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The Raven Grill

The funny thing about the Raven—which holds Washington, D.C.’s oldest liquor license—is that it’s called a “grill” and has a neon sign that reads “cocktails,” yet it offers neither food…



As its name alludes, there's nothing fancy about Boilermaker, the East Village venture of West Coast bartender Erick Castro and Cocktail Kingdom's Greg Boehm and Don Lee. There's also nothing immediately dive-y about…