From the outside, Chicken + Whiskey just looks like a casual Peruvian chicken spot that serves half and whole birds, sandwiches, and sides like yucca fries and plantains. If you walk through the freezer door in the back, however, you’ll find a secret vinyl bar with almost 100 varieties of whiskey to choose from, along with a few beers in case whiskey isn’t your thing. It’s a great place to grab a late-night second dinner, or a quick bite before going out on 14th Street.
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A classic that can be used for dates or heavy drinking. Maybe even at the same time. The food’s great too.
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A casual spot by day, and a proper restaurant by night, hit The Partisan in Penn Quarter if you really enjoy meat.
The Fainting Goat
Fainting Goat isn’t great, but you’ll end up here at some point. When the time comes, go heavy on the drinks and light on the food.
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