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Jack Rose Dining Saloon
2007 18th St., NW (Adams Morgan)
(1) 202-588-7388 | www.jackrosediningsaloon.com
HOURSSun.-Thurs.: 5:00pm-2:00am; Fri.-Sat.: 5:00pm-3:00am
RESERVATIONSRecommended for dinner; not accepted for bar
DOOR POLICYRelaxed. May be a wait if it's busy.
PRICE (ONE OR TWO OUNCE POUR OF WHISKEY; COCKTAIL)USD 7-150; USD 10-13
BARYes - four bars throughout the space
FOOD SERVED?Yes - bar bites and full dinner menu
OUTDOOR SPACEYes - roof terrace
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?Yes - dining room, terrace, balcony room, whiskey cellar, and tiki bar available for events
METROU Street; Dupont Circle
Jack Rose mixes refinement with the party spirit, so expect to sip your carefully muddled cocktail amid a lively crowd. The building has three floors and four bars (with a whiskey cellar for private rental), so we prefer to wander a bit when we first arrive to find a room with a vibe to fit our mood. We love that the dark wood, granite bars, and beverage selection say upscale lounge, but the mood is more fun and friendly than stuffy and formal.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
Something smart and cute like a little black dress with statement earrings
GO HERE WITH
A date - for dinner and drinks; friends - to flirt and stargaze with the rowdy crowd on the rooftop terrace
Preppy party types; whiskey connoisseurs
WHY WE LIKE IT
This place is a whiskey-lover’s paradise. They have a dictionary-sized menu of over a thousand different whiskeys, scotches, bourbons, and spirits. Plus, the bartenders really know their stuff, so if you’re feeling overwhelmed, they can steer you in the right direction.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
Typical of Adams Morgan spots, this place gets packed shoulder-to-shoulder on weekends. We’d rather have a tougher door than have our toes stepped on by people pushing their way to the bar.
GOOD TO KNOW
Stop in during happy hour for drink and dinner deals (Monday-Friday from 5:00pm-7:30pm) in the first floor saloon bar. Also, it’s a bit of a hike from the metro, so, ladies, take a cab if you’re wearing heels.
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