Late Night Drinking
May 11, 2018
Overlooking 18th Street, the Pharmacy Bar is one of the most atmospheric in DC. Cool tunes drift from the jukebox as a pleasingly mixed crowd peruse the cocktail list. As the name suggests the bar has an apothecary theme (the building used to be a drugstore); medicine cabinets line the walls and pills and potions decorate the table tops. The attention to detail is high and the decor has been put together with a measure of wit. There’s some decent bar snacks on offer but the cocktails are the things that really quicken the pulse: these are well-composed and well executed drinks. The mood is laid back and friendly, agreeably unpolished, making this a bar you could return to night after night and still find new things to enjoy.