[flagallery gid=36 w=500 h=350 skin=photo_pro_1_2asl name=Gallery] “Last Exit Mt Pleasant, Washington, DC.”
Washington, DC (September 14, 2012) – The last of the boutique bars have been discovered. Just off the busy Columbia Heights strip and on the quiet Mount Pleasant Street is a small basement bar called Last Exit. From the creative minds of Eric Bernstrom and Jeremy Pollok, owners of Tonic, this is an informal cocktail lounge featuring unique cocktails, infusions, and specialty beers in a relaxed atmosphere.
Inside this intimate mixology station are plush couches, chaise lounges, and cozy seating, which is a great place to host an informal gathering. This is a perfect escape from the DC dilemmas and offers an enigmatic sense of seclusion which can be comforting if you want to be off the radar for a bit.
Cocktails range from the classic Jack Rose, with Boulard Calvados, house made spiced grenadine, and fresh lime; to the newer Beatrice with Beet & ginger infused gin, Dolin Rouge Vermouth, fresh lemon, Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters, celery bitters; and the warmer Currant Affair, made with Diep 9 Genever Red Currant, Benedictine, citrus demerara. All the cocktails are wonderfully paired flavors served in petite vintage cocktail glasses ranging around $12 and are perfect to sip while you enjoy Home Made Pigs in a Blanket with stout mustard or smoked paprika popcorn.
Last Exit is open Tuesdays through Sundays 7pm to close. Closed on Mondays. Last Exit is located at 3155 Mt Pleasant St NW, and you can find the entrance to at the bottom of the stairs in Tonic. lastexitdc.com