24 Best Bars in Washington

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This upscale bistro spices things up behind the wood-topped bar by reaching for ingredients more commonly found in the kitchen—such as black pepper, tamarind, chilies, and the Chinese five-spice powder employed in an old fashioned. Chefs have long paired food with wine, but here bartenders relay to the kitchen which cocktail a customer has ordered, challenging cooks to create a dish to match it.