10 New Bars and Restaurants in DC to Try Now


3301 Georgia Ave., NW

Chef Alex McCoy’s eclectic Thai restaurant takes cues from his travels across Southeast Asia, evidenced on the menu—comforting khao soi curry noodles and sour sausage-fried rice share space with egg-topped Aussie burgers and Singapore sling cocktails. Reservations are taken at the funky, 39-seat space in Park View, but get there quick—McCoy may move the concept to a permanent Petworth home in September.


The Columbia Room

124 Blagden Alley, NW

One of the city’s best cocktail bars makes its return, having moved from a nook inside the Passenger (now closed) to an atmospheric space in Blagden Alley about the Dabney. Head bartender J.P. Fetherston leads three and five-cocktail journeys paired with snacks in the stately Tasting Room, while a-la-carte sips and spirits can be sampled in the Library. Look for an outdoor Punch Garden in the spring.

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