Southern Efficiency

Whisky Bar, Cocktail
$ $
1841 7th St NW (at T St NW)
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 316-9396
5:00pm - 12:30am
5:00pm - 12:30am
5:00pm - 12:30am
5:00pm - 2:30am
5:00pm - 2:30am
11:30am - 11:30pm


  • Virginia Highland Malt
  • The best whiskey bar in the city. Don't be crazy. Come here.
  • Ask for the bartenders recommendation. You won't be disappointed.
  • Try the booze!
  • Southern Efficiency is a comfort food and whiskey bar with an eclectic group of whiskies ranging the gamut from traditional Bourbons to whiskey from craft distillers.
  • The tribute to American whiskey is Derek Brown's focus here, as are Southern snacks and cocktails. A few blocks south, Brown's new Columbia Room also uses whiskey in several of its high-end cocktails.
  • The cocktails are great. Mint juleps are never ending.
  • Juleps on tap!
  • Walnut old fashioned - so smooth and warms you up just right
  • Get the Fall to Pieces.
  • Great whiskey bar. Can get a bit cramped with a lot of people there. They make an awesome old fashioned.
  • Great whiskey bar in the shaw neighborhood in Washington DC.
  • Even when busy, good service and well executed cocktails! Try the Fourth Regiment - rye, sweet vermouth, and 3 kinds of bitters!
  • Huge selection of whiskey, and mint juleps on tap.
  • Not originally a quote by Kennedy
  • Great whiskey list!
  • The bisque-like peanut soup is a nod to Southern cuisine. Sour cream, a bit of sherry vinegar and an artful sprinkle of greens finish the vegetarian soup.
  • Try your favorite bourbon or whiskey two ways: neat/on the rocks and in a cocktail (Manhattan, Sazerac, or Vieux Carre)
  • White whiskey and Cola hit the spot. Stone fence should work for folks who show up at a whiskey bar and don't know what to order.
  • It was excellent. Good bourbon and atmosphere.

Nearby places

624 T St NW (btwn Wiltberger & 7th St NW)
725 T St NW (at 8th St NW)
1523 7th St NW