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“Traditional cocktail bar”
Review of Off the Record

Off the Record
Ranked #12 of 179 Nightlife in Washington DC
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

Located in the basement of the beautiful Hay-Adams hotel, the bar is a particular favourite among the official types, with a view upwardly hopeful interns thrown in for good measure, that work in the surrounding area and you might come across the odd famous face. Between 5 and 8 it is extremely busy but it has a wonderful buzz nonetheless and though a table is hard to come by, the bar stools offer a good vantage point. The cocktails (uniformly priced at $16) are excellent (try the Old Fashioned and Dark 'n Stormy!), but they also have an expressing range of spirits of every kind. The service is as eccentric as you'd imagine in a place that has a feel of a gentlemen's club. Didn't try the food but the slider plates looked very inviting, indeed!

Thank Bertie33
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

Spent several hours walking around the Mall and wanted drinks in a typical DC bar. Off the Record didn't disappoint. You could tell the place had tons of history oozing from the wals. Really cozy, very friendly staff, sampled several specialty drinks and the shrimp app.

Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

I was here on a date last weekend and had an amazing time. The atmosphere was really great and very unique. The drinks were very good and the service was good. Overall a really amazing place to get drinks in DC.

Thank Minutemen10
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Reviewed 20 May 2013 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in the Hay-Adams hotel. Super cute and classy, the perfect place for pre-dinner cocktails. It was quite packed with the post-work crowd but nonetheless the drinks were fantastic and we eventually found a table. Charactertures of presidents past and present cover the walls so that's a nice touch. Overall loved this place!

Thank 855LisaD855
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

I was there and it was great,

An exceptional customer, a little pricey but GREAT, there were many people, but it was for the presentation of Obama.

Thank Alex J
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