A Weekday Walk Around Ivy City – Starting on a Thursday at 3:00 pm

Have you visited Ivy City yet? You really should, and I suggest taking that opportunity to visit the historic Hecht Warehouse neighborhood on a Thursday starting at 3:00 pm. I posted a map for you to follow and hours and locations below.

Your first stop I recommend is New Columbia Distillers. They make great vermouths and gins. I suggested getting there reasonably early, as they are only open during the day (hours listed below). Start with a vermouth tasting!

Next, head to Atlas Brew Works, which opens at 4:00 pm. Great specials. Walk back up to Okie Street NE and make a right turn to Republic Restoratives where you can enjoy this small-batch, women-owned distillery and craft cocktail bar.

Now you must probably be getting hungry. La Puerta Verde is nice to get to for Happy Hour (5 pm – 6:30 pm). $3 tacos, $6 draft Dos Equis Amber, $5 Sol cans, and $12 fresh-made guacamole.

Later, head to DC City Winery and enjoy their massive event spaces, maybe enjoy another bite, and I’m sure there will be live music. Try to get to the rooftop to watch a beautiful sunset. Now that you are full and happy, now its time to have some fun. Head to Big Chief for some New Orleans hospitality.

I included One Eight Distillery because it is also a fun destination, but only on the weekends. Also included is Gravitas, if you want something more refined for dinner. Hope you enjoy!

  • New Columbia Distillers/Green Hat Gin. Distillery in Washington, D.C. Tasting room & retail area selling 2 types of gin & some logo merchandise inside a craft distillery. Address: 1832 Fenwick St NE, Washington, DC 20002. Phone: (202) 733-1710.
    • Sunday Closed
    • Monday 1PM–4PM
    • Tuesday 1PM–4PM
    • Wednesday 1PM–4 PM
    • Thursday 1PM–4PM
    • Friday 1PM–4PM
    • Saturday 1–4PM
  • Atlas Brew Works. Simple brewery producing several craft beers also offers tastings & sells growlers. Address: 2052 West Virginia Ave NE #102, Washington, DC 20002. Phone: (202) 832-0420.
    • Sunday 11AM–10PM
    • Monday 4–10PM
    • Tuesday 4–10PM
    • Wednesday 4–10PM
    • Thursday 4–10PM
    • Friday 4–11PM
    • Saturday 11AM–11PM
  • La Puerta Verde. Address: 2001 Fenwick St NE, Washington, DC 20002. Phone: (202) 290-1875.
    • Sunday 11AM–10PM
    • Monday Closed
    • Tuesday 5–10PM
    • Wednesday 5–10PM
    • Thursday 5–10PM
    • Friday 5–11PM
    • Saturday 11AM–11PM
    • HAPPY HOUR: Tuesday – Friday 5:00PM – 6:30PM
    • HAPPY HOUR: Saturday and Sunday 2:30PM – 5:00PM
  • City Winery DC. Address: 1350 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002. Phone: (202) 250-2531.
    • Sunday 1PM–12AM
    • Monday 5PM–12AM
    • Tuesday 5PM–12AM
    • Wednesday 5PM–12AM
    • Thursday 5PM–12AM
    • Friday 5PM–12AM
    • Saturday 1PM–12AM
  • Big Chief. Edgy, industrial-chic bar with 3 levels plus a rooftop patio, pop-up events & a New Orleans theme. Address: 2002 Fenwick St NE, Washington, DC 20002.
    • Sunday 2–10PM
    • Monday Closed
    • Tuesday Closed
    • Wednesday 5–10PM
    • Thursday 5–10PM
    • Friday 5PM–3AM
    • Saturday 2PM–12AM
  • (Only Saturday and Sunday) One Eight Distilling. Distillery Set in a redbrick warehouse, this gin, vodka & whiskey maker boasts a tasting room with copper vats. Address: 1135 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002. Phone: (202) 636-6638.
    • Sunday 1–7PM
    • Monday Closed
    • Tuesday Closed
    • Wednesday Closed
    • Thursday Closed
    • Friday Closed
    • Saturday 1–6PM
  • (5x $90. +64 Wine Pairings. Chef’s Tasting $140.) Gravitas in Ivy City. New American restaurant Minimalist, the industrial-chic venue features New American tasting menus with a locally-sourced fare. Address: 1401 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002. Phone: (202) 763-7942.
    • Sunday 5:30–10PM
    • Monday Closed
    • Tuesday Closed
    • Wednesday 5:30–11PM
    • Thursday 5:30–11PM
    • Friday 5:30PM–12AM
    • Saturday 5:30PM–12AM

There is also the DC City Smokehouse, Ari’s Diner, a soccer-focused sports bar called Dock FC, and a Mom’s Organic.

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