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A low-key place to drink in the heart of Chinatown? Yes, really. Jackpot, the latest bar from Iron Horse Taproom and Rocket Bar co-owners Curt Large and Geoff Dawson, quietly opened in the basement space below Lime Fresh last week.
Unlike Iron Horse and Rocket Bar, Jackpot has no games. But you will find 24 beers on tap, a handful of classic cocktails, and a sizable whiskey collection. Two cask beers and four wines on draft are coming soon. The bar serves no food, although patrons are welcome to bring in food from elsewhere, and eventually snacks like chips or popcorn will be available.
As you walk down to the basement, you’ll see a bunch of old furniture, signs, and knickknacks nailed to the walls—like you’re entering your uncle’s basement. The bar itself is pretty bare bones, with concrete walls and floors, a few flatscreen TVs, and a long bar that runs the length of the room. The back corner will be used as a stage for live music on weekends.
Check out the full drink menus below.
Jackpot, 726 7th St. NW; (202) 628-5225; facebook.com/jackpotdc