With the presidential election just around the corner, the nation’s capital is stealing the spotlight and Washington’s nightlife is getting in on the action. Whether you’re Team Romney or Team Obama, several area bars are serving up some political drink menus to go along with all the debate drama.
Dupont Circle‘s Topaz Bar is honoring each candidate with their own creative cocktails. The non-alcoholic Romney Float is their take on a good old fashioned root beer float made with Old Dominion Root Beer, whipped heavy cream and topped with a drizzle of house-made caramel. Obama’s Home Sweet Home is a sweeter take on the Rickey with Bulleit Bourbon, lime juice, club soda and a hint of pineapple.
1733 N St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Art Smith‘s Art and Soul is putting its own twist on election season with its Swing State Cocktails, a list of unique libations based on the too-close-to-call states. Pay homage to your favorite state whether it’s with Virginia’s Cardinal Cooler, Wisconsin’s Cheese Head or Ohio’s Peanut-butter Buckeye.
Art and Soul
415 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Alongside their cocktails, the JW Marriott‘s 1331 Bar and Lounge also dishing out some snacks for both sides of the aisle with its traditional Left Wings and Right Wings. This year’s Left Wings will be Hawaiian-glazed with fresh pineapple while the Right Wings are Boston honey-glazed with a side of baked beans. And don’t forget to wash it all down with a Mint Romney or a Barockin’ Mai Tai.
1331 Bar and Lounge
1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004
For those looking to make their every cocktail count, look no further than Lincoln. Appropriately, the restaurant is launching the “Lincoln Cocktail Voter Poll” which will predict the next president based on the sale of two cocktails: The Elephant and The Donkey. The tally will be kept on a blackboard at the bar and eager fans can keep track via Facebook every Friday.
1110 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005