The Passenger

Row 1

1021 7th St NW (at L St NW)
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 393-0220
Cocktail, Bar, Lounge
$ $ $
Mon–Thu: 5:00 PM–1:30 AM Fri–Sat: 5:00 PM–2:30 AM Sun: 2:00 PM–Midnight

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  • Offering a customized tasting menu of cocktails, each drink prepared with house-made bitters or tinctures and poured over hard-carved ice. You may even get a little history lesson with your drink.
  • This busy bar also has an 18-seat, reservation-only area called the Columbia Room.Try Gin Rickey - a refreshing mixture of gin, lime juice and soda, invented by a lobbyist in the 1880s.
  • The citys 2 most imaginative mixologists have boiled up a drink called El Zombie. Try it out & then stuff your faces with tacos, along with a pig roasted on site (Oct. 30, $10).
  • Life is short. Order the deep-fried, bacon-wrapped peanut-butter cups. They're mini peanut-butter cups wrapped in fried bacon and dipped in a cola batter.
  • The Passenger is one of DC's darlings: it's a casual neighborhood bar that makes some of the best cocktails in town.
  • Central is on notice: The Passenger makes the best Sazerac in town.
  • The mac and cheese arrives sizzling in a cast-iron skillet, the perfect warmer for a cold winter day.
  • The Passenger is primarily a trendy watering hole that also happens to have really solid bar food to complement the cocktail stylings of master mixologist Derek Brown. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Best 'French 75' I've had! Happy Hour is a little busy, but definitely a great locale.
  • Pick your favorite liquor and have Derrick or Alex mix up a surprise beverage.
  • They make a mean Aviation. As blue as the sky.
  • Are you a cocktail person who doesn't actually know a lot about cocktails? The folks here have you covered. Tell them what you like and they'll come up with something you'll love.
  • Drunken Brunch, guys. Drunken Brunch.
  • The cucumber martini is like heaven in your mouth!
  • ask Alex to just mix up whatever is on her mind - she made me a great Sherry Flip, and a custom cocktail w/ tequila, ginger liqueur, cava, and thyme. Amazing. Derek is cool too.
  • Duck carnitas!
  • Ask Tom for a drink w/@AtlanticoRum because it is ridiculously good - if you want to sip a good rum that's been aged in bourbon cask ask for Atlantico Private Cask!
  • Mixologist and owner Derek Brown calls 'The Rickey,' a cocktail native to D.C., "air conditioning in a glass."
  • Definitely take advantage of their creative drink mixing skills. Just tell the bartender or waitress what kind of drink/liquor you're into and let them surprise you with something amazing
  • Drink an Ambersand and then have one of their on tap beers.