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Where To Get a G&T And Give Back In DC

10 spots to get a Botanist & Tonic and support the Independent Restaurant Coalition.

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This content is produced by The Infatuation in partnership with The Botanist.

There’s not much better than a gin and tonic when the weather is nice, especially when it’s made with The Botanist Islay Dry Gin. To celebrate the hopeful spring season and support local bars and restaurants as they rebuild for the future, The Botanist is donating $5 to the Independent Restaurant Coalition for every Botanist & Tonic sold during April and May, up to a total donation of $25,000. Kicking off on National Gin & Tonic Day on April 9, here are some participating locations to find a Botanist & Tonic in Washington, DC.

The Spots

Chaplin's Restaurant

$$$$ 1501 9th St NW

Grab a table on the spacious side patio for some of Chaplin’s unbeatable bites and beverages. With a menu rooted in Japanese and Chinese cuisine of the 1920s, Chaplin’s is the perfect location to pair a spicy Ramen dish with a refreshing Botanist gin and tonic, served with bergamot liqueur, grapefruit, and cucumber.

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

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$$$$ 401 7th St NW

Oyamel serves upscale Mexican food but has fun doing it. The space is casual, with a garden-inspired vibe, creative cocktails, and excellent tacos. Sit at the bar, a booth, or a table in one of the three main seating areas, and enjoy your Botanist gin among the butterflies.

Tail Up Goat

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$$$$ 1827 Adams Mill Rd NW

On side street in Adams Morgan, Tail Up Goat has a neighborhood-like feeling and serves impressive food. The menu looks simple and there’s a laidback vibe in the room, but the dishes are complex and all very good.

Zaytinya

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$$$$ 701 9th St NW

This spot from José Andrés brings together Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisines. Get a table on the patio, one of their many flatbreads, and all the mezzes your table can handle to go with your Botanist & Tonic.

Barmini

$$$$ 501 9th St NW

Barmini is a small, futuristic cocktail bar where drinks are made with blowtorches, liquid nitrogen, and other things Bill Nye might find useful. You can make a reservation (or order for delivery) for their cocktail flight, or order a la carte if you like to stay in control.

San Lorenzo

$$$$ 1316 9th St NW

This spot has a menu full of rich, Tuscan-inspired dishes like taleggio risotto, fried squash blossoms, and rabbit ragu - so balancing those with a Botanist and tonic is a no-brainer.

Urban Roast

$$$$ 916 G St NW Ste C-1

Urban Roast is a true all-in-one where you can grab coffee in the morning, a shared plate for dinner, and a Botanist & Tonic during happy hour.

Dirty Habit

$$$$ 555 8th St NW

Dirty Habit might be close to lots of DC attractions, but this restaurant in the courtyard of a hotel feels like it’s in a different world entirely, making it an ideal place to unwind with a Botanist & Tonic.

Whiskey Charlie

$$$$ 975 7th St SW

Both by the water and on a roof, there’s really no reason not to visit Whiskey Charlie. Except, well, bad weather. That aside, there’s a menu of light bites and plenty of cocktails to keep you happy once you’re there.

Kaliwa

$$$$ 751 Wharf St SW

Located right on the wharf, Kaliwa has fantastic views and a menu to match. The menu combines the flavors of Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand, and a meal here ideally happens outside on the porch watching the boats float by with a Botanist & Tonic in hand.

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