Fox News released a list of the top 10 cocktail bars in the United States this week, and D.C.'s own Columbia Room made the list.
For those who are unfamiliar, the Columbia Room is the bar inside the Passenger, a popular spot near the Convention Center Metro station and the brainchild of mixologist Derek Brown. "Brown was nominated for a James Beard award and even created cocktails for the First Family's holiday parties at the White House," the FoxNews.com article boasts. "If the bartender can help ease the president's woes, he should be able to help with yours."
And as a testament to how well respected the cocktails are at the establishment, the Distilled Spirits Council, part of the liquor lobby, is holding a holiday "speakeasy" at the venue later this week. But don't even think about crashing. In true speakeasy style a password is needed to enter the soiree.