The Gibson

Row 1

2009 14th St NW (at U St NW)
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 232-2156
Speakeasy, Lounge, Cocktail
$ $ $
Mon–Thu, Sun: 6:00 PM–1:00 AM Fri–Sat: 6:00 PM–2:00 AM

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  • U Street Girl says the Gibson has a relaxing atmosphere with no pretension. She recommends sitting at the bar (as opposed to tables) for the fastest drink service.
  • Go "off the menu" and put yourself in the hands of the highly skilled bartenders; I've never been disappointed.
  • This exclusive bar with a no-standing policy is all about well-crafted cocktails, both classic and innovative. The waitstaff flames twists over drinks tableside.
  • Act cool.
  • Go to The Gibson and order a Boothby manhattan, even if it's not on the menu
  • The Gibson, the sleek speakeasy that treats cocktails like extensions of the fine-dining service, not lubrications for it. With some added space the waits should now be shorter for this A-List place.
  • Talk your way onto the patio and enjoy a Horse's Neck (with a kick).
  • A clubby speakeasy serving classic cocktails. Order one (or two or three) of the old-fashioned fizzes or sours, plus olives or another light bite from the snack menu.
  • Order an Old Fashioned, Aviator I or II,
  • Tired of the attitude? Check out Wisdom for a relaxed cocktail experience right off of Potomac Ave Metro on Capitol Hill. Wisdom Mixologists will exceed your expectations. Seriously. Escape U Street.
  • Cocktails at The Gibson are worth the wait. The Salad Days Sour is a blend of celery-infused pisco lemon & celery bitters streaked with burnt cinnamon.
  • If you can forgive the occasionally rude folks at the door, this is a fantastic speakeasy- great cocktails, environment, and bartenders.
  • Up stairs is great but the full effect along with the attached menu is down stairs....
  • Don't like bourbon? Ask for a Brunswick Sour, you won't be disappointed..
  • Mind blowing cocktails in this little hidden getaway. For extravagant drinks be prepared for a longer prep time, and a dollar or two extra on the tab, but with his atmosphere it is well worth it
  • Pee before. The lines can be long!
  • The Gibson at 14th & U Streets harkens back to a time when televisions in bars did not exist. A time when it was illegal to drink in the U.S. A time when people retreated to a hidden bar for fear o
  • My favorite drink at the Gibson is the Pampered Moose - elderflower liquor, vodka, grapefruit juice, prosecco and a giant orange peel. Wonderful citrusy aroma - can't go wrong!!!
  • Get the Sazerac.
  • the cricketeer is fantastic. smooth rum with a bit of ginger a fantastic combo