Columbia Room

columbia room cocktail bar dc
Image: Columbia Room
1021 7th St NW
Washington, D.C.
Tuesday - Saturday: 5 p.m. - 11:30 a.m.
closed Sunday - Monday
202.393.0336 | Website

Behind the rowdy Passenger lies the Columbia Room, a prayer nook of a bar that has maintained its reputation as one of D.C.’s best cocktail experiences. Served like a tasting menu, Derek Brown’s cocktails are both a lesson in history (expect old-school punches) and precision (perfect Martinis are, well, perfect here). With just ten seats, this would be the place to go to learn a thing or two, impress a date or make friends with people who know how to mix booze.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • bar food
What to drink

Splurge for the $69 tasting menu. It's worth every penny. And you can finish it with a shot of mezcal as you depart through the Passenger.


Book a cocktail class here. Learning tastes good.


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