The knowledgeable staff at this irresistibly handsome amber-colored bar in Chinatown pours 70 wines, almost half by the glass. Flight serves familiar grapes, many from lesser-known locations; ask the server to surprise you with vino from the Balkans, Hungary and Lebanon. As sweet as this wee spot is during the week, it shines after 10pm on Saturday nights, when any glass from an open bottle is $7. Flight employs the Coravin system, so bartenders can extract wines without removing the cork and aerating the wine. It’s a superb reason to sample pricier wines without having to buy the whole bottle. And true to its name, flights are a house specialty: three for $18. That and a plate of the duck sliders make everyone feel like a baller. Being a block away from the Verizon Center doesn’t hurt either.
|Venue name:||Flight Wine Bar|
777 6th St NW
|Cross street:||at H St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 5–11pm, Fri–Sat 5pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro|