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Southern Efficiency

(Now Closed)
Whisky Bar and Cocktail Bar$$$$
U-Street, Washington
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  • Eater
    EaterNovember 21, 2016
    The tribute to American whiskey is Derek Brown's focus here, as are Southern snacks and cocktails. A few blocks south, Brown's new Columbia Room also uses whiskey in several of its high-end cocktails. Read more
  • On the Grid
    On the GridNovember 21, 2016
    Southern Efficiency is a comfort food and whiskey bar with an eclectic group of whiskies ranging the gamut from traditional Bourbons to whiskey from craft distillers. Read more
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostApril 10, 2014
    The bisque-like peanut soup is a nod to Southern cuisine. Sour cream, a bit of sherry vinegar and an artful sprinkle of greens finish the vegetarian soup. Read more
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DollOctober 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Even when busy, good service and well executed cocktails! Try the Fourth Regiment - rye, sweet vermouth, and 3 kinds of bitters!
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BownsJanuary 15, 2014
    Try your favorite bourbon or whiskey two ways: neat/on the rocks and in a cocktail (Manhattan, Sazerac, or Vieux Carre)
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan K.January 12, 2014
    White whiskey and Cola hit the spot. Stone fence should work for folks who show up at a whiskey bar and don't know what to order.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BernsteinJune 14, 2015
    Great whiskey bar. Can get a bit cramped with a lot of people there. They make an awesome old fashioned.
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BannerAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Huge selection of whiskey, and mint juleps on tap.
  • Jason N.
    Jason NellisJanuary 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for the bartenders recommendation. You won't be disappointed.
  • K K.
    K KFebruary 21, 2016
    Walnut old fashioned - so smooth and warms you up just right
  • Juan H.
    Juan HuayllaOctober 24, 2014
    Great whiskey bar in the shaw neighborhood in Washington DC.
  • Brian P.
    Brian PritchardDecember 31, 2013
    It was excellent. Good bourbon and atmosphere.
  • Christopher W.
    Christopher WestcottOctober 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best whiskey bar in the city. Don't be crazy. Come here.
  • Will W.
    Will WhiteOctober 1, 2016
    The cocktails are great. Mint juleps are never ending.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WisemanAugust 2, 2014
    Not originally a quote by Kennedy http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/washington_is_a_city_of_southern_efficiency_and_northern_charm
  • Ben R.
    Ben RNovember 2, 2015
    Get the Fall to Pieces.
  • Izaak B.
    Izaak BeekmanMay 23, 2014
    Great whiskey list!
  • Jon M.
    Jon MillerAugust 27, 2016
    Juleps on tap!
  • Marie I.
    Marie IndcDecember 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    white whiskey and smoked cola!!!
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BownsDecember 27, 2013
    Try the booze!
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan TaylorDecember 17, 2014
    Virginia Highland Malt
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