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Food & Wine has released its list of the “50 Best Bars In America.” And, just like in national politics, D.C. representation is sorely lacking. Only one hotbed of booze in the entire District merits a mention on the vaunted list: The Passenger/Columbia Room near Mt. Vernon Square. Alexandria’s PX, meanwhile, earns a nod on behalf of Northern Virginia. In the Post, Y&H alum Tim Carman chats with validated proprietors Derek Brown and Todd Thrasher, as well as a few of the snubbed, including Gina Chersevani of PS7’s. WaPo bars and clubs editor Fritz Hahn also weighs in on some other glaring omissions, including Jack Rose, Fiola, and America Eats. The list further dismisses a number of City Paper readers’ faves, such as: The Gibson (“Best Cocktail” and “Best Cocktail Selection“), ChurchKey (“Best Craft Beer Selection” and “Best Draft Beer Selection“), The Blaguard (“Best Neighborhood Bar“), and The Raven (“Best Dive Bar“).
Which local watering hole are you most incensed about not making the cut?