Punch by Twilight – Columbia Room (Punch Garden)

The perfect spot for a spring or summer soiree, the Columbia Room’s less formal sibling offers a ton of refreshing and delicious cocktails.  Ambiance: ****1/2 Decor: **** Service: **** Cocktails: **** Overall Rating: 4.25 So if you are familiar with the existence of alcohol and Washington DC, you’ve no doubt heard of the Columbia Room, the famed… Read More Punch by Twilight – Columbia Room (Punch Garden)

Emerald Coast Cocktails – The Craft Bar

A gem on Florida’s Emerald Coast, The Craft Bar provides some quality cocktails in a relaxed setting. Ambiance: **** Decor: ***1/2 Service: ****1/2 Cocktails: **** Overall Rating: 4 As a life-long Northeasterner and fortunate resident of one of the more sophisticated cocktail scenes in the US, it’s easy to look down at the bar scene in… Read More Emerald Coast Cocktails – The Craft Bar

Finger Lickin’ Good – Crisp Kitchen and Bar

Crisp Kitchen is a great hangout spot with some hot chicken and good, up-front cocktails. Ambiance: **** Decor: *** Service: **** Cocktails: **** Overall Rating: 3.75 One of my favorite cocktail experiences this year happened at Thai pop-up Alfie’s, which paired inferno-hot Southeast Asian fare with truly superb cocktails. So when I heard Alfie’s chef Alex… Read More Finger Lickin’ Good – Crisp Kitchen and Bar

Neighborhood Haunt – Mason Social (Visit #2)

A nice neighborhood spot, Mason Social is a good spot to chat with Alexandria locals and down a few cocktails. Ambiance: **** Decor: ***1/2 Service: **** Cocktails: ***1/2 Overall Rating: 3.75 It was a beautiful spring Saturday in Old Town Alexandria – the sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and I was wearing shorts for the… Read More Neighborhood Haunt – Mason Social (Visit #2)

Spring Drinks on King Street – Brabo (Visit #2)

Serving up some of the best drinks in the DC area, Brabo is a top-flight cocktail bar posing as a fine dining restaurant. Ambiance: **** Decor: **** Service: ***** Cocktails: ***** Overall Rating: 4.5 The last time I visited the fine dining establishment of Brabo in Old Town Alexandria was in January and boy was it chilly.… Read More Spring Drinks on King Street – Brabo (Visit #2)