Charlottesville Cocktail Crawl – Lost Saint

The omnipresent shadows found in Charlottesville’s exquisite Lost Saint can’t mask the bar’s the wonderful service and superb cocktails.  Ambiance: ***** Decor: ***** Service: ***** Cocktails: ****1/2 Overall Rating: 5 It’s only been a week, but I already miss Charlottesville. Last Saturday, on a clear, warm evening (that can still happen folks) I strolled through the… Read More Charlottesville Cocktail Crawl – Lost Saint

Charlottesville Cocktail Crawl – The Alley Light

The well-disguised, sunlit Alley Light proves not all good speakeasies need to live in the dark. Ambiance: ****1/2 Decor: ****1/2 Service: **** Cocktails: **** Overall Rating: 4.25 Finding the Alley Light, a superb speakeasy smack-dab in the heart of Charlottesville, requires a bit of detective work. Or a smart phone, that works too. The bar features no sign, the… Read More Charlottesville Cocktail Crawl – The Alley Light

High Times in Low Light – The Sheppard

Cloaked in darkness, the Sheppard is a low-key haunt off of Dupont with friendly service and good drinks. Ambiance: ***** Decor: **** Service: **** Cocktails: **** Overall Rating: 4.25 Having visited dozens of cocktail bars all around the US, I felt pretty confident that I’d seen it all. Yes, the dark jazz-age decor, the hidden entrances, the… Read More High Times in Low Light – The Sheppard

Drinking to the Oldies – EatBar

A welcoming little joint in Eastern Market, EatBar offers up some powerful, resonant cocktails. Ambiance: **** Decor: **** Service: **** Cocktails: ***1/2 Overall Rating: 3.75 As a fan of EatBar’s Arlington iteration, I have been eagerly anticipating my first trip to its new DC digs. I decided it was time during a recent rainstorm/metro apocalypse – in such urban… Read More Drinking to the Oldies – EatBar