Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Bars , Rooftop bars Adams Morgan
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Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Photograph: Shauna Alexander
Jack Rose Dining Saloon
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Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Photograph: Shauna Alexander
Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Were Jim Morrison ever to be reincarnated and transported to Washington, the response to his immortal request, “Show me the way to the next whiskey bar” would inevitably lead him to Jack Rose. This is, quite simply, the only place to drink whiskey in Washington, with a remarkable selection of more than 1,500 different varieties. The tall, clubby space feels like a library, with leather seats and ladders to help bartenders reach the highest bottles; if you don’t know much (or anything) about whiskey, don’t be afraid to ask, since the staff are happy to impart their wisdom. On sunnier days, there’s also an outdoor terrace and tiki bar.

Venue name: Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Address: 2007 18th St NW
Washington, DC

Cross street: between California and Vernon Sts
Opening hours: Sun–Thu 5pm–2am, Fri–Sat 5pm–3am
Transport: Dupont Circle Metro

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Amy Cavanaugh

For fans of whiskey, it's hard to find a better spot than Jack Rose, where tons of bottles line the walls. The whiskey list is massive, and with both cocktails and neat pours available, it's possible to try all different kinds. Bonus: the food is solid.