Nightlife in Fort Dupont

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Skilled mixologists serve up complex drinks at Wisdom, a dark yet charming cocktail parlor where heavy draperies and ornate lights hang along exposed brick walls. Their drink menu runs the gamut from wine and imported beer to a vast selection of authentic absinthe. Bartenders also mix up non-alcoholic "mocktails," with flavor profiles that are as interesting as their alcoholic counterparts. Events such as trivia night pit martinis against memories, and yappy hours let dogs lounge on the patio and play poker while owners sip libations. Wisdom also dishes up tasty tidbits such as chocolate beer waffles doused in maple syrup or bacon waffles covered in bourbon and caramel apples.

1432 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
Washington,
DC
US

High-fived by the Washington Post, Addie's sets the culinary stage with an eclectic spread of fresh seafood and ingredients harvested from a slew of local farms. The dinner menu spotlights dishes such as sautéed spanish mackerel delicately serenaded by grated pasta and tomato-anchovy fondue ($21), as well as a locally raised pork chop chaperoned by pumpkin grits, turnips, and brussels sprouts ($24). Diners can fortify meals with desserts ($8–9), wines, or an impenetrable fortress of toothpicks. Addie's lunch menu showcases lighter fare, such as sautéed shrimp and stone-ground grits ($16) or the fried oyster po boy loaded with cornmeal-coated Chincoteague oysters and chipotle remoulade ($12), which adds a creamy punch rivaled only by a boxing glove filled with ranch dressing.

1612 14th Street Southeast
Washington,
DC
US