Sipping Gin Speakeasy Style at The Gibson in Washington, DC
There isn't a sign above the door at The Gibson, and if there aren't a few fellow revelers waiting outside, you will swear you are about to walk into someone's living room. You may even have to ring the buzzer to get the bar's gatekeeper to open the door. The strict no standing policy ensures that this cozy corner of town maintains its relaxed atmosphere, a far cry from the hustle, bustle, and conversation killing noise typical of other establishments in the vivacious U Street neighborhood. Once inside, the low lights and candles bathe the leather-embossed bar and plush booths in a warm and welcoming glow. Leisurely enjoy a delicious vintage cocktail or a modern Gibson concoction mixed to perfection by the friendly and unhurried bartenders. This is the place where you go to savor your drink, enjoy the company of close friends, and feel the daily hysteria of the city slip away one sip at a time.