Number 9

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MONDAY - THURSDAY: 5 P.M. - 2 A.M. | FRIDAY: 5 P.M. - 11 P.M. | SATURDAY - SUNDAY: 3 P.M. - 2 A.M.
202.986.0999 | WEBSITE

When the owners of the wildly popular gay nightclub Town Danceboutiqe set out to open a cocktail bar, they named it in honor of their ninth venture together. The space—previously a rather uninspiring gay bar—was reincarnated as a dim, modern lounge with a focus on serious cocktails. Special nights pop up on occasion (the video bar upstairs is Washington’s official location for screening episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race), but it’s best for a casual catch-up drink and the bartenders are knowledgeable enough to make just about anything.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • craft beer
What to drink
Known for Mojitos, they also make a great Jalapeño Margarita (fresh lime juice, jalapeno-infused tequila and agave nectar) and Blood Orange old-Fashioned (blood orange puree, Old Overholt, orange bitters).
Logan Circle
Number 9’s 2-for-1 happy hour runs until 9 p.m., seven days a week. It's consistently voted the District’s best happy hour.