In a city with more than 160 embassies and consulates, this is where to sip your way around the world. This 14th Street outlier hands each guest a book with hundreds of options and pairing suggestions. There are 25 sparkling wines by the glass alone, from Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany and, mais oui, France. You’ll find dozens of small plates as well as charcuterie and cheese selections designed to embolden top notes. Popular dishes include avocado toast drizzled with pistachio oil, grilled lamb belly and goat cheesecake. Edison bulbs cast a honey glow over what’s often considered date night central. Like a bottle so much you wish you could take a case home? No sweat. Hit up Cork Market and Tasting Room (1805 14th Street NW) down the street.
|Venue name:||Cork Wine Bar|
1720 14 Street NW
|Cross street:||between R and S Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Wed 5pm–midnight, Thu–Sat 5pm–1am, Sun 5–10pm|
|Transport:||U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro|