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13 Places to Get Fall Cocktails in Washington D.C.

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In this pandemic, time seems to move fast and slow all at once. We blinked and summer was over. The good news is tons of Washington D.C. bars and restaurants have been hard at work coming up with perfect fall drinks, combining your favorite autumn flavors with delicious liquor like Grand Marnier.

And while drinking and dining out may look different these days, takeout and delivery options (including cocktails to go!) mean there’s no reason not to support your favorite local spots.

Raise your glasses to the 13 best places to find fall cocktails in Washington D.C.

A number of D.C. restaurants are offering in-person service at a limited capacity. However, this should not be taken as an endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Bidwell Restaurant

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It isn’t fall without cider. If you’re looking for that sweet-tart combo, get a taste of the Bidwell Spiked House Cider with fresh apple and cinnamon-spiced rum. The restaurant continues to adjust its hours of operation during the pandemic so make sure to check its website for updates before you visit or order online.

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Nina May

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Nothing says “cozy” like a log cabin, and this season, Nina May is recreating the experience right here in D.C. with its Sap House pop-up. Enjoy warm cocktails and fireside fare available for takeout, delivery, or dine-in according to local guidelines.

The Pub & The People

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Looking for something with bite? Look no further than The Sazerac, which centers around black licorice flavors. Mix that with Redemption Rye, Grand Marnier, Peychaud’s Bitters, and Absinthe Rinse.

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Centrolina

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Sometimes, you want to take your drinks out to where the action is happening. If you’re headed to the apple orchard, bring along an Aperol Spritz Kit from this Italian osteria and mercato. It comes with all the ingredients you need, as the folks at Centrolina say, for the Aperitivo time you deserve.

The Hamilton

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Come for the atmosphere, stay for the District Cider. Featuring Leopold Brother’s New York Apple Whiskey, Three Pins Alpine Liqueur, and fresh apple cider in a glass rimmed with spiced Turbinado, this is a cider you don’t want to miss.

The Salt Line

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Yes, this place is known for its oysters and ales, but the full cocktail and wine list worth your while, too. With ample heated outdoor seating and a full to-go menu — including a dozen oysters to shuck at home — The Salt Line is ideal for when you’re trying to buy back that summertime feeling.

This coffeehouse, bar, and lounge offers a range of after-hours beverages, including hot toddies, maple ciders, and spiked oatnog (vegan-friendly thanks to oat milk eggnog). For an extra taste of fall, ask for a shot of Grand Marnier in your order.

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Just because the temps are cooler doesn’t mean you can’t dream of the beach. Get a mix of crisp fall with the flavors of Mexico with the El Suave cocktail, made with Grand Marnier, fresh-squeezed lime, orange juice, cinnamon, and ginger.

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Take any drink to go at this neighborhood joint, including a rotating selection of seasonal Pisco Punch and toasty ciders and hot toddies. It’s super easy to order and you can schedule your pickup time for maximum convenience.

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Maple syrup isn’t just for pancakes. At this popular Foggy Bottom spot, the sweet stuff is a key ingredient in its signature Maple Old Fashioned — which you can snag by the bottle, along with several other cocktail choices, for premium to-go accessibility.

Provision No. 14

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Come here to bid farewell to sunshine and hello to cooler weather with the Savory Italian, a genius mix of Campari with honey, lemon, rosemary, and sugar.

Provost

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Provost’s cocktail list comes with all the fixings, featuring everything from spritzers to sangrias. Pair your favorite with the ever-changing seasonal menu of delicious fall flavors.

Shenanigan’s Irish Pub

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Get your cinnamon and spice here! Cozy ciders are a specialty at this classic Irish pub, with four varieties to choose from — and that’s before you get to the hot toddy list. A substantial bar-food menu makes Shenanigan’s an easy pick when it gets chilly out.

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Bidwell Restaurant

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It isn’t fall without cider. If you’re looking for that sweet-tart combo, get a taste of the Bidwell Spiked House Cider with fresh apple and cinnamon-spiced rum. The restaurant continues to adjust its hours of operation during the pandemic so make sure to check its website for updates before you visit or order online.

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Nina May

Nothing says “cozy” like a log cabin, and this season, Nina May is recreating the experience right here in D.C. with its Sap House pop-up. Enjoy warm cocktails and fireside fare available for takeout, delivery, or dine-in according to local guidelines.

The Pub & The People

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Looking for something with bite? Look no further than The Sazerac, which centers around black licorice flavors. Mix that with Redemption Rye, Grand Marnier, Peychaud’s Bitters, and Absinthe Rinse.

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Centrolina

Sometimes, you want to take your drinks out to where the action is happening. If you’re headed to the apple orchard, bring along an Aperol Spritz Kit from this Italian osteria and mercato. It comes with all the ingredients you need, as the folks at Centrolina say, for the Aperitivo time you deserve.

The Hamilton

Come for the atmosphere, stay for the District Cider. Featuring Leopold Brother’s New York Apple Whiskey, Three Pins Alpine Liqueur, and fresh apple cider in a glass rimmed with spiced Turbinado, this is a cider you don’t want to miss.

The Salt Line

Yes, this place is known for its oysters and ales, but the full cocktail and wine list worth your while, too. With ample heated outdoor seating and a full to-go menu — including a dozen oysters to shuck at home — The Salt Line is ideal for when you’re trying to buy back that summertime feeling.

Tryst

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This coffeehouse, bar, and lounge offers a range of after-hours beverages, including hot toddies, maple ciders, and spiked oatnog (vegan-friendly thanks to oat milk eggnog). For an extra taste of fall, ask for a shot of Grand Marnier in your order.

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MI VIDA

Just because the temps are cooler doesn’t mean you can’t dream of the beach. Get a mix of crisp fall with the flavors of Mexico with the El Suave cocktail, made with Grand Marnier, fresh-squeezed lime, orange juice, cinnamon, and ginger.

Service Bar

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Take any drink to go at this neighborhood joint, including a rotating selection of seasonal Pisco Punch and toasty ciders and hot toddies. It’s super easy to order and you can schedule your pickup time for maximum convenience.

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Maple syrup isn’t just for pancakes. At this popular Foggy Bottom spot, the sweet stuff is a key ingredient in its signature Maple Old Fashioned — which you can snag by the bottle, along with several other cocktail choices, for premium to-go accessibility.

Provision No. 14

Come here to bid farewell to sunshine and hello to cooler weather with the Savory Italian, a genius mix of Campari with honey, lemon, rosemary, and sugar.

Provost

Provost’s cocktail list comes with all the fixings, featuring everything from spritzers to sangrias. Pair your favorite with the ever-changing seasonal menu of delicious fall flavors.

Shenanigan’s Irish Pub

Get your cinnamon and spice here! Cozy ciders are a specialty at this classic Irish pub, with four varieties to choose from — and that’s before you get to the hot toddy list. A substantial bar-food menu makes Shenanigan’s an easy pick when it gets chilly out.

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