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2009 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4436
18:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 03:00
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Late in December I dress up for the annual birthday rendezvous with my culinary guide to the DC food scene. The celebration always commences with cocktails at The Gibson – a quiet, mysterious, refined tribute to the art of the cocktail

Thank John C
Sutton, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Our friends took us here on our recent visit to D.C. Great hidden gem that doesn't open until 6pm and won't let you in without an i.d. or reservation. No name on outside so you have to go by address. Inside is beautiful and drink menu interesting.prices $11-17 and definitely worth it.

Thank NancyLes69
Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Very intimate atmosphere. Perfect for when you are trying to converse with your company. Dan was magnificent - a true aficionado in his field.

Thank pgatsby
Cairo, Egypt
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I am in town and wanted to meet up with a local friend who recommended this bar later in the evening. We didn't have reservations but they got us in; we had great drinks, amazing service, and good conversation (atmosphere is very conducive to this) all night! I highly recommend asking and trusting the staff and they will make you... More 

Thank Andrea H
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93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Nice speak easy experience. Good looked delicious and drinks were quality. Great way to start the night before getting a bit more rowdy.

Thank SarahR_Travels-143
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had delicious hand-crafted cocktails at the Gibson. We had reservations but when we walked in it wasn't packed so we sat at the bar. The bartender was friendly and knowledgeable. Still it's probably a good idea to make reservations.

Thank Erin M
Woodstock, GA
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

1. Amazing hand-crafted, unique cocktails 2. Fantastic service 3. Cozy, comfortable atmosphere 4. Great patio for outside imbibing 5. The best pork rinds—EVER!

1 Thank Sam_Basils_Mom
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121 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Be sure to get a reservation if you plan to be in DC. This lovely location is hidden along the street among other...rougher...establishments. Once inside, it's a cozy place with a lot of people. The finely crafted cocktails were amazing. I had scorched earth, pigs nose, & lust #1. WHile she had purple rain & teen romance. The Lust was... More 

Thank JustJamesus
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is a great place to enjoy delicious cocktails with friends in an intimate, speakeasy setting. It's hidden in a neighborhood of lively bars and restaurants, the door unmarked, the building nondescript. You enter a dark narrow hallway blocked by a bouncer, and if you have a reservation, you'll pass into a beautiful, comfortable, softly lit space. We settled into... More 

Thank jaywvogt
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Love this place, it is basically a speak easy, they may serve food, but wasn't there for that. The bartenders are fun and animated, at least the one we had. The bar is the best place to sit cause the making of each cocktail is an art form/show to watch. If you don't find the drink menu to your liking,... More 

Thank Enzio007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 03:00
18:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2009 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4436
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 12022322156

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?