The Backroom

What it do baby boo’s… I was so excited when my friend asked me if I wanted to go to a speakeasy. I have never been to a speakeasy before but I love the entire concept of going to a place that’s hidden. Makes me feel very exclusive, like a VIP socialite. I love feeling bad and Boujee.

This particular speakeasy was behind the scenes of a deli restaurant on U st. I love that area because there are so many things to do. If you’ve never been, you have to go. It’s a good place to go out with friends if you are in to the bar scene.

When we got there we had to wait for our reservation time. They checked us in and then escorted us back through a small kitchen door. It led to this gorgeous room with a chandelier, luxury couches and chairs, long dark tables, and two bars with metallic backsplashes and low beam lights.

Our waitress was very informative and recommended good options for food and cocktails. I started off with the Two up Two down, which is a combination of Whiskey, Rye, Hennessey, honey and citrus bitters.

I know everybody says “Henny thing goes” because they love Hennessey but I have to admit that I hate Hennessey. I think it’s absolutely disgusting. I don’t care, I don’t care, I don’t care. However this drink was amazing. It was so good that I could barely taste any alcohol. I knew it was going to creep up on me so I was smart and ordered just one.

I decided I wanted to sample some of the beers. The waitress was kind enough to give me the full deets on which one that I would like. I tried the Peroni, an IPAA and one that starts with an M that I can’t remember (sorry!!) My favorite was the M one.

The ambience of the speakeasy is so chill and laid-back that our table stayed for 2 1/2 hours. The other waitress was starting to signal us that it was time for us to go because we were going into someone else’s reservation time.

I think speakeasies are a great idea. Its a fun date night or a fun group thing to do. I encourage all of you to go to one especially because there are some pretty cool ones in DC, in places you would never think.

Until next time,

Lin Alishia

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