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The 18 Hottest New Bars Around D.C., August 2021

Although customers are supposed to wear a mask if they’re not actively eating and drinking, D.C. bars are back at full capacity and otherwise operating under pre-pandemic norms. Throughout the public health crisis, new bars have continued to open, invigorating the District’s drinking scene with rooftop spaces, sidewalk patios, and to-go operations full of wine, local and European beers, and prime happy hour deals. This map includes 18 bars that have opened in the past six months.