of the Tessita, a cupcake inspired by the owner’s daughter.
Bourbon Steak – Where you can sip a Donga, a tiki-tail blending grapefruit, cinnamon and lime.
Crackle Bar – Upstairs and upscale from Tackle Box’s casual seafood scene.
Café Tu-O-Tu – Walk back into a gorgeous sunroom right next to the Four Seasons (Is that Brad Pitt I spy?).
El Centro D.F. – For house-infused tequila, including our favorite: pineapple and serrano.
The Four Seasons – For the most expensive brunch in the city and access to George Washington’s whiskey.
Lady Camilla – The only quaint tea shop in the District.
Macaron Bee – Where all the macarons are gluten-free.
Malmaison – One of the few places to get a real Champagne cocktail (ask for Alex).
Martin’s Tavern – The oldest family run restaurant in Washington.
The Observatory bar at the Graham – Where you can watch the stars, shooting and otherwise.
The Rye Bar – Yes, that is hand-shaved ice in your cocktail glass.
Thunder Burger Bar – Don’t eat beef? No problem! Choose a veal, elk or boar burger.