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The Next Whisky Bar

Closed Now: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Very Comfortable and Great Service

I met my friend here for drinks, and it was so nice not to have to wait 10 minutes for a server to... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
7Linda67
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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Great Drinks and Service

The bartenders were great (even sending me away with a recipe for a unique drink I enjoyed). The... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2018
taralaf
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Wells, Maine
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Sep 16, 2018
“Very Comfortable and Great Service”
2 days ago
“Fantastic bartenders”
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Combining refined elegance with a modern twist, there's no other bar like The Next Whisky Bar in Washington, DC. An undulating copper wall leads guests from the lobby to an illuminated wall of 2,500 whisky bottles awash in a soft amber glow. Guests...more
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2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1906
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited this bar while staying at the Watergate Hotel. The barmen, Saroj & Adnan were incredibly knowledgeable about whiskey & both had an absolute passion for their jobs. They are an absolute credit to The Next Whiskey Bar - this was the highlight of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Heather641
Management_Team_365, Manager at The Next Whisky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Heather, Saroj and Adnan are two of our many shining stars and we thank you for calling attention to their lustrous approach to service. We have shared and celebrated your kind words with them and on behalf of all of us at the bar...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was staying at The Watergate both for a personal trip and then for business, so I was there for a week. We hit the Next Whiskey Bar most evenings, and on several occasions were served by Adnand and Saroj. Both were excellent bartenders, customizing...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Laurie K
Management_Team_365, Manager at The Next Whisky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Laurie, What a treat to find your review! On behalf of the hotel and all of us at The Next Whisky Bar, it was a joy to host your extended visit and we are glad you could settle in for a refreshing end-of-day cocktail...More

Reviewed April 17, 2019

We visited the Next Whisky Bar in DC. It is a beautiful bar and worth the price to go take a look. Our server was not very informed on whiskeys, even though the service was excellent. Fortunately, we didn't need much input, but they really...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank highm
Management_Team_365, Manager at The Next Whisky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear highm, Greetings and thank you for joining us. We appreciate you investing the time to share your thoughtful review and we are pleased to find that our innovative design and vast menu captivated your full attention. We apologize for any shortfalls experienced in the...More

Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

For my anniversary with my boyfriend, I decided to make a surprise reservation at The Next Whiskey Bar’s Igloos. To start off on a bad note, the GPS directions did not take us to the right location, and so I called to clarify the correct...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Management_Team_365, Manager at The Next Whisky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2019

Dear tmount5411, Warm Greetings to you and yours and thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary with us. While it warms us to read that there were aspects of your visit that left you impressed, we regret to read of your overall impression and...More

Reviewed December 20, 2018

I love this place! It's a very sexy and comfortable place to come in and have a drink. We went there and had a few Manhattans and some other cocktails and the bar staff was great the whole time. We went there prior to going...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Management_Team_365, Manager at The Next Whisky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2018

Dear trkramer527, We loved hosting you and we thank you for taking the time to share such a spectacular review. It warms us to read that we can look forward to welcoming you again and we will be counting the days until your return. Warmest...More

Reviewed December 19, 2018

The drinks were STEEP--we had wanted to go into the "igloos" out back but it cost $250 just to reserve and then each guest had to individually spend $50-75--ee gads! The four drinks were over $80. It was great to have a lovely place to...More

Thank Melisa C
Management_Team_365, Manager at The Next Whisky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Dear Melisa C, Greetings! Our igloos on the terrace are in high demand and we are thrilled you were able to join us for cocktails after the show. We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and we hope our innovative and savory...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018

I met my friend here for drinks, and it was so nice not to have to wait 10 minutes for a server to take our order. My friend had an old fashioned and it had a real cherry, not a marashino cherry. I had a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 7Linda67
Management_Team_365, Manager at The Next Whisky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Dear Linda, We love to celebrate friendship at The Next Whisky Bar and we thank you and your friend for allowing us to welcome you both for a night of catching up! We are thrilled that your drinks were so enjoyed and we hope to...More

Reviewed February 14, 2018

The bartenders were great (even sending me away with a recipe for a unique drink I enjoyed). The drinks were first rate and the atmosphere is nice. The eavesdropping was GREAT. I'd go back for a drink anytime.More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank taralaf
Management_Team_365, Manager at The Next Whisky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2018

Greetings Tara, We would love to see a photo of that cocktail once you make one and we invite you to share it online #gategoer! Your review was a treat to find and we appreciate your kind words. Please do plan to visit again, hopefully,...More

Reviewed August 19, 2017

OK - the Watergate Hotel is an ICON. It is worth the visit just to say you were there. Infamous Nixon hijinks - are historic. The hotel was redone - and the Whiskey Bar is a nice touch. With walls of whisky bottles separating spaces...More

Thank Gerarddunn
Management_Team_365, Manager at The Next Whisky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2018

Dear Gerarddunn, We’re delighted you found us, and equally as pleased we found your review. We apologize for our delay in showing appreciation for your review but it was posted to a secondary TripAdvisor page that had been created for the bar. We’ve had your...More

Reviewed August 3, 2017

Nice selection of bourbon. Prices are to be as expected at a funky location. The bartender Elizabeth will drop some serious bourbon knowledge on you.More

Thank Allie K
Management_Team_365, Manager at The Next Whisky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2018

Dear Allie, Elizabeth is a gem, one of many on our team, and we have shared and celebrated your kind words with her! We are sorry it’s taken us some time to extend our appreciation for your review, but your comments were posted to a...More

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